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A lot of you know I work out of town April thru November and may only see my plants 1 day a week  or sometimes 1 day every 2 weeks.

last year I got 2 auto water systems while they got me thru last season they are junk, I want to build my own system where i can adjust for each plants needs and control it from my phone along with Exhaust fan and humidifier.

Ive been looking at the Raspberry PI Powered IOT garden.

any one know of other systems like this that wont break the bank?

 

 

 


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Topic starter Posted : February 10, 2020 12:29 pm
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the only idea I could come up with quick would be smart plugs for the extraction and a res pumps maybe, I’m putting in a small WiFi camera into the tent just so I can have a little look whenever I need to smile lol but it would also work for you if you need to check in and make sure everything is running ok 

Alexa will control everything in life eventually, she may as well help with your grow now lol  


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Posted : February 10, 2020 2:31 pm
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@irish-johnny I have IP cams in the tents so i can watch them, I was looking at A inkbird controller that is WIFI just need to read and see if I can change settings remotely if needed. for the watering I have a 12v pump and power supply That I can control from the RPI app just need to make watering rings and add a valves to control the flow to each plant over a specific time. I believe I can use 120V relays and control the fan and humidifier from the app also just have to do some coding and add the sensors. But it should work auto or allow manual operation if needed. Ive got the shopping list almost complete

 


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Topic starter Posted : February 10, 2020 2:40 pm
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Good ideas guys, I'll be keeping an eye on this thread for sure. ? 

How much money you got, lol.

We just smiled n waved sittn there on that sack o seeds

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yea i ordered the standard inkbird 308 (green one)  ill have them tomorrow or Wednesday. let me know if the wifi vrsion works out for you, ill upgrade myself when the time comes. i have no need for an automated feeding system, it gives me some me time lol.

 


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@hart Nice but I dont have that kind of money been laid off since NOV 3rd got a month in a half to go.

about half of that might be doable.

 


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Ardruno?... I use the generic version Kuman (UNO).  Basically a multi controller with analog and digital pins at 5v that can be hooked up to wifi and bluetooth transmitters.  Used with relay gates they can do just about anything but you will need a electrical/electronic experience and be willing to spend hours to figure out code or reprogram code with your desired effects.

Very similar to raspberry pi (have both) but much more bare bones (utility).  And $13 bucks on Amazon compared to $60 (at least when I bought mine).

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@grower-urban Nice I have a couple unos and several shields and other bits when radio shack went out of business I purchased boxes of stuff they had. I need to dig them out and mess with one. Ive been playing with the PI's since they first came out I think I have at least one of every model, I use 2 of the PI 0 and a PI 3B+ for Amateur radio hotspots.  I went to school to be a programmer back in 93 so I think adding fan and Humidifier control along with the Pump control should be easy enough.  Electronics Im self taught when I got into Amateur radio I couldnt afford to buy new Radios and Amplifiers so I purchased old ones and learned to fix them myself. Most of the computers in my house run Linux operating systems except the wifes

 


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Topic starter Posted : February 11, 2020 12:22 pm
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