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Justanotherprogrammer

Hi me and my teammates wanted to know what is the best model of Arduino for monitoring the depth or level of flood and the type or model of the water level sensor to be used. Not too pricey please. And also if it is okay too put the instructions on how to build it...

Paul_KD7HB

Hi me and my teammates wanted to know what is the best model of Arduino for monitoring the depth or level of flood and the type or model of the water level sensor to be used. Not too pricey please. And also if it is okay too put the instructions on how to build it...
You can certainly come up with better specifications than that!

What do you consider a "flood" as opposed to a heavy rain? Are you looking for a sensor to operate during a flooding situation, or a measure of how high the water got after the water receded?

Around my place a flood is more than one inch of water in the driveway. I have seen markers of floods over 40 feet above the normal river level.

I guess the major question for you is what range do you want to cover?

Paul

Nick_Pyner

In answer to your question, as it is raised, any Arduino will do the job, but none can do it without some sort of peripheral device. You might consider the NODE-MCU. It is very cheap, and has built-in Wifi, which might be useful so you can monitor it remotely and keep your feet dry.

MorganS

What kind of flooding?

River flood?

Basement or bathroom floods?

Lawnmower engine starting problems?
"The problem is in the code you didn't post."

larryd

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Jul 21, 2018, 06:12 am Last Edit: Jul 21, 2018, 06:22 am by larryd
"And also if it is okay too put the instructions on how to build it..."

We help you with questions you have, we don't do the work for you.

There is a Gigs and Colaboration forum where you can ask people to do work for you.


No technical PMs.
The last thing you did is where you should start looking.

TomGeorge

Hi,
In your previous thread;

http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=548843.0

Have you considered an ESP32 and using a dashboard site like myDevices Cayenne, it can display current and historic data and be setup to send SMS and email messages when certain conditions occur.

The condition is you need WiFi or if you add a module Lorawan linking to the sensor point.

https://www.espressif.com/en/products/hardware/esp32/overview

https://mydevices.com/

I have been using this system as well as Thingspeak to monitor room conditions in my home.

Tom.. :)
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ChrisTenone

... And also if it is okay too put the instructions on how to build it...
I like that part. Who gets the diploma then?
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Justanotherprogrammer

Our topic is that we are going to implement it in a certain street. This is a project for us 4th year IT students.

Because our system first needs a device that can measure the level of flood. Once the flood has reached a certain amount of feet like two feet... then the device will send it to our web based sytem then to our mobile application that we have created. Then the app will recieve a notification to the user that the flood level is now two feet.

wvmarle

Sounds like a simple float switch will do if that's all you want to know. Mount it on the desired level, and the moment the water reaches that level the contact closes. A few line of code on a NodeMCU connecting to a nearby WiFi network and it's sent to a MQTT server. Done.
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Justanotherprogrammer

What model of arduino and type of water level sensor to be used?

TomGeorge

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Jul 22, 2018, 05:48 am Last Edit: Jul 22, 2018, 05:49 am by TomGeorge
Hi,
This is the sort of float switch you would use, but not knowing how/where you get your parts, then thats up to you.

The model controller is up to what you want to do, if you want to connect to the web for email or SMS alerts and what is available to you. Suggestions have been made.

It sounds like you have been given a project with no knowledge of hardware, not surprising I have found in IT courses student very rarely get to do any hardware practice.

You must have resources on campus to help with hardware choice, the fact that you asked similar questions 2 months ago indicates you are not using the suggestions given to you.

Tom.... :)
Everything runs on smoke, let the smoke out, it stops running....

larryd

No technical PMs.
The last thing you did is where you should start looking.

dave-in-nj

4th year ?   have you done any sort of electronical things ?

https://senix.com/water-level-sensors-provide-flood-warning/

http://www.libelium.com/smart_water_wsn_flood_detection/

kind of odd that there are so many posts and so little information

My go-to Arduino for these things is the NANO.   since you do not need to use shields, the UNO form factor is not required.

once you get it running, and want to do more things with it, you might find that your choice for the correct board for your application is something you will come to select and your decision on what board you want to use and what board you pick will be based on your needs for your project.

so to anser your question about the board you need
-your project dictates your needs
-your choice of boards is based on your abilities to program
-your needs will dictate your choices.

the great thing about the Arduinos is that no matter what board you start with, any work you do is not wasted and be moved to a different board that fits your project better.


dave-in-nj

Measure Water Level Without Getting Wet

http://www.johnloomis.org/ece445/stamp/nv_mag/st_ap27.pdf



Let me know with a PM if you would like to get a BasicStamp to help with that project.  I have one I never used.

larryd

Let me know with a PM if you would like to get a BasicStamp to help with that project.  I have one I never used.
Should be very simple to incorporate into an Arduino project.





No technical PMs.
The last thing you did is where you should start looking.

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