In order to grow our food closer to home in the winter, as well as save water and space, we wanted to grow our food indoors and aeroponically. Farms like ours keep getting more complex, and we couldn't find any good ways to control our farm. To enable others to farm indoors, we are making a system to make indoor farming smarter and controllable over the web. The system will keep the plant's environment optimal, and allow the gardener to monitor their plants over the web, change the plant's environment with their phone, and get alerts when something goes wrong.
The system will be modular and extensible, not only with our boards but with off the shelf hardware. It will use sensors like air and water temperature, soil moisture, humidity, CO2, and many others, and keeps them at the optimal levels for the plants with devices like valves, fans, lights, heaters and pumps. All the hardware is open source so that you can develop your own modules and even modify it for your own needs.