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 ( connect directly via a transistor, MOSFET, or relay. Supports additional sensors: E.C., pH, Light Intensity, more floats and flow-rate sensors.
I liked the simple inventory management system application so much, I borrowed its web interface to improve hydroMazing:
What are the steps needed to use hydroMazing?
- Connect the Raspberry Pi to your local router using an Ethernet cable.
- Plug in the hydroMazing Controller unit’s USB to the Raspberry Pi.
- Optionally, plug in the USB webcam.
- Power the Raspberry Pi.
- Use a Power Squid ( Multiple Plugs ) to attach the Remote Controlled AC Outlet Modules to their corresponding appliance assignment according to the hydroMazing Smart Garden System’s settings.
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 / Heater / Additional Lighting
Also see Controlling Appliances.
How to Access the Web Interface:
- Use a wormhole service such as Dataplicity.io
- Or, Discover the IP address that your router has assigned to the Raspberry Pi, running hydroMazing Services.
- Or, use a DDNS service to update the dynamic address assigned to your router and directly access the web interface
- Login to the web interface using the admin credentials provided. Example URL of web interface http//[your-device].dataplicity.io/hydroMazing/
- Click ~ Settings → Automatic Timezone → Update
- Click ~ Settings → Email Notifications → [ enter your email address ] → Save
- If your growing environment is not within an Ethernet cable distance away from the router then you will need to configure the WiFi.
- Click ~ WiFi Settings → SSID → [ enter your router’s SSID ]
Passkey → [ enter your router’s WiFi password ] → Save
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- Why DIY when you could buy?
- Why Arduino when you can Pi?
- Making a Lightshow with Arduino
- Making Sound Effects with Arduino
- Working with Multiple Sensors and Arduino
- Using a Raspberry Pi and USB Camera
- Using a Raspberry Pi for your own Inventory Management System
More About hydroMazing:
- Managing Nutrient Solution Systems
- Setup hydroMazing Smart Garden System
- Using Arduino to Wirelessly Control Appliances
More About Indoor Gardening:
- What is a “Smart” Garden?
- Starting a Smart Indoor Garden
- Digging Deeper into Indoor Gardening
- Indoor Gardening: What can go wrong?