Setup and Use hydroMazing
- The Controller ( Arduino Nano ) uses 433MHz Transmitter to send codes to remote-controlled AC Outlets or can connect directly via a transistor, MOSFET, or relay.
- Web Services Module ( Raspberry Pi ).
- Optional Web-Camera ( USB Web-Camera ).
- Optional The Advanced Controller ( Arduino Nano can connect directly via a transistor, MOSFET, or relay. Supports additional sensors: E.C., pH, Light Intensity, more floats and flow-rate sensors.
- Optional Zone/Node Controller(s) ( Arduino Pro-Mini with nRF24L01 connects directly via a transistor, MOSFET, or relay. These units are solar-powered with a battery backup. Also, supports additional soil-moisture sensors.
- Optional The Monitor (Arduino Nano ) connected to an Arduino Uno with LCD w/ Buttons Shield.
Plug-in appliances to their corresponding remote controlled AC switch units. Most growing environments can be configured as follows:
- Intake Ventilation Fan
- Exhaust Ventilation Fan
- Humidifier / Other
- Heater / Additional Lighting
- Place the hydroMazing Controller Unit inside the growing area.
- Position the camera so that it can capture good pictures of the growing area.
- Connect the USB cord to the Raspberry Pi.
- Connect the power adapter to the Raspberry Pi.
I liked the simple inventory management system application so much, I borrowed it’s web interface to improve hydroMazing: