I'm doing a prototype for my Bachelor End Project about a remote leak detection system applied to a water supply infrastructure.
The main idea is to have a bunch of Arduinos reading moisture sensors and sending teh data to a server if there's a leak showing where's the leak.
I've never done a project involving data transmitting before and i find it very difficult to know which way i should go due to the massive amount of information there's on the internet. :confused:
I'm thinking about getting Arduino UNO + Ethernet shield with POE and try to build like a token ring with some hubs. (Let me know if i'm wrong please)
As i said it's a prototype, i'm going to use just 2 or 3 Arduinos just to check the data transmitting works properly.
I find Ethernet a good idea because the pipes are buried so a wireless connection wouldn't work.
I also go with PoE because i won't have to use any other cable to supply power.Easier and cheaper. That's an important fact when i extrapolate the results to a entire city infrastructure, for example.
I would like to ask you if you could give me some advice in which is the best way to go and how can i make it work, at least my 2-3 arduinos prototype.
Thanks for your time.