In this project, we will design a simple home automation project using simple components using which different electrical appliances can switched on or off. The project is based on Arduino and we have used Arduino UNO for the project.
Nowadays, people have smartphones with them all the time. So it makes sense to use these to control home appliances. Presented here is a home automation system using a simple Android app, which you can use to control electrical appliances with clicks. Commands are sent via Bluetooth(HC05) to Arduino Uno, Which controls the relay operation( ON or OFF). So you need not get up to switch on or switch off the device while watching a movie or doing some work.
- Arduino Uno
Bluetooth – HC05
- AC power supply(230v)
- Arduino IDE
First, make the circuit connection as shown in fig1.1. The 1st Pin(Vcc) of Bluetooth(HC05) is connected to +5v of Arduino Uno and 10th pin(GND) to Arduino Uno GND. The 2nd pin(Tx) and 3rd pin(Rx) of HC05 is connected to 4th and 2nd of Arduino Uno. Make sure that Rx pin of HC05 is connected to Arduino @nd pin through a voltage divider contains 1k and 2k resistor, because Rx pin of HC05 is 3.3v compatible but Arduino GPIO output is 5v. So we decreasing the voltage from 5v to 3.3v using a voltage divider to make Arduino and Bluetooth compatible.
Then the 9th and 10th pin of Arduino Uno is connected to R1 and R2 of the relay board. Vcc and GND pin of the relay board is connected to Vin(+9v) and GND pin of Arduino Uno. Another side of the relay board three-pin connector available named NO(Normally open), C (common), and NC(Normally closed). Each relay contains a separate connector. Phase(P) of 230v AC is connected to C (common) and one end of the bulb is connected to NO(normally open). Another end of the bulb is connected to the Neutral(N) of the AC supply.
After making the circuit connection, compile the Arduino program given below in Arduino IDE and upload the program to your Arduino Uno using a USB B type data cable. Power up your Arduino using a 9v DC adapter. After power up your circuit the led on Bluetooth start to blink very fast, it means the Bluetooth device waiting to be pair. Now connect your mobile to HC05 using the Bluetooth Controller app. After connecting your mobile to HC05 turn ON and OFF the lights using respective keys.
Step 1: Download the Bluetooth Controller app from google play store.
Step 2: Once the Bluetooth in Android phone is turned ON and the app is started, the following screen will be opened.
Step 3: Here, we can set the data to be transmitted when a particular key is pressed by selecting “SET KEYS” option.
Step 4: In order to connect the Bluetooth module we need to press “SCAN” and list of available Bluetooth device select your Bluetooth device. “Connected” is appeared on the top left of the screen
Step 5: Once the setup is done, we are ready to transmit the data to Arduino. When Light1 ON is press light1 will glow and if Light1 OFF is pressed Light1 will stop glowing. Same to Light2. If we need turn OFF all lights we need to press All Loads OFF.