Live Feeds

We now have live feeds of the Greenhouse temp, and will be adding more sensors as time goes on. (day/night, pump status, fan status, water level, feed fish) Thanks to pachube, or now known as Cosm, We are able to stream over the network to the web various sensor readouts. This is going to be very helpful, as we can setup a 2nd network based arduino for “do things” based on various readings. For example, at the office have LED lights turn... Read More

New temp sensor

This new sensor was built on this past Sunday. It was way to hot to work in the greenhouse. The temp reading was around 5pm. This is using the Dallas DS18D20, and a 4 character 7 segment display. I’ll be able to add additional temp sensors on the same pin. The next step is to make this work via xbee, which will later be replaced by wiFly (wifi radio that fits in xbee Breakout. Tuesday.. in the greenhouse we got up to 106.6. Logs/charts will... Read More

Greenhouse Controller 1.0

Update on controller Here is a new video and the schematics to understand the wiring mess.   And for those of you interested in all the wiring, here you go. Greenhouse Controller 0.1 On the bad side, I burnt or shorted out my second arduino controller.  I am going to replace the chip in the one and try to reprogram a surface mount with USBtinyISP from adafruit.com. I have no idea what I am doing with this, but it sure is a fun learning experience.... Read More