Watering wifi-monitored system

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Watering wifi-monitored system

Postby Naguissa » Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:37 pm

Taken from a friend's growing machine, http://gromachine.com/

I'm working in a watering system. It has rtc and Sd to log values and wifi to check status and logs. As I have no socket near it, I have a solar panel, a lithium battery and charge/powering systems.

On the other hand, i'm planning another system to connect this one and monitor it using tft screen.

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Re: Watering wifi-monitored system

Postby zoomx » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:48 am

I believe that the soil humidity sensor used in that project is not very reliable over long time.

Maybe this
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical_ ... l_sounding
is more reliable, maybe a Wenner configuration.

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Re: Watering wifi-monitored system

Postby Naguissa » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:58 pm

zoomx wrote:I believe that the soil humidity sensor used in that project is not very reliable over long time.

Maybe this
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertical_ ... l_sounding
is more reliable, maybe a Wenner configuration.


Here, in Spain, legal limit is 3 Marijuana plants.

In my case, is for watering 4 non-marijuana balcony plants, mostly when I'm not at home...

Thank you, but it completely oversurpasses my expectations.

I'm happy if I can preserve my plants changing the sensor every year... :-)

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Re: Watering wifi-monitored system

Postby mrburnette » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:43 pm

Here, in Spain, legal limit is 3 Marijuana plants.


Here in Georgia, U.S.A, the legal limit is 2 Margaritas... more than that and you can be assured the local police will pull you over. :lol:

Ray

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Re: Watering wifi-monitored system

Postby Naguissa » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:42 am

mrburnette wrote:
Here, in Spain, legal limit is 3 Marijuana plants.


Here in Georgia, U.S.A, the legal limit is 2 Margaritas... more than that and you can be assured the local police will pull you over. :lol:

Ray


The good point of that laws (not intended, but very good point) is that, as long as they don't limit anything except number people tend to care a lot that plants, gaining knowledge and expertice in gardening. Even they learn control and/or authomatism, being computer-aided or mechanical (typical socket and watering programmers, in example). I think it's a good point...

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Re: Watering wifi-monitored system

Postby zoomx » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:59 am

Naguissa wrote:

Here, in Spain, legal limit is 3 Marijuana plants.
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I don't know in Italy maybe none.

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Re: Watering wifi-monitored system

Postby mrbwa1 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:47 pm

I have no interest in the specific plant, however I have a keen interest in designing an automated garden watering system for the veggie garden, so I am interested in the build. My ideal system will probably have to be built in steps:

1. Soil moisture sensing and Notification
2. Automated watering based on soil moisture content
3. Compensated Automated Watering for weather conditions (hold off it's raining, try and water at an ideal time instead of the heat of the day)

Also, our hens could use some "grow lights" come winter time to keep their egg production up.

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Re: Watering wifi-monitored system

Postby Naguissa » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:58 am

I resurrect this old topic to update info.

  1. Project was finally changed to ESP8266 (NodeMCU board, to simplify).
  2. I ended 1st fully working version last week. I signed up to a kind of hackatron and, I won!
  3. I have to upload a connection map, still doing it.
  4. Repo: https://github.com/Naguissa/watering
  5. Future plans: 1) Enable a low power mode using ESP8266 deep_sleep. -- 2) Redo project in two micros system: ESP01 for communications, Arduino or STM32 for control. That will support multiple sensors and pumps.


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