Step 1 - Planning Phase
What problem was I trying to solve
The Arduino-Datalogger was designed to create the “perfect” environmental conditions for optimal maintenance and growth of plants (through remote monitoring). A cost-benefit analysis of the system showed a Net Benefit of over $7000.00 saved per year if implemnted.
Step 2 - Project Requirement Phase
Value/Benefit to the user
Creating the “perfect” environmental conditions for optimal maintenance and growth (yield plants/crop all year)
Minimizing some of the risk and effects of unpredictable elements
Make important business decisions
Criteria and Goals
Intended for small indoor farms /Greenhouses
Free for everyone to use - Open source
Easy to understand and use for the end user
Low cost (Hardware and Software) - MySQL, Google Docs etc.
Step 3 - Software selection & Testing Phase
What technology was used