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Solar-powered Hydroponics Project

Solar-powered Hydroponics Project

My solar-powered hydroponics project is employing an Arduino Uno microcontroller, a DHT11 humidity/temperature sensor, a Seeed Studio Relay Shield, a Seeed Studio SD Card Shield, a PH Shield by Dormant Labs, a solar resistor, an AT24C32 Real Time Clock (RTC) Module, a SunWize OEM20, 20 watt solar panel, a 12V/6A Solar Charge Controller, Morningstar SunSaver 6, and a DDC-1 12V, 10 watt CPU cooling pump.

The Uno is the controller for the whole system.

The DHT11 humidity/temperature sensor is used to monitor and log the ambient temperature and humidity.

The relay shield is used to control the nutrient pump. The pump draws 10 watts, so a relay is necessary. The pump will be run during daylight hours for 15 minutes on, alternating with 15 minutes off. The solar resistor is used to determine whether a daylight condition exists, or not.

The SD Card shield is used to log the data about the whole system. I intend on recording the data every 15 minutes, recording the current time (provided by the RTC module), the pump state (turn pump on or off), the ph and temperature (from the Dormant Labs shield) of the nutrient reservoir, the ambient temperature and humidity (from the DHT11 sensor).

The solar panel and charge controller feed a 12 volt marine-grade battery to power the project.

I would like to also monitor the battery voltage and the PPM of the nutrient reservoir, but I do not have the components necessary for that.


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03/07/2019 01:17 PM
Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics With an Arduino: 5 Steps ...
Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics With an Arduino: So, you may be wondering...WHAT IS HYDROPONICS?Basically, hydroponics is growing plants without the use of a traditional dirt medium by using a nutrient rich water solution.
03/18/2019 03:08 PM
Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics with an Arduino
Basically, hydroponics is growing plants without the use of a traditional dirt medium by using a nutrient rich water solution. Those mediums used to "plant" in range from fiberglass to sand and from fired clay balls to nothing at all.
03/08/2019 04:12 AM
Open Garden - Hydroponics & Garden Plants Monitoring for ...
Open Garden - Hydroponics & Garden Plants Monitoring for Arduino. Difficulty Level: Expert -. Buy now. The Open Garden 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).
03/12/2019 12:56 AM
A simple Arduino based sensor monitoring platform for ...
A simple Arduino based sensor monitoring platform for Hydroponics. The bottom part contains numbered analog inputs while the left part contains numbered digital inputs. In this setup we have two digital sensors - the DHT22 humidity/temperature sensor and the solution temperature sensor that comes with the EC sensor - and three analog sensors,...
03/11/2019 12:07 AM
Build Your Own Hydroponic System using Arduino - Cityos
Build Your Own Hydroponic System using Arduino Learn how to grow food in an automated hydroponic environment without classic gardening. We will cover all stages of development from micro-controller programming and seed selection to successful plant breeding and harvesting.
07/04/2015 07:56 PM
Vertical Hydroponic Farm - Arduino Project Hub
Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture and is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. The word hydroponics technically means working water, stemming from the Latin words "hydro" meaning water, and "ponos" meaning labor.
03/15/2019 05:53 AM
27 Best Arduino Hydroponics Project images | Aquaponics ...
Explore Stretch's board "Arduino Hydroponics Project" on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Aquaponics, Arduino and Hydroponics.
03/17/2019 12:36 AM
Billie's Hydroponic Controller - forum.arduino.cc
Here is a 'simple' diagram of all the sensors. The 3.2" TFT fits on top of the mega. But you only need to connect pins 2-6 for the touch, 22 - 41 for the display & connect GND, VCC and 3.3V
03/19/2019 10:56 AM
Make An Automated Vertical Hydroponic Garden « Adafruit ...
Make An Automated Vertical Hydroponic Garden. With a space less than 5′ x 5′ we are growing 160 plants. Automation The system is maintained with a series of Arduino controllers. Watering cycles, pH levels, nutrient levels, lighting cycles and ventilation fans are all maintained via the Arduino’s.
03/17/2019 01:08 PM
TheGreenAutomation – Open source hydroponics controller
Developing the best hydroponics controller to date Kickstarter planned for this year


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