Project tutorial
Doggo Water Bowl Refill Monitor/Indicator - Part 1

Doggo Water Bowl Refill Monitor/Indicator - Part 1 © GPL3+

A simple thing that lets you monitor your dog's water intake and reminds you to refill it.

  • 792 views
  • 2 comments
  • 7 respects

Components and supplies

Ard nano
Arduino Nano R3
×1
09590 01
LED (generic)
Red and Green
×2
Mfr 25frf52 10k sml
Resistor 10k ohm
For the float switch
×1
Mfr 25fbf52 221r sml
Resistor 221 ohm
For the red LED
×1
08377 02 l
Resistor 330 ohm
For the green LED
×1
826 04
Male/Female Jumper Wires
×1
Male/Male Jumper Wires
×1
12002 04
Breadboard (generic)
For prototyping
×1
Adafruit industries ada1536 image
Buzzer
I used the passive version
×1
Omron b3f 1000 image 75px
SparkFun Pushbutton switch 12mm
For the external Reset button.
×1
181 02
Adafruit Standard LCD - 16x2 White on Blue
I used the one with and i2C backpack.
×1
Pcbway qeheggiidg
PCBWay Custom PCB
Custom PCB.
×1

Necessary tools and machines

09507 01
Soldering iron (generic)

Apps and online services

Ide web
Arduino IDE
Project file and code will be uploaded next week.
Autodesk TinkerCad

About this project

First, I'd like to say that this is will be in 2 parts. Watch out for Part 2 next week !

So, yeah. My older sister bought a dog water bowl fountain a few months ago and told me that I shouldn't let it run out of water because that will be bad for the small submersible water pump that is inside the bowl.

But, I couldn't always be present to check it out, tho' I don't leave the house that much, but I'm on another room.

To solve that problem, I have decided to make use of some of the stuff that's available at my disposal.

This thing just let's you monitor you dog's or other pet's water intake and warns or reminds you to refill the bowl by making a buzzing sound that does not stop until you refill it.

That's the only practical use of this that I could think of at the moment.

The way it works is actually pretty simple.

The green LED is on and the refill count increases every time the 2nd magnetic part of the switch is floating. That means that the water level inside the bowl is still full or at safe level. On the other hand, the red LED and buzzer gets activated every time the 2 magnets are connected and completing a circuit which means that it needs a refill or the water level is LOW.

Btw, the PCB was provided by #PCBWay.

CHECK OUT PCBWay's Program for Engineering Students and get Sponsored on your project!

LINK: https://www.pcbway.com/sponsor.html

Don't worry, I wouldn't get anything if you decide to try their services. I just wanted to help.

IF YOU'RE WONDERING WHERE THE CODE/PROJECT FILE, SOURCES LINK IS, YOU WON'T FIND IT HERE.

THAT WILL BE ON NEXT WEEK'S VIDEO. SORRY.

******************************************************************************

Social Media Links To Follow (I mean, if you want to):

Facebook - https://fb.me/HeathenHacks

Instagram - https://instagr.am/HeathenHacks

******************************************************************************

Custom parts and enclosures

This is the layout of the PCB.
Without the grayed out parts and the connections to ground of the SWITCH and LCD.
Desktop screenshot 2018 azwz8w8kv0
This is what it would look like on the junction box.
Video of this will be uploaded next week.
Sizzling bruticus 1eb3yoxqyq

Schematics

Water Bowl Refill Schematic.
I will elaborate on this on next week's video.
Doggiebowlschematic g2rfgcjsay

Comments

Similar projects you might like

Doggo Water Bowl Refill Monitor/Indicator - Part 2

Project tutorial by Heathen_Hacks-v2

  • 1,564 views
  • 0 comments
  • 3 respects

Simple Arduino Digital Clock Without RTC

Project in progress by Annlee Fores

  • 99,408 views
  • 24 comments
  • 89 respects

Marduino Party 1

Project tutorial by Arduino “having11” Guy

  • 1,240 views
  • 0 comments
  • 1 respect

Arduino-Powered Water Bottle

Project tutorial by Md. Khairul Alam

  • 7,205 views
  • 5 comments
  • 32 respects

Standalone Arduino Applied in Projects

Project tutorial by PCBWay and Silícios Lab

  • 5,633 views
  • 8 comments
  • 40 respects

Android App-Based Home Automation System Using IOT

Project tutorial by Team Autoshack

  • 24,826 views
  • 17 comments
  • 75 respects
Add projectSign up / Login