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September 12, 2016 AT 3:00 pm

Automated Fertilizer Spreader #ArduinoMonday

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Excellent project from Courtney Achen up on Hackster.io.

One day I fertilizing my yard and thinking about what my next project should be. After about an hour of trying to get the rate set correctly on the fertilizer spreader, and uncomfortably reaching behind me to turn it on and off manually I decided there had to be an easier way.

So I decided to automate the process with an Arduino and a stepper motor. Check out the video below. Now all I have to do is press a button to turn it on and off, and use a knob to adjust the rate.

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