If like me your plants could do with a little more TLC you may be interested in a new Raspberry Pi smart growing system created by SwitchDoc Labs. Designed to provide plenty of feedback on your plants environment, soil and condition, the Raspberry Pi plant monitoring system is also capable of automatic watering when required and updating you when anything may need your attention.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Raspberry Pi smart garden which has been created to both introduce students to electronics and of course the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC. But also provide an easy way to monitor your vegetables and plants remotely using the companion smartphone application.
A Kickstarter campaign has been created to help create a custom board which will remove many of the wires and clutter currently associated with the prototype. Components included in the Raspberry Pi plant monitoring system include :
SI1145 Sunlight/IR/UV Sensor
8 Pixel RGBW Strip
Sensitive Grove Air Quality Sensor
4 Channel 16 bit Analog to Digital Connverter
HDC1080 Indoor Temperature and Humidity Sensor
Grove OLED 128×64 Display
Grove Ultrasonic Sensor
8 20cm Grove Cables
1 50cm Grove Cable
USB PowerControl NE Solid State Really
Capacitive Moisture Sensor
USB Activated Pump
Hose 200mm, Clip for hose
3D Printed Ultrasonic holder
3D Printed SGS Stand
The Raspberry Pi plant watering system is now available via Kickstarter with earlybird pledges available from $95 and worldwide shipping expected to take place during November 2018. For more information and a complete list of all available pledge options jump over to the official campaign page by following the link below.
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