DIY Water gauge

This a project is for a friend was concerned about how much water was in her cistern.  I decided to use a rangefinder to measure the water level and then email this value.  I also 3D printed a case for the Raspberry Pi.

This is currently a work in progress.


  • Hardware
    • Arduino
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Ultrasonic Rangefinder
    • Wifi Dongle
    • Powered USB Hub
    • Cables
    • Power Blocks
  • Softwre
    • Raspberian
    • Custom Code
  • Services
    • Email Server (SMTP Relay)


Ultrasonic Rangefinder




Rasperry Pi + Arduino + Powered USB Hub



  • Graph Data (Google Spreadsheets)
  • Enclosure for Rasperry Pi, Arduino,Powered USB Hub (3D Printed)


One thought on “DIY Water gauge

  1. Sam Carney

    Nice project! Maybe add SMS alert for low levels. I had a beaglebone setup with a servo to open my garage door if my phone entered a radius of 1000′ of my house. Basically, I could see he garage door start opening as I was driving towards the house.


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