***THIS PROJECT IS A LAST MINUTE SUBMISSSION AND MOSTLY A PERSONAL LEARNING EXCERCISE***
But I feel that this entry with be the impetus for me to work toward a goal I've had for some time...and unfortunately I have no way to make a video
Through a personal consultation to evaluate potential for each remote plot, a custom grow system is devised to be tailored to the client's desired species, environment, goals, and experience level. This rolling implementation will allow for a very scalable system that can be suitable for the complete novice that only wishes to host a self-contained unit with minimum involvement to the budding botanist that wants to get their hands dirty and desires a full range of data points to log growth, nutrient usage, environmental variables, and more. This project will be a continually evolving system that will enable me to simultaneously improve my understanding of botany and agriculture, embedded systems (I plan to learn to support a wide range of microcontroller architectures to suit each hosted garden needs and budget: ARM, AVR, MSP430, ect) and eventually hope to move up to aquaponics and managed self-sustaining micro-ecosystems.