Smart Home Infrastructure
Create a new Packet Tracer simulation. Include all the devices listed above and connect them through home gateway wirelessly and through Fast Ethernet ports or microcontrollers where appropriate. Implement the 7 simulation tasks listed below.
Write a report describing the design and simulation of the Smart Home, make sure to attach 3 samples from your logbook.
When you are ready to submit your solution, upload your Packet Tracer (.pkt) file, to Web together with your report in Microsoft Word and, when you are sure that you have uploaded the correct files, press the submit button.
These are the components, devices, and controllers you need to setup:
The components that need Fast Ethernet connections are: router, switch, home gateway, registration server, desktop PC.
The devices you need to connect wirelessly to home gateway are: laptop, smartphone, tablet, webcam, temperature meter, water level monitor, CO/CO2 detector, solar panel, home speaker, light, coffee maker, ceiling fan, 3 windows, lawn sprinkler, garage door and the front door.
You will require microcontrollers (MCU boards) to connect:
smoke sensor, temperature sensor, ceiling sprinkler
webcam, motion sensor, alarm, siren, LCD
These are the scenarios you need to implement:
Control the appliances on/off through the laptop, smartphone, or PC. Login to IoT monitor to turn on/off the appliances. This includes webcam, home speaker, light, coffee maker, ceiling fan, lawn sprinkler, 3 windows, garage door and front door.
When the lawn sprinkler is turned on, the Water Level Monitor will measure the amount of water that has been released and send report to the Registration Server. From PC, laptop, or smartphone login to IoT monitor and control the Lawn Sprinkler remotely.
The sun charges the solar panel. The solar panel sends electricity to the battery. This electricity is read by the power meter connected between them. The battery then distributes power to each connected device. The registration server is reading power produced from the solar panel, power read from the power meter, and power available on the battery.
To activate the alarm – Turn on the Car to increase CO/CO2 Level. To deactivate the alarm – Turn off the Car to decrease CO/CO2 Level.
Move the Fire near the Fire Monitor to set off the fire sprinkler system.
The Registration Server is configured to turn on the webcam when motion is reported by the Motion Detector.
The air conditioning and heating element are connected to the thermostat. The temperature sensor readings set the heating or cooling through the thermostat.
The report must present all the components of the work (brief description of each) and the connections between the devices. Use the screenshots to show the modelling and the text narrative to explain how/what was developed.
Describe the general technical content of the model, especially present and explain the scenarios (tasks implemented) illustrated by screenshots.
Contain a conclusion, where you evaluate your work, reflecting on what you learnt from the assignment.
Also, in the conclusion, consider the societal impacts of smart technology. Try to find pros and cons of smart technology in terms of its effect on everyday lives from the holistic point of view.