Open Garden is an Open Source alternative to commercial home automation to remotely control your indoor and outdoor plants. The platform consist of three different kits, each ready for a specific kind of growing plant scenario: indoor (houses and greenhouses), outdoor (gardens and fields) and hydroponics (plants in water installations).
The platform allows to control the state of the plants by sensing several parameters:
- Soil moisture (Indoor & Outdoor kits)
- Temperature + Humidity + Light (All kits)
- Water sensors: pH, Conductivity, Temperature(Hydroponics kit)
Then it uses different types of actuators to modify the state of the plants by irrigating them or activating lights and oxygen pumps:
- Water pump + Droppers for Drip Irrigation (Indoor kit)
- Electro valve + Sprinkler for Sprinkling (Outdoor kit)
- Oxygen Pump + Growing Light (Hydroponics kit)
The nodes send periodically the information to the Gateway that uploads the data to a web server by using any of the available wireless interfaces (WiFi, GPRS, 3G).
– Access to the complete list of kits of Open Garden here.
Open Aquarium is a sensor platform that automate control and maintenance tasks in aquariums through wireless connectivity. Open Aquarium comes with an open source API.
This solution is based on Arduino and includes specialized sensors to measure vital parameters to aquatic life. Open Aquarium has been designed to help you to take care of your fish by automating the control and maintenance tasks that take place in fish tanks, ponds and aquaponic installations.
Open Aquarium allows to remotely control your aquarium and include sensors to monitor factors in water such as temperature, pH, conductivity; it measureswater levels and leakage, and deploys actuators that can feed the fish, regulate water heating / cooling, activate pumps to change water or administer medicine, and control light intensity to simulate day and night cycles. The sensors send information using wireless interfaces such as Wi-Fi, GPRS and 3G.
Open Aquarium comes with a complete open source API and a web application that allows collected information to be stored in a database and visualized from a browser or from iPhone or Android smartphone devices.