As a tropical country, Indonesia is located below the equator and has sunshine all year round, the sun's rays have been used to dry wet clothes after people wash their clothes. However, with climate change happening, the current weather is difficult to predict. there are many chances of clothes getting wet due to unexpected rain. Especially now that people are busy at work and clothes are hung unattended. To solve this problem, many projects have been carried out, such as standalone clothes drying system, web-based drying clothes system, and the most advanced is a clothes drying system that recycle AC heat waste as source of heat. In this paper, automatic clothes retriever (ACR) equipped with mobile apps based monitoring system was made. Using the ESP32 as the main controller, LDR, rain sensor, limit switch, motor, fan and heating lamp, the ACR will automatically recognize the weather and retrieve-out or retrieve-in the hanger to protect clothes from unexpected rain. As a result, ACR managed to respond to weather change, by retrieve-ining the clothes hanger in 14.82 seconds with 10 Kg clothes on it. During the experiment, the maximum energy consumption of ACR was measured, which is 0.289KWh in one hour with full load in the system.
Clothes drying system, clothes retriever, ESP32, automatic, IoT