Lesson 3.1.8 Overheat Monitor

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Introduction

You may want to make an overheat monitoring device that applies to various situations, ex., in the factory, if we want to have an alarm and the timely automatic turning off of the machine when there is a circuit overheating. In this lesson, we will use thermistor, joystick, buzzer, LED and LCD to make an smart temperature monitoring device whose threshold is adjustable.

Components

Schematic Diagram

T-Board NamephysicalwiringPiBCM
GPIO17Pin 11017
GPIO18Pin 12118
GPIO27Pin 13227
GPIO22Pin15322
GPIO23Pin16423
GPIO24Pin18524
SDA1Pin 3  
SCL1Pin 5  

Experimental Procedures

Step 1: Build the circuit.

  • For C Language Users

Step 2: Go to the folder of the code.

cd /home/pi/davinci-kit-for-raspberry-pi/c/3.1.8/

Step 3: Compile the code.

cd /home/pi/davinci-kit-for-raspberry-pi/c/3.1.8/

Step 4: Run the executable file

sudo ./a.out

As the code runs, the current temperature and the high-temperature threshold 40 are displayed on I2C LCD1602. If the current temperature is larger than the threshold, the buzzer and LED are started to alarm you.

Joystick here is for your pressing to adjust the high-temperature threshold. Toggling the Joystick in the direction of X-axis and Y-axis can adjust (turn up or down) the current high-temperature threshold. Press the Joystick once again to reset the threshold to initial value.  

Code Explanation

int get_joystick_value(){
    uchar x_val;
    uchar y_val;
    x_val = get_ADC_Result(1);
    y_val = get_ADC_Result(2);
    if (x_val > 200){
        return 1;
    }
    else if(x_val < 50){
        return -1;
    }
    else if(y_val > 200){
        return -10;
    }
    else if(y_val < 50){
        return 10;
    }
    else{
        return 0;
    }
}

This function reads values of X and Y. If X>200, there will return “1”; X<50, return “-1”; y>200, return -10”, and y<50, return “10”.

void upper_tem_setting(){
    write(0, 0, "Upper Adjust:");
    int change = get_joystick_value();
    upperTem = upperTem + change;
    char str[6];
    snprintf(str,3,"%d",upperTem);
write(0,1,str);
int len;
  len = strlen(str);
  write(len,1,"             ");
    delay(100);
}

This function is for adjusting the threshold and displaying it on the I2C LCD1602.

double temperature(){
    unsigned char temp_value;
    double Vr, Rt, temp, cel, Fah;
    temp_value = get_ADC_Result(0);
    Vr = 5 * (double)(temp_value) / 255;
    Rt = 10000 * (double)(Vr) / (5 - (double)(Vr));
    temp = 1 / (((log(Rt/10000)) / 3950)+(1 / (273.15 + 25)));
    cel = temp - 273.15;
    Fah = cel * 1.8 +32;
    return cel;
}

Read the analog value of the CH0 (thermistor) of ADC0834 and then convert it to temperature value.

void monitoring_temp(){
    char str[6];
    double cel = temperature();
    snprintf(str,6,"%.2f",cel);
    write(0, 0, "Temp: ");
    write(6, 0, str);
    snprintf(str,3,"%d",upperTem);
    write(0, 1, "Upper: ");
    write(7, 1, str);
    delay(100);
    if(cel >= upperTem){
        digitalWrite(buzzPin, HIGH);
        digitalWrite(LedPin, HIGH);
    }
    else if(cel < upperTem){
        digitalWrite(buzzPin, LOW);
        digitalWrite(LedPin, LOW);
    }
}

As the code runs, the current temperature and the high-temperature threshold 40 are displayed on I2C LCD1602. If the current temperature is larger than the threshold, the buzzer and LED are started to alarm you.

int main(void)
{
    setup();
    int lastState =1;
    int stage=0;
    while (1)
    {
        int currentState = digitalRead(Joy_BtnPin);
        if(currentState==1 && lastState == 0){
            stage=(stage+1)%2;
            delay(100);
            lcd_clear();
        }
        lastState=currentState;
        if (stage==1){
            upper_tem_setting();
        }
        else{
            monitoring_temp();
        }
    }
    return 0;
}

