Care for the environment has become very important in recent years and there is an increasing demand for "green" applications that can help reduce CO2 emissions, detect forest fires or make a more efficient management of energy consumed.
In addition, there is a lot of interest in urban or terraces vertical gardens that allow grow vegetables in the city centers controlling firsthand the level of fertilizer used. This week, we are happy to announce our newest product: Open Garden. We put our knowledge of electronics and sensors at the service of gardening and hydroponics, trying to help all of you interested in gardening and plants.
Open Garden is a platform for garden control using sensors oriented both exterior and interior gardening or even hydroponic farming. The aim of the platform is to measure parameters such as Soil moisture (Indoor & Outdoor kits), Water sensors: pH, Conductivity, Temperature (Hydroponics kit), and Temperature, Humidity and Light (All kits) and later control remotely your garden using different actuators like Water pump and Droppers for Drip Irrigation (Indoor kit), Electro valve and Sprinkler for Sprinkling (Outdoor kit), Oxygen Pump and Growing Light (Hydroponics kit).
The platform also sends periodic status information of the system to a Web server using wireless communication technologies (WiFi, GPRS, 3G). These data can be viewed from a mobile device, and the owner may even act on the garden remotely.
Open Garden programming has been developed as Open Source so that users can access the source code to customize and adapt to their needs.
We are eager to hear of your projects using this product! Send us your comments about them!!
Check out our Open Garden Kits