Automated seed planter is a device that is used for the precision planting in agriculture sector, which reduces the farmer effort due to its automation and precision. In this system, tractor-mounted is replaced by a hub motor with batteries and vacuumed seed metering device, with this the rotation of the motor is converted into distance using Arduino circuit and remote controller, while the seed metering device work on the suction provided by vacuum to the perforated disk in the device and the rotation of perforated disk will be carried out by Arduino connected to stepper motor. This idea will increase the accuracy rate of plantation and will save the labor cost, with no fuel system involvement. This method minimized and overcome the disadvantage that occurred in the previous process and will achieve the spacing between two seeds and depth of seed planting to achieve the proper germination.
The aim of this project is to design analysis and fabricate an automated seed planting device. Which will take over manual labor.
Following are the objectives of this project
- To achieve precision sowing with automation.
- To make it reliable and less costly.
- To achieve proper germination.
- To achieve the exact sowing distance between two seeds.
- Easy calibration
- To achieve single seed drop.