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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

    Jul 10, 2017
    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

    Mar 14, 2008
    L.A., USA Zulu -8
    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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