Hydroponic and Greenhouse Systems have been proven to be a great way of growing fresh produce. Especially in areas where space or environment is unsuitable. This project is my attempt to create a smart desktop greenhouse system that requires minimal maintenance (after initial setup) from the user by automating various tasks, but still keep the user updated to the status of their plants (via mobile app/notifications). It's a great opportunity to mix gardening and technology.
The basic overview of the technology:
- I'm creating an app that will allow the user to control the 'GreenHouse'. I'm currently looking at using the CC2650 from TI for bluetooth communications.
- The main board will be Arduino based (the main reason is to make it easily hackable by anybody that has Arduino experience).
- Different plants require different conditions. I need to keep a database of all the data and have decided to go with the SST26VF032 flash chip from Microchip
- Lastly is that I want to create a nice panel on the greenhouse that allow the user to control various things. This is a nice excuse to play with the CRTOUCH platform from freescale.