A "smart" garden uses electronics for the purpose of making decisions based on defined parameters and provides a more connected environment.
You value the project because you are able to customize and experience the process of its creation, both physically and mentally.
You have a Raspberry Pi, or are comfortable with the idea of using one, and you want to use it to capture video or images using a USB camera. Even though the Raspberry Pi has a port designed specifically for using a camera, it's not as low-cost, nor as convenient as the USB corded camera.
Sound plays an important role in the user experience by adding another layer of depth; making for a more realistic experience.
Using an Arduino Uno to calibrate an RGB LED strip. The purpose of running this example is to determine what settings are needed to use the FastLED library. For this example I’m using an Arduino Uno. The Uno has a ground pin next to pin 13, so for convenience, I’m using pin 13 as a low-current Vcc for the RGB LED lights strip: