Course Overview:

The aim of the course is to produce a system that controls temperature and humidity of greenhouses. The System is to be managed by a microprocessor controller that would follow specific instructions depending on the vegetation to be grown. The software in the microprocessor will monitor the temperature and humidity sensors and then activate a motor that will in turn open and close the top air vents of the greenhouses.

Course programme:

- Sensor/Transducer applications and types

- Basic concepts of Signals and their parameters

- Parameters measured in the project

- Interfacing inputs, control and outputs

- MULTISIM- Simulation and some Practical circuits

- Practical work involving mechanical outputs.

Students will also learn:

- How to work within budget.

- Produce a system with a combination of new and used parts.

- Sourcing and ordering all of the components and ensuring that everything arrives on time for assembly and testing.

- Assembling pre-used parts obtained from scrap yards in an effort to promote sustainability.

Skill Objectives:

Understanding the basic concept of Electro-mechanics and getting involved in the design and implementation of a control strategy to maintain the ideal environment inside a Green-house with a micro-controller.

Watch the video of our students visiting a state of the art school in east London! What an amazing experience…lights would automatically switch on and off according to people movements around the rooms, windows would open and close according to the indoor temperature! The head engineer of CCR Engineering, Chris showed students around and was incredibly engaging, providing them with an unforgettable experience.