Grow Better, Grow Smarter, Grow your garden with hydroMazing.
The hydroMazing smart garden system is designed to monitor and manage your growing environment by automatically controlling fans, heaters, water pumps, and more.
Learning how to grow plants can be complicated and costly. Plants are resilient, but just one innocent oversight can ruin your crop. You can avoid these costly mistakes by letting hydroMazing do the hard work for you! Your solution to an easier and more efficient way to maintain optimum growing conditions for successfully growing healthy plants at home.
hydroMazing is infinitely adaptable! I built the open-architecture platform to easily develop and integrate new modules to fit nearly any growing need.
hydroMazing has an independent data collection system and web interface located on your own device; not a remote cloud.*
With the hydroMazing Smart Garden System, you can grow healthy, happy plants anywhere, anytime of year!
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 many other positions including 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.
I designed hydroMazing Smart Garden System to grow with you as you become more advanced in your growing knowledge and techniques. The default system settings are set to grow most herbs and lettuces. These settings also include the notifications that you will receive when the system detects issues.
When starting out, I recommend that you try your hydroMazing system for a few days, or as long as you like, without connecting any appliances for it to control. During this time you can watch what actions the system will “try” to make in order to control the environment. You will also receive notifications as the system processes the data it collects. When you are ready to try making changes to the system settings that control the appliances, you can find them under System Settings->TheDecider.
The system supports and is ready to use the water-level sensor ( float ) and the flow-rate sensor. I have also tested and programmed the system for using soil moisture, pH, EC, CO2 sensors and direct relays and solenoid valves. These advanced sensors and devices require opening the hydroMazing controller and sensor unit to plug-in to the Arduino Nano Expansion Board.
hydroMazing Smart Garden System Controller
- Web Services Module ( Raspberry Pi ) and 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.
- Optional LCD Monitor ( connect directly via a i2c. )
- Optional ( connect directly via a transistor, MOSFET, or relay. Supports additional sensors: E.C., pH, Light Intensity, more floats and flow-rate sensors.
- Optional Web-Camera ( USB Web-Camera ).
- 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
- Setup hydroMazing Smart Garden System