Automated Herb Garden - Edison

Introduction: Automated Herb Garden - Edison

In this instructable I will be showing you how to create your very own automated herb garden using the intel edison and some sensors and devices for the Grove collection of Seeed Studio. I have attached a collection of videos for this.

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Step 1: Setting Up the Mechanical

In this video we will be looking at how to put together the automated herb garden.

You will need the following supplies:

3/16 x 1/4 barb fitting

1/4in push fit adapter

Planter box

Grow light bulbs

Flow sensor

Goof plugs

Vynal Tee

Step 2: Arduino Code

In this video we will be looking at the arduino code for this system. I will be going through the detailed process of how the code works for the intel edison. This video will be long so sit back and enjoy.

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Step 3: Option - Weaved Smartplug Grow Light

In this video we will be looking at the option of using the Weaved smartplug to control grow lights. This code could also be used with another eidson or possible raspberry pi solution.

If interested in the Weaved smartplug and would like to aquire one for yourself you can contact weaved at and they can get you set up with one.

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date and time setup reference

Step 4: Demo

Another Demo Time!!

In this Demo we will be demoing the Automated Garden system. I will be showing how all the code and hardware works together so enjoy.

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    4 years ago

    Great Instructable.

    Now, to build on this:
    * The motor can be contained in an enclosure, and padded to help with sound.
    * Upgrading to a 3-liter will add cap space and water volume, if needed.
    * If you had put some rocks down in the bottom, to promote drainage...

    > Lift the right side a small amount, getting the excess water to the left side (or swap left/right)
    > Place water bottle on the floor, below the planter height.
    > Drill a small drain hole, and run another line down to the water bottle.

    This would allow the water to cycle through the planter, to avoid possible over-watering scenario.

    Thanks. I may be looking into this, but not necessarily with an Edison.