Balcony gardening automatic watering system

05 Nov 2012

Here is a first preview of a watering system we (my father and I) are building for my balcony garden (wormwood, sallad and tomatoes in the spring).

These two videos demo the pump that is controlled by a raspberrypi computer.
The videos are recorded with a GOPRO HERO 2.

The battery for the pump is loaded with a solar panel.

The system will, when installed on the balcony, measure the moisture in the earth by measuring the resistance between to nails stuck into the pots.
When they are dry the system will pump water from a container through a hose to the plants.

I will post updates to the project here.

Update 7/11/2012
Deployed alpha on the balcony.

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