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Design and Construction of an Arduino Microcontroller-based EGG Incubator

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2017
Authors:
Frimpong Kyeremeh, Forson Peprah
10.5120/ijca2017914261

Frimpong Kyeremeh and Forson Peprah. Design and Construction of an Arduino Microcontroller-based EGG Incubator. International Journal of Computer Applications 168(1):15-23, June 2017. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/ijca2017914261,
	author = {Frimpong Kyeremeh and Forson Peprah},
	title = {Design and Construction of an Arduino Microcontroller-based EGG Incubator},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {June 2017},
	volume = {168},
	number = {1},
	month = {Jun},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {15-23},
	numpages = {9},
	url = {http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume168/number1/27838-2017914261},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2017914261},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

Meeting the high demand for poultry products calls for the use of artificial egg hatcheries but the backyard and small-scale poultry farmers are constrained by the dependence on natural incubation or on commercial hatcheries for young birds for breeding. In this paper an incandescent bulb heat source incubator is designed and constructed to hatch 14000 quail eggs (4500 chicken egg equivalent). The incubator system is an Arduino microcontroller-based, which controls the heaters, air circulation fans and the mechanism for turning the trays, through relays. The prevailing conditions in the incubator (temperature and the humidity) are displayed on a 16x2 LCD screen. The objective of the design is to help produce a low cost, energy efficient incubator for hatching Japanese quail eggs.

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Keywords

Temperature, Humidity, Incubation, Arduino microcontroller,