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Watering system with stepper motor

Discussion in 'Electronic Projects Design/Ideas/Reviews' started by Stuee123, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Stuee123

    Stuee123 New Member

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    Hi, im going to rip up our grass next week and replace with turf, only problem is it needs a good watering for 2 weeks daily and up north QLD AUS we only see rain every month or so.

    I had an idea of having a sprinkler attached to a rope then on pulleys with a stepper motor to perhaps slowly pull the string. i want a variable switch so i can change the speed and base on 12v so i can use solar to charge the battery in the day.
    I have 2 limit switches already ill place somewhere to it stops at the end.

    the stepper i have is a stp-59d3012
    or is there another option i can use.

    Thanks all
     
  2. crutschow

    crutschow Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    How about a self propelled sprinkler like one of these.
    They are water powered and use the hose as a guide path.
     

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