Fully Automated Solar Grass Cutter Robot
Fully Automated Solar Grass Cutter Robot report
Abstract: Grass cutter machines have become very popular today. Most of the times, grass cutter machines are used for soft grass furnishing. In a time where technology is merging with environmental awareness, consumers are looking for ways to contribute to the relief of their own carbon footprints. Pollution is man-made and can be seen in our own daily lives, more specifically in our own homes. Herein, we propose a model of the automatic grass cutting machine powered through solar energy, (nonrenewable energy). Automatic grass cutting machine is a machine which is going to perform the grass cutting operation on its own. This model reduces both environment and noise pollution.Our new design for an old and outdated habit will help both customer and the environment. This project of a solar powered automatic grass cutter will relieve the consumer from mowing their own lawns and will reduce both environmental and noise pollution. This design is meant to be an alternate green option to the popular and environmentally hazardous fuel powered lawn mower. Ultimately, the consumer will be doing more for the environment while doing less work in their daily lives. The hope is to keep working on this project until a suitable design can be implemented and then be ultimately placed onthemarket. Automated solar grass cutter is a fully automated grass cutting robotic vehicle powered by solar energy that also avoids obstacles and is capable of fully automated grass cutting, without the need of any human interaction. The system uses 12V batteries to power the vehicle movement motors as well as the grass cutter motor. We also use a solar panel to charge the battery so that there is no need of charging it externally. The grass cutter and vehicle motors are interfaced to an 8051 family microcontroller that controls the working of all themotors.It is also interfaced to an IR sensor for object detection. The microcontroller moves the vehicle motors in forward direction in case no obstacle is detected. On obstacle detection,IR sensor monitors it and the microcontroller thus stops the grass cuter motor so as to avoid any damage to the object/human/animal. Microcontroller then turns the robotic vehicle offuntil it gets clear of the object and then moves the grass cutter in forward direction again.