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by dbot
Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Re: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

markswift, yes you can! go to my github and you can download the source to the web portion of the system. It will be very easy to integrate a web interface to this. :)
by dbot
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Re: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

I recently made a custom PCB for the Plant Friends sensor nodes. The layout is based on the protoboard layout. The Moteino sits in the socket. http://dicksonchow.com/projects/plantfriends2/sensornode_pcb_3.jpg I'm planning to deploy a bunch of sensor nodes for my other plants and making my own custo...
by dbot
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Re: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

Thanks hobbybob! I submitted the project to the hackaday contest. :)
I'll submit to more contests when I find them. Yes, a fully integrated pot is an awesome idea. I just need to make some time to start on that.
by dbot
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Re: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

@tangent Thank you for the code! Going to play with the new Moteinos this weekend and your code will come in handy. I too have problems with my breadboards. The connections on the breadboard gets loose over time and just gets in the way of fun time. :) As for the mobile app, I wrote it in Processing...
by dbot
Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Re: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

@ tangent, glad to hear the guide is useful. ;)

Yes please do post the modified code! I have some new Moteinos with the RFM69HW but haven't had the time to test them out.

What kind of battery pack are you using?
by dbot
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Re: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

Thanks atoo1. The bunny and robot is still not quite ready yet. It will be available soon. :)
by dbot
Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Re: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

I love looking at new projects! Definitely stick it on hackaday.io!

I submitted mine to the contest and I know I am NOT going to win but I am hoping to get at least a t-shirt! :lol:
by dbot
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Re: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

@fruitloaf Thats pretty awesome! Have you consider putting your project on http://hackaday.io/ ? Better yet, enter it into the space contest too! http://hackaday.io/prize You can get your laser cutting done at Ponoko: https://www.ponoko.com/ If you need enclosures for your project, you can use my Pl...
by dbot
Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Re: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

Thank you fruitloaf! I haven't abandon the original characters and they are going to make comeback soon. I am happy to report the robot is coming along with massive improvements. No glue will be required and everything snaps together! But the story on on the change is this; The original Plant Friend...
by dbot
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Re: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

Thank you for the compliments Sav25!

I too started with a blinking LED and yes, it took me hours!
by dbot
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Re: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

Plant Friends made it to the front page of hackaday!

http://hackaday.com/2014/07/22/hey-ther ... e-friends/
by dbot
Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:40 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Re: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

@romoe Sorry to hear about your tomato plants! Its been awhile since I last posted but I come back with good news! During the midst of cleaning up my code for release, I ended up re-designing and re-writing everything including the Android app. The Plant Friends system is now expandable, adaptable a...
by dbot
Sun May 25, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Re: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

Thanks Romoe. Yes, I'll be posting all my source code soon. I'm in the processing of commenting/cleaning up the code so others will be able to adapt it / learn from it easily. I'm also going to do a how-to write up on setting up a system like Plant Friends, using a Moteino (or Arduino clone) and a R...
by dbot
Sun May 18, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Re: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

Thanks guys!

I do have an idea for a system that integrates everything into a flower pot but I'm reserving that for my next project. ;)

I've been playing with solar panels and LiPo charging lately and it is definitely doable and yea and each node can totally be expanded to monitor multiple plants.
by dbot
Sat May 10, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Automation, sensing and robotics
Topic: Plant Friends: A plant monitor system
Replies: 32
Views: 12665

Plant Friends: A plant monitor system

Hello there, I've been a long time lurker in these forums reading through all the wonderful projects and tips that the Raspberry Pi community has shared. Now its time for me to share a project I finished not too long ago. Plant Friends is a soil moisture/temperature/humidity sensor system for indoor...

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