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The Dewi Sant Greenhouse Control Project Lesson 2
Slide 2 We are learning today: Discuss the uses of control in everyday life Understand how a greenhouse can be controlled and monitored, using a computer Know how to create flowcharts to show the operation elements in a greenhouse
Slide 4 Conditions in the greenhouse 1What do plants need to make them grow? 2What conditions may change in a greenhouse?
Slide 5 How do greenhouses work? To get the best plant growing conditions temperature and humidity (moisture in the air) have to be controlled. The greenhouse has temperature and humidity sensors linked to a computer, and the computer has a program storing details of the correct temperature and humidity settings.sensors program The greenhouse is fitted with a heater, sprinkler and window motor, also linked to the computer. If the humidity falls below the values stored in the program, the computer activates the sprinklers and close the windows. If the temperature falls outside the values stored in the program, the heater is activated by the computer. The system monitors the conditions night and day with immediate response to any changes. To alter the growing conditions the values in the computer program can of course be changed.system
Slide 6 Annotate our greenhouse mimic val 1 = analogue heat sensor val 2 = analogue light sensor input 1 = digital moisture sensor output 5 = heater output 6 = light mot a = open / close window mot b = sprinkler
Slide 7 Comparing values in a feedback loop Sometimes, an input value is not as simple as being on or off Values can be within a range We need to be able to get the computer to test that a value falls within a range of values and respond appropriately
Slide 8 Start Is Val 1 > 30? Yes No Turn Output 5 off Val 1 is a temperature sensor What might this be? Turn Output 5 on Val 1 is a temperature sensor
Slide 9 Lesson tasks 1. Use moisture sensor to turn on the sprinkler 2. Use heat sensor to turn on the heater 3. Use light sensor to turn on the light 4. Use moisture sensor to close the window and turn on the sprinklers for 10 seconds Remember to print out each flowchart, stick in your book and annotate to explain what is happening in each step
Slide 10 Evidence: One to two A4 pages Name Title: “Greenhouse Assessment” Date A clear print screen of your greenhouse control system, showing the mimic An explanation of your system, talking through every part of your system to show how it works
Slide 11 We are learning today: To build a control system that operates all of the parts of the greenhouse system in an efficient way – Level 4: A mostly working system that controls most parts of the greenhouse – Level 5: A fully working system that controls most of the parts of the greenhouse in one big flowchart – Level 6: A fully working system that controls all of the parts of the greenhouse and uses as least one subroutine – Level 7: A fully working system that controls all of the parts of the greenhouse and uses several effective subroutines
Slide 12 Task Two Write an article for the school magazine about the greenhouse project. Find a suitable photo to illustrate the article. You might include information on: – the benefits of using the computer to control the greenhouse; – how you can monitor and control the temperature, light and heat; – how practical the project is (whether it is feasible).