We are growing lettuce and herbs inside our house. The farming system for lettuce is using hydroponic with raft, and for herbs we are using soil. Indoor system will give some advantages to us, because we can control the lighting, the temperature and humidity, and also avoid pests.
The Raspberry Pi will be connected to temperature sensor and controlled the lighting system and fan. It will also send the data log to the server, so we can analyze it and in the future we can predict the harvest time.
This project is just a prototype to be deployed in our soon-to-be-happen farm.
Raspberry Pi 1 Model B
The heart of the system
For measuring temperature and humidity
Songle 5V Relay Module
Switch the lamp and fan on and off
LED Growing Light
Supply the light needs of the plant
Supply the oxygen for hydroponic raft system
This lovely Sunday, I'm testing the Raspberry Pi local timer for switching on and off the lamp. It has not connected to the internet yet. My next step will be adding the temperature sensor and connect it to the fan.