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Wireless Smart Garden System

A project in Spokane, WA by SwitchDoc Labs

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Raspberry Pi Based Wireless Smart Garden System
Backers: 44
Average Pledge Per Backer: $184

Funded: $8,103 of $5,000
Dates: Jun 23rd -> Jul 13th (20 days)
Project By: SwitchDoc Labs
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Latest News

Last day on our Kickstarter Update!

July 12th - via:
Here is a quick update. 1) All the hardware is checked out, tested and ready to ship.   2) Raspberry Pi Python Smart Garden System software has one bug to fix (It will report zeros on instruments and sensors sometimes when starting up.  Not... (Read More)

Smart Garden System Blynk App Complete and Running

July 9th - via:
We now have the Blynk app up and running.  Here's a quick live demo:  (Read More)

Blynk App almost finished!

July 8th - via:
Our Blynk App for the Smart Garden System is almost done.   A couple of small tweaks to the way it updates information from the Raspberry Pi and we are finished (subject to bugs we might find!). This runs on Android and iOS phones. It can view and... (Read More)

SGS Supports up to 8 Inside Temperature and Humidity Sensors

July 6th - via:
We are pleased to announce support for up to 8 inside temperature and humidity sensors.  Put them in your house, green house, basement or anywhere where rain can't get them.   We support the SwitchDoc Labs FT007H Inside Temperature and Humidity... (Read More)

Laser AQI sensor Picks up 4th Of July Celebrations

July 5th - via:
Here is a graph from the Smart Garden System Laser AQI (Air Quality Index) sensor from yesterday.   We started a fire in the firepit at 6:00pm for Smores and boy, did our sensor pick that up!    You can see the much smaller uptick at 8am as we... (Read More)

Laser Air Quality Index (AQI) Running on SGS Now

July 2nd - via:
We just finished the software for the Laser PM 2.5 Air Quality Sensor in the Smart Garden System.  Now you can track the AQI from your garden. We will have a good graph in a day or two.  Right now we just have a few data points so it doesn't look... (Read More)

Software Update

June 30th - via:
Backers, Here is an update on the current engineering state of the Smart Garden System software.  We are still running the system tests between all four pieces, so we expect to find more bugs:  Smart Garden System Python3 Raspberry Pi Software -... (Read More)

Update on Smart Garden System Configuration GUI

June 27th - via:
We have updated the Smart Garden System configuration GUI.   We have now made it possible to "live reload" a running Smart Garden System by hitting the indicated button on the GUI. We found this made things a lot more convenient to change the... (Read More)

Techy Update - MQTT Packets flowing in the Garden

June 25th - via:
For you more technical folks out there, I have attached a stream of the MQTT traffic (click here for an article on MQTT)  running around in our Smart Garden here at SwitchDoc Labs.    We use MQTT to update the Raspberry Pi from all our our... (Read More)

Grow Light Demonstration for Smart Garden System

June 24th - via:
Here is a short video showing the Smart Garden System controlling a Grow light using the relays provided in the extender unit.   We will hook up a pump next!  (Read More)

Quick Introduction to the Smart Garden System

June 23rd - via:
Backers,  Thank you for all your support!   We will make our goal today. Here is a new video from Dr. Shovic giving a quick Introduction to the Smart Garden System.   He is recording a more in depth video that will be released in a few days.... (Read More)

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