Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference On Advance And Scientific Innovation, ICASI 2019, 18 July, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Research Article

Development of Intelligent Clothesline Sytem

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2288530,
        author={Lim Jia Chun and Noor Anida Abu Talib and Haryati  Jaafar and Nordiana  Shariffudin and Nur Hidayah Ramli},
        title={Development of Intelligent Clothesline Sytem },
        proceedings={Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference On Advance And Scientific Innovation, ICASI 2019, 18 July, Banda Aceh,  Indonesia},
        keywords={microcontroller ldr sensor rain sensor dc motor},
  • Lim Jia Chun
    Noor Anida Abu Talib
    Haryati Jaafar
    Nordiana Shariffudin
    Nur Hidayah Ramli
    Year: 2019
    Development of Intelligent Clothesline Sytem
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-7-2019.2288530
Lim Jia Chun1,*, Noor Anida Abu Talib1, Haryati Jaafar1, Nordiana Shariffudin1, Nur Hidayah Ramli1
  • 1: Faculty of Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, UniCITI Alam Campus, Sg. Chuchuh, 02100 Padang Besar, Perlis, Malaysia
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Drying clothes on a clothesline is a method that is commonly used by most of the housewives. This is because this method is very efficient with low cost needed.Nevertheless, when there is a sudden rain, the effort of clothes drying will be in vain if the housewives are not aware of it. Hence, the development of an intelligent clothesline system that would be functioning according to the weather is needed to solve this issue. In this study, light dependent resistor (LDR) and rain sensor were installed to detect the change of the environmental condition and send the input signals to the Arduino microcontroller. The threshold values obtained were set in the program to allow the system to determine the brightness and availability of raindrops in the surrounding. The portable prototype was designed to have a large basearea for high stability. It was also allowed to be assembled and disassembled for storagepurpose with a few simple steps needed. The completed prototype was tested outdoor ondifferent environmental conditions. The DC motor would be activated and expose theclothes when the condition was bright and not raining. Else, the clothes would be coveredunder the roof designed. The results recorded from the prototype test showed that theintelligent clothesline system developed in this project was successful as it was able todetermine the suitable condition to dry clothes.