Do It Yourself Smart Gardening
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.
Grow Better, Grow Smarter, Grow your garden with hydroMazing.
Your solution to an easier and more efficient way to grow healthy plants. It wasn’t my intention to make a product, but an ongoing project. I simply wanted to solve a common problem. I want to grow plants indoors or under controlled conditions. How can I create an optimum environment for plants to thrive using commonly available electronics and household items?
hydroMazing is a tool for making it easier to provide optimum growing conditions for successfully growing plants at home. An independent data collection system and web interface located on your own device; not a remote cloud.
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!
The hydroMazing smart garden system is designed to monitor and manage your growing environment by automatically controlling fans, heaters, lights, water pumps, and more. hydroMazing communicates wirelessly for maximum flexibility and can even send you updates and alerts online!
hydroMazing is infinitely adaptable! I built the open-architecture platform to easily develop and integrate new modules to fit nearly any growing need. When you join the hydroMazing community, I’ll help assess your personal needs and find the right solutions to produce an amazing home garden.
With the hydroMazing Smart Garden System, you can grow healthy, happy plants anywhere, anytime of year!
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?