USER MANUAL FOR MICROCONTROLLER BASED MULTI-LEVEL CAR PARKING SYSTEM:-
A seven segment display is provided at the ground floor which is basically acounter that indicates number of free space available on each floor individually. Upper one is used to display free space on third floor, middle one is used to display free spaceon second floor and last one is used to display free space on first floor. It informswhether the floors are fully filled with the cars or is it having place in a particular floor or not. There is facility of lift to carry the car to up and down. Movement of lift iscontrolled by stepper motor. An LCD is also provided at ground floor which is used todisplay present situation of lift and other messages related to this system. An indicator with a green and red LED is kept in all floors to indicate whether the lift is busy or free.If the red LED glows that means the lift is already engaged and the person has to wait for the green LED to glow. In this project we have provided three floors of a building for car parking. Maximum storage capacity of each floor is given as nine. Storage capacity can be changed according to the requirement.In this model car fill up on each floor will have done sequentially. Any one canenter to first or second floor. The third floor in this model is for VIP’s or parking systemowner only. Therefore, VIPs have to enter their password by computer keyboard and theywill go to the third reserved floor. For more security of this system, we can apply passwords to the whole entire system.When the car enters into the lift, the LDR detects its presence and sends a signalto glow RED LED indicating that the lift is busy. It also sends a signal to motor whichmakes the motor to rotate. After RED LED glows the lift will take the person and the car up to the floor where the space for parking is available. When the lift reaches the firstfloor, the processor compares the filled amount to that of the already fed capacity of thatfloor, and if it finds that the first floor is fully filled, it goes to the second floor and thusthe procedure stops here. As soon as a car is placed in a particular floor, the displaycounter at the ground floor as to indicate the floor capacity has decreased by one. After the lift places the car in a particular floor, it comes back to its normal position and thattime, the motor that drives it, also stops. Now processor sends signal to glow GREENLED indicating that lift is free.