Remote Monitoring and control of Home appliances from cloud using EDGE Artix 7 FPGA board

In this IoT project, we are Monitoring Temperature, Light Intensity and control the home appliances such as air conditioner and light over the internet ThingSpeak cloud using EDGE Artix 7 FPGA kit.

Home owners will be able to receive feedback status of the room temperature and dark level continuously on mobile and they can control the AC and light over the internet from anywhere in world

Hardware Required

Edge Artix 7 FPGA development board

Relay Modulce

Block Diagram

Project explanation

FPGA having on chip XADC which converts analog signal of Temperature and LCD data to digital signal. These signals are send to thingspeak cloud through ESP8266 WIFI module.

Create the Thingspeak channel if you don’t have.

We have created four thingspeak channel that includes field 1,field 2,field 3 and field 4 with respect to Temperature Reading, light level reading, Relay1 output and Relay 2 output. The actual data obtained from the sensor data will be first stored in a script and then the thingspeak server will automatically plots the data on the page

Here, two relays are used to control the home appliances such as Air conditioner and Lamp connected.

There is an app called virtuno which is used to monitor the sensor data and to control the relays.  The mobile app picture is showed in the picture below.

The relay will be controlled by the on/off switch in the mobile app.  And also, you can see the status of the relay on the Thingspeak cloud.

AT commands to communicate 

We have to program FPGA for ESP8266-12F to send the required AT commands and to establish a connection between the FPGA and thingspeak server.

Thingspeak.com provides the 16 digit unique API key which helps to get the data from our thingspeak cloud.

UART.vhd 

we have used multiple AT commands to establish connection between system and thingspeak server. Those are given below

AT+CWJAP=”WIFINAME”,”Password” Enter your wifiname and wifipassword to connect the ESP8266-12F wifi module which is present in FPGA board to internet.

AT+CIPSTART=”TCP”,”184.106.153.149″,80  Connecting to TCT IP Address of Thingspeak.com

AT+CIPSEND=60 Prepare to send 60 letter of words to thingspeak

GET /update?api_key=FB6J33O4FKR6V8OC&field1=000&field2=000 This URL used to update the Temperature sensor data in field1 and LDR output data in field2

AT+CIPSEND=69 Prepare to send 69 letter of words to thingspeak

GET https://api.thingspeak.com/channels/384072/feeds.json?results=1 Using this URL FPGA board reads the data from the cloud to control the two relays

List of I/O ports and its description

Clk_in50Mhz clock input
Pblogic signal which, when active, resets the system
RxDWIFI reception data line
TxDWIFI transmission data line
VAUXP6Positive analog input 6
VAUXN6Negative analog input 6
VAUXP7Positive analog input 7
VAUXN7Negative analog input 7
VAUXP14Positive analog input 14
VAUXN14Negative analog input 14
VAUXP15Positive analog input15
VAUXN15Negative analog input15
REALY1First relay output
REALY2Second relay output
LED(1:0)State transfer LED output

Project Demo on EDGE Artix 7 FPGA kit

IoT - Remote Monitoring and Control of Home Appliances from cloud using EDGE Artix 7 FPGA kit

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