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ESP8266 IKEA VÄXER Plant Monitor

Monitoring and controlling the environment of plants, grown in the IKEA VÄXER hydroponics set

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When I was wandering through the maze known as IKEA I spotted a simple hydroponics setup named VÄXER. Simple enough for the average joe, I started to wonder how I could control and monitor the plants growth from all over the world. This project is based on the IKEA VÄXER set, Espressif ESP8266 WiFi chip & Blynk Cloud platform.
  • 1 × ESP8266 ESP-12
  • 1 × Relay Board
  • 1 × LDR Resistor Networks / Thick Film Networks
  • 1 × DHT11 Humidity Sensor

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mdphoto wrote 10/15/2017 at 21:18 point

I've a same Ikea system with DHT22 and Wemos. I show temps and humidity with Jeedom.

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MP wrote 09/23/2017 at 11:19 point

It would be quite easy to add a water temperature and water level sensors. Or even a webcam if a raspberry pi zero w was used.

If there was any cheap way to monitor the total dissolved solids in the water, it could be used to know when more fertilizer is needed. Also, a pH probe would be great, but I think they are expensive...

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Paul wrote 09/22/2017 at 20:14 point

I recommend changing sensor to DHT22.

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Samuel Batista wrote 01/31/2017 at 18:49 point

Github repo?

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