Microcontroller Based Smart Control System with ComputerBamisayi, Bunmi AI and James A*
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
- *Corresponding Author:
- James A
Department of Electrical and Electronic
Engineering, The Federal Polytechnic
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: Aprile 10, 2016; Accepted date: May 13, 2016; Published date: June 10, 2016
Citation: Bamisayi, Bunmi AI, James A (2016) Microcontroller Based Smart Control System with Computer. J Electr Electron Syst 5:186. doi:10.4172/2332-0796.1000186
Copyright: © 2016 Bamisayi, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In the fast growing world it is necessary to control the home appliances from remote locations through some set of instructions inputted into the computer. Electrical appliances need to be protected against over voltage in order to avoid appliance damage, this is essential as the reliability of the appliances will be improved. With the advancement of technology things are becoming simpler and easier for consumers. This paper presents an automation system that switches on/off electrical appliances at a specified time using PC, which can be placed in any location in the house (room). The on/off system can be programmed in advanced to perform a specific assignment at the required time. The aim of developing this system is to save time and manpower along with maintaining security and convenience. PIC18F4550 microcontroller acts as the ‘intelligence’ for this system in executing the tasks and operations according to the user’s wish. The system’s Graphical User Interface (GUI) was developed using Microsoft Visual Basic.Net to enable the user to easily control and monitor the appliances remotely.