Automated Cow Manure Tiles Maker
Monaliza S. Jimenez
Monaliza S. Jimenez, Department of Computer Engineering, College of Engineering/ Bulacan State University City of Malolos Bulacan, Philippines
Manuscript received on 08 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 16 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 2702-2706 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B2855078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B2855.078219
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Abstract: Bricks are widely considered as one of the longest-lasting and strongest building material. Recently it is also used as aesthetic items that are commonly used on gardens and garages. On the other hand, cow manure has given a decent amount of attention in the recent times due to the various applications that may be utilized for the society. This research is a microcontroller-based machine which focuses on cow manure to garage tile conversion to provide an alternative process in the creation of said tiles. It is an applied research designed to utilize electronic and mechanical processes to manipulate the given input to a specific end product. The device’s design starts with two receptacles which are connected to separate grinder, which then inputted materials will be weighted onto a load cell. This in turn will pass through a mixer, which also accepts fluid input from three separate fluid reservoirs filled with differently colored fluids. The mixture then finally comes to a chosen designated molder. The entire process will be controlled by the user through LCD screen to display user options. After the process the device will output a designed and colored garage tile. This device was developed in the hopes of finding an alternative material other than clay and soil from making garden tiles and also in automating and further improving the time for manufacture. The speed of mixing and molding cow manure as well as the compressive strength of the produced tiles were considered and passed under the set standard. The evaluation results based on functionality, reliability, usability, efficiency and maintainability of the Automated Cow Manure Tiles Maker was 3.48 which signify a neutral acceptance of the respondents.
Index Terms: Cow Manure, Microcontroller-Based Machine, Tile Maker.
Scope of the Article: Machine Learning