Delphi + DB Database

While I was at the university on one of the courses I heard about  Frederick Winslow Taylor and Efficiency Movement. I decided to improve how my parents’ strawberries plantation works.  The idea was very simple. Take  12 DC/ 230 AC converter, PC, digital scale with RS232 interface, bar-code reader,  application to read data and manage database. Thanks to my father who allowed me to experiment I put this all together.  I wrote a simple application in Delphi which was reading person’s  ID from a bar-code, then reading data from a scale via RS232,  calculate gross weight, and insert a record in the database. At the end of a day data was exported to MS excel where wages ware calculated.  The system worked for three years. Every year served about  300 people and 60 tons of strawberries.

I must say I really enjoyed those holidays.

Picture 1.Delicious strawberries.
Delicious strawberries.
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Digital  scale with RS232 interface.
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Person’s ID reading.
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PC application.
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System in operation.
Picture 5. About 300 kg on board.
About 300 kg of strawberries  on board.
Picture 6. Around 20 acrs field of starwberries.
24 acres field of strawberries.