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My name is Cory, I’m a Technical Craftsman specializing in creative problem solving within electronics and software engineering. Professionally, I’ve worked as an electronics engineer, a plastics fabricator, software engineer, an industrial laser technician, and, of course, a coffee barista. I’ve spent the last several years working on a Smart Garden System project I named, hydroMazing. I’m sharing my work with you because I would like to empower everyone who is interested in a “Smart” approach to gardening.
What we’ve covered so far:
- Why DIY when you could buy?
- What is a “Smart” Garden?
- Starting a Smart Indoor Garden
- Digging Deeper into Indoor Gardening
- Indoor Gardening: What can go wrong?
- Managing Nutrient Solution Systems
- Why Arduino when you can Pi?
Now that we have an understanding of what it takes to provide an optimum indoor growing environment we can start analyzing the cost-benefit of further optimizing and automating the system. Please share with friends and follow to receive a notification when I publish the next section.
Add Raspberry Pi for Web Services ~ for remote access, notifications, data collection, and analytics.
Advanced Sensors ~ moisture probe, pH, E.C., carbon dioxide level, flow-rate, liquid, float (liquid level switch).
Advanced Nutrient Solution Management: Using Dosing/Peristaltic Pumps.
Using a Raspberry Pi and USB Camera Use Raspberry Pi to monitor or collect snapshots of the garden using a USB webcam.
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