Farm Data Logger

Indoor farming/greenhouse data-logger system was designed to assist farmers in third world countries to effectively manage farms.

Technology used:

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Learn how I developed this project

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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.

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Step 2 - Project Requirement Phase (Project Requirements)

Value/Benefit to the user

  • Remote/automated monitoring

  • 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

  • Lower human errors

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.

  • Simple Maintenance


Step 3 - Software Selection & Result (What technology was used)

  • Frontend: HTML, CSS

  • Backend: C++

  • Database: SQL

  • Hardware: Arduino

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