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Published on: August 12, 2013 / Comments: 2

Monitor your water usage with an Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Just don't water down your Pi

Carriots is a platform focused on talking to embedded devices.  Data collection is an obvious strong point of a platform like this.  Here is a project using Carriots, an Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and a water flow meter to monitor water usage on a gardening system.

The tutorial is broken up in to part1 and part2.  Source code included.  Part 1 primarily focuses on setting up and configuring, using python on the Pi to communicate to the Arduino, and the flow meter sensor is then read by the Arduino.  Part 2 is dealing with the data collected which includes graphing.

While I’m no green-thumb, I’m not sure how practical this particular application is I can see the usefulness when generating a larger sensor node collection system.

 

2 Comments.
  1. chris333j says:

    Hi, is it possible to use a Sappel Pusar (http://www.compteur-energie.com/emetteur-impulsion-sappel-izar-pulse-h.htm) and a Raspberry ? Can you help me plz

  2. chris333j says:

    because I have only 2 wire flat cable (pulses and earth), how connect it to my arduino ? Any change in code ? Tks a lot…

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