The function main() contains the whole program process as shown:

  1. When the program starts, the initial value of stage is 0, and the current temperature and the high-temperature threshold 40 are displayed on I2C LCD1602. If the current temperature is larger than the threshold, the buzzer and the LED are started to alarm you.
  2. Press the Joystick, and stage will be 1 and you can adjust the high-temperature threshold. Toggling the Joystick in the direction of X-axis and Y-axis can adjust (turn up or down) the current threshold. Press the Joystick once again to reset the threshold to initial value.  
  3. For Python Language Users

Step 2: Go to the folder of the code.

cd /home/pi/davinci-kit-for-raspberry-pi/python/

Step 3: Run the executable file.

sudo python3 3.1.8_OverheatMonitor.py

As the code runs, the current temperature and the high-temperature threshold 40 are displayed on I2C LCD1602. If the current temperature is larger than the threshold, the buzzer and LED are started to alarm you.

Joystick here is for your pressing to adjust the high-temperature threshold. Toggling the Joystick in the direction of X-axis and Y-axis can adjust (turn up or down) the current high-temperature threshold. Press the Joystick once again to reset the threshold to initial value.  

Code Explanation

def get_joystick_value():
    x_val = ADC0834.getResult(1)
    y_val = ADC0834.getResult(2)
    if(x_val > 200):
        return 1
    elif(x_val < 50):
        return -1
    elif(y_val > 200):
        return -10
    elif(y_val < 50):
        return 10
    else:
        return 0

This function reads values of X and Y. If X>200, there will return “1”; X<50, return “-1”; y>200, return -10”, and y<50, return “10”.

def upper_tem_setting():
    global upperTem
    LCD1602.write(0, 0, 'Upper Adjust: ')
    change = int(get_joystick_value())
    upperTem = upperTem + change
LCD1602.write(0, 1, str(upperTem))
LCD1602.write(len(strUpperTem),1, '              ')
    time.sleep(0.1)

This function is for adjusting the threshold and displaying it on the I2C LCD1602.

def temperature():
    analogVal = ADC0834.getResult()
    Vr = 5 * float(analogVal) / 255
    Rt = 10000 * Vr / (5 - Vr)
    temp = 1/(((math.log(Rt / 10000)) / 3950) + (1 / (273.15+25)))
    Cel = temp - 273.15
    Fah = Cel * 1.8 + 32
    return round(Cel,2)

Read the analog value of the CH0 (thermistor) of ADC0834 and then convert it to temperature value.

def monitoring_temp():
    global upperTem
    Cel=temperature()
    LCD1602.write(0, 0, 'Temp: ')
    LCD1602.write(0, 1, 'Upper: ')
    LCD1602.write(6, 0, str(Cel))
    LCD1602.write(7, 1, str(upperTem))
    time.sleep(0.1)
    if Cel >= upperTem:
        GPIO.output(buzzPin, GPIO.HIGH)
        GPIO.output(ledPin, GPIO.HIGH)
    else:
        GPIO.output(buzzPin, GPIO.LOW)
        GPIO.output(ledPin, GPIO.LOW)

As the code runs, the current temperature and the high-temperature threshold 40 are displayed on I2C LCD1602. If the current temperature is larger than the threshold, the buzzer and LED are started to alarm you.

def loop():
    lastState=1
    stage=0
    while True:
        currentState=GPIO.input(Joy_BtnPin)
        if currentState==1 and lastState ==0:
            stage=(stage+1)%2
            time.sleep(0.1)    
            LCD1602.clear()
        lastState=currentState
        if stage == 1:
            upper_tem_setting()
        else:
            monitoring_temp()

The function main() contains the whole program process as shown:

  1. When the program starts, the initial value of stage is 0, and the current temperature and the high-temperature threshold 40 are displayed on I2C LCD1602. If the current temperature is larger than the threshold, the buzzer and the LED are started to alarm you.
  2. Press the Joystick, and stage will be 1 and you can adjust the high-temperature threshold. Toggling the Joystick in the direction of X-axis and Y-axis can adjust (turn up or down) the current high-temperature threshold. Press the Joystick once again to reset the threshold to initial value.  

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