Case 04: Farmlands Protection Device
6. Case 04: Farmlands Protection Device#
In order to protect the farmlands from people to get in, we can set a farmland protection device.
Detect if there is any people approaching with the PIR sensor and Sonar:bit, if yes, program to remind people of not coming by lighting on the rainbow LED.
6.5. Hardware Connection#
Connect the Sonar:bit to P1, the PIR sensor to P2 and the rainbow LED to P9 on IoT:bit.
6.6. Software Programming#
Click “Advanced” in the MakeCode to see more choices.
For programming, we need to add a package: click “Extensions” at the bottom of the MakeCode drawer and search with “iot-environment-kit” in the dialogue box to download it.
Notice: If you met a tip indicating that some codebases would be deleted due to incompatibility, you may continue as the tips say or create a new project in the menu.
Drag the on start block from the drawer, initialize the strip connecting to P9 with 1 led.
Set to connect the sonar:bit to P1 with unit “cm” and the PIR sensor to P2, save the returned values as the variable “ultrasonic_distance” and the variable “IR” accordingly.
Judge if the variable “ultrasonic_distance” is in the threshold, if yes, judge if the variable “IR” is 1, if yes, set the strip to show red and the buzzer to alarm; or turn the lights off.
If the variable “ultrasonic_distance” is not in the threshold, program to turn off it light.
If the device detects any people coming to the farmlands, the red light turns on and the buzzer alarms.