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Design of an Automatic Umbrella Actuated through Water and Temperature Sensors

Meher Dev Gudela1, Atharv Kulkarni2, Abhishek Dhotre1 and Kshitiz Shrimali2
  • 1 Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, India
  • 2 Lokmanya Tilak College of Engineering, India
Journal of Mechatronics and Robotics
Volume 4 No. 1, 2020, 191-210

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jmrsp.2020.191.210

Submitted On: 12 September 2020 Published On: 29 September 2020

How to Cite: Gudela, M. D., Kulkarni, A., Dhotre, A. & Shrimali, K. (2020). Design of an Automatic Umbrella Actuated through Water and Temperature Sensors. Journal of Mechatronics and Robotics, 4(1), 191-210. https://doi.org/10.3844/jmrsp.2020.191.210

Abstract

The aim of this thesis is to make a smart umbrella which can reduce human effort due to its functionality and can target the market due to its unique design, is really important in modern society at risk of rainfall and wind without coverage in place. The purpose of this project is to make such an umbrella that is really sensitive in the incidences of rain and sunlight at domestic and market level. Specifically, in summer season the floor of open areas gets so warm due to sun light that makes difficulty for working. This umbrella covers the entire hall during the rain and sunlight. This umbrella operates with the help of different sensors like temperature sensors, water sensors and wind sensors. The opening and closing of umbrella is being controlled through a motor. Motor can give a quick and instant response to the shaft so that shaft can play a major role of power transmission for opening and closing of umbrella. Motor provides required rpm to the shaft. Whenever temperature of the atmosphere goes above 35°, temperature sensor sends signal to Arduino which is control unit box. Then Arduino sends signal further to the motor so that motor may activate and deliver required rpm to the coupling shaft. This project is a cost-effective way of providing automated controlled shade from high intensity sunlight and rain. So, the problems of open and vast areas can be solved by using such types of automated umbrellas.

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Keywords

  • Temperature Sensors
  • Water Sensors
  • Wind Sensors
  • Shaft
  • Arduino