solar-powered, wifi-connected, smarter gardens
Growerbot v1 wasn't as sleek as my newer versions: it ran off of ac power and has a very maker-esque aesthetic:) I recommend it for indoor gardening hacking: it directly controls 2 ac outlets, one for running a pump and another to supplement light.
Here's the simplest version I could come up with of an Arduino-based plant monitor, good as a starting point for hacking gardening: http://makezine.com/projects/potted-plant-protector/
I made this project's first version several years ago; you can find step-by-step instructions and source files for garduino here: http://garduino.dirtnail.com/
populate circuit board. source here:
3d print enclosure body ( ), lid ( ), and soil probe tip (). i've successfully printed on both an ultimaker in pla and a lulzbot in abs; the abs should stand up to repeated use better.
program the arduino with the bootloader, as per