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Indoor Farming/Greenhouse Data-logger System

This system was designed to assist farmers in third world countries effectively manage farms.

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  • Created the “perfect” environmental conditions for optimal maintenance and growth of plants (through remote monitoring).
  • Cost Benefit Analysis of the system showed a Net Benefit of over $7000.00 per year

Getting Started

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IDE Used

The open-source Arduino Software (IDE) - https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

Knowledge of C or C++ is helpful

Value/Benefit to the user

* Remote/automated monitoring 
* Creating the “perfect” environmental conditions for optimal maintenance and growth (yield plants/crop all year) 
* Minimizing some of the risk and effects of unpredictable elements
* Make important business decisions
* Lower human errors

Criteria and Goals

* Intended for small indoor farms /Greenhouses
* Free for everyone to use - Open source
* Easy to understand and use for the end user
* Low cost (Hardware and Software) - MySQL, Google Docs etc.
* Simple Maintenance

Data logger Hardware cost

cost

How does it work?

how does it work

Deployment and Results - Prototype in action

Real world Farming/Greenhouse test

Logger

Gathering Data Gathering Data Tomatoes
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Authors

  • Kenny Whyte - Initial work

License

This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE.md file for details

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