Title: Automating the detection of milk boil through sensors

Authors: Bhupendra Singh; Amit Verma

Addresses: School of Computer Science, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, 248007, India ' School of Computer Science, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, 248007, India

Abstract: Boiling of milk requires close continuous monitoring because as the milk is boiled in an open container, it starts spilling out after certain amount of time. Since milk boiling is a daily or routine activity for millions of people, in this work we have proposed a system that alarms the user when the milk is about to boil. The system is based on electronic hardware components which monitors the rate of temperature increase as the milk is boiled. Based upon observations an algorithm is designed which determines the spilling of milk and helps in automating the task of milk boil. The proposed system works with 100% accuracy, informing user about the spilling of the milk 6.08 s earlier on average. Additionally, based upon observations a regression based model is trained which provides estimation of the time the milk shall take to boil.

Keywords: Arduino; ultrasonic-sensor; microcontroller; milk boil; regression; sensors.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSE.2020.109740

International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, 2020 Vol.10 No.3, pp.293 - 308

Received: 28 Jan 2020
Accepted: 28 Mar 2020

Published online: 07 Sep 2020 *

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