Friday, September 6, 2013

25: RaspBerry Pi — Farm Worker

Here's my current idea for the equipment layout:

The UPS will allow the Pi to ignore momentary power glitches and to shutdown gracefully if the outage lasts more than a few minutes. In case the UPS doesn't signal power failure, the photosensor shown above is a cheap solution.

Everything in the diagram adds up to no more than $300. But the trick to making it reliable will be in the software.

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