After many months of struggling to maintain a garden, I decided I wanted to automate many aspects to make the work load easier, and I wanted to gather data to make crop yield correlation between the data received.
What it does
The demeter project is a sensor package that gathers environmental conditions and graphs it via plotly.
How I built it
I used a temperature/humidity sensor and a photoresister to gather environmental conditions in order to be able to plot data as a function of time so that I can see how these environmental conditions effect plant growth.
Challenges I ran into
I had to figure out how to program the sensors in a feather 32u4 adalogger with an lcd screen and button for ease of viewing data. I also wanted the data to be relayed through serial and saved in a csv file. The file then is sent to plotly for visualization.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I am proud to say that I accomplished everything I set out to do. My sensor package sends all the data to plotly for visualization.
What I learned
I learned how to configure the feather with the sensors and how to use the plotly API with python
What's next for The Demeter Project
Next is configuring a soil moisture sensor in order to automatically determine when the garden needs water and then control a water solenoid.