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Finding a free parking lot in a congested city like Bangalore is very hard. Here, if anyone wants to go outside from home with personal car first thing comes in his mind is about parking, where he will park his car. Most of the cases, people go to a parking station and find that all parking slot are full and then he have to search for another parking lot. So, it is a big hassle and many people keep in fear about parking of his car when he gets out with his car.
So, I was thinking, how the problem can be solved and finally I succeeded to make a cloud based smart parking system and I hope implementing the system can remove the parking problem of my city. ARTIK Cloud is really a nice and appropriate platform for such job.
Using this system a user will be will able to find an available parking lot easily using mobile or web app from anywhere. The system updates parking data every 30 seconds.
In this project I will show you how you can easily build such smart system. Definitely, I will use ARTIK Cloud platform, the coolest IoT cloud platform. Before going to the details, enjoy the demo video of my demo project.
For this demo system you have to create only one new devices in Samsung Artik Cloud platform. I will show it here. I named my devices as rainbow-parking, and store parking data such as free slots in a parking lot. Raspi sends parking information according to the preset rules.
Steps involved in this project:
1. Making one device in Artik Cloud Platform
2. Making one application in Artik Cloud
3. Making one rule in Artik Cloud
4. Preparing Arduino
5. Connecting the Sensors
6. Preparing Raspberry Pi
7. Developing Web Application
So, Let’s start one by one. First thing first. Let’s start with making a new device in Artik cloud platform.
Step 1: Making a new device in Artik Cloud Platform
A) Log in to your Samsung account and Click on DEVELOPER option from top right corner.
B) From the DASHBOARD select DEVICE TYPES and Click on NEW
C) On the DEVICE DISPLAY NAME type a name for the device and give a UNIQUE NAME, then click to CREATE DEVICE TYPE.
D) Click on + NEW MANIFEST
E) Type a FIELD NAME for your sensor data you will upload and store here and mention the DATA TYPE as integer. Then click to SAVE
Block Diagram of Smart Parking System
F) Then click NEXT: DEVICE ACTIONS
G) Make an action or select from the STANDARD ACTIONS. Click to SAVE. For our project actions will not be required. Then click to NEXT:ACTIVE MANIFEST.
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