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  Hi all ! Welcome to another update of the analog version of Space Vegetables.     Fruits and Vegetables  With the summer almost here and the sun shinning brighter and brighter every day, the fruits are starting to grow. The Bell peppers are growing more and more each day and there's also tomatoes (if not mistaken, they're of the cherry  variety) !     Problems Since last weekend (or probably earlier), I noted that the water levels were getting low ...
  Hi all ! Welcome to another update, this one a little more tasteful than the last. Yesterday, I finally tried a vegetable from the "analog" version of Space Vegetables.   Most salads are ready to harvest and the bell peppers are beginning to flowering . Salads Well, they are big and ready to consume. Yesterday I did tried a few leafs - didn't removed the salad - it will grow new leafs.   And here it is in a bowl ready to dress ! (is this right ?? I know it's salad dressi ...
feiticeir0

Space Vegetables - #28

Posted by feiticeir0 Apr 25, 2021
  Hi all ! Hope everyone is well and sound.   I know it has been a while, but I still the project going and it's going well. Vegetables  In the last update, I had moved the greenhouse to my terrace. Unfortunately, in that week (and a couple following) at night was still cold and the frost burned a lot of the plants. I hadn't put a cover at that time above the plants. The beans, the bell peppers and some lettuce survived. After that week, I moved the greenhouse structure to co ...
The whole Mushrooms' Paradise blog   So I think it will be the last post for this blog. After software and hardware modifications the mushroom farm started to produce healthy mushrooms!   Just a couple of interesting notes: Mushroom cakes do not fruit all at once as I expected. Some mushrooms pop up, I will pick them up and in several days more mushrooms pop up, even without the rehydration of the cakes. I read that if mycelium is disturbed on the cake, for example scraped with a for ...
The whole Mushrooms' Paradise blog   Here is a short update on the mushrooms' farm.   Unfortunately, the first batch of mushrooms died. I think my EnviroHAT was a bit defective and was showing humidity much higher than it really was. My code used to check humidity and turn humidifier only if it is lower than needed. So I assume it was getting wrong readings and didn't run humidifier often enough. Some mushrooms' cakes from the first batch did sprout but then all of them dried out. ...
feiticeir0

Space Vegetables - #27

Posted by feiticeir0 Mar 16, 2021
  Hi all ! Hope everyone is well.   Here's another update on the project. I'm going to keep doing these because the project is still ongoing until I get to eat something grown there !   Greenhouse Because the weather is improving each day (still, a bit of rain is expected) and getting warmer, I've moved the project from my garage to my terrace. No more lightning, but no more automation and no more time lapses. The water pump is now on a timer - 30 minutes every 1h:30m . Now, ...
  Hello all.   Hope everyone is safe and sound.   Here's another update from the Space Vegetables project.   Vegetables are growing well, especially the salads. Any day now and I'm able to harvest some to try. Tomatoes and Bell peppers are still small... I'm hopping the sunny and warm days will improve and give a boost to their growth . Probably by the end of March will move the kit to outside and spare the electricity bill on the LEDs.   I'm worrying that the botto ...
  Hello everyone. Hope all are well and safe. This be hard times.   Welcome to another update of keeping the Astronauts feed and alive !   This week I've noted that there was some condensation inside the greenhouse. I was not expecting that for several reasons, but the main one is this is not a tight seal. There's an opening above, where all the Electronics are. The temperature inside is always higher than outside, but this wasn't there the day before yesterday... Don't know w ...
  Hello all ! Hope everyone is felling well and safe.   Although 1 meter of PI Design Challenge is officially over, I will keep posting until I have some vegetables out of it !   The plants are growing well, and the tomatoes are already touching the top of the greenhouse. I know I can trim them to keep them from growing taller.   There's been a rough days for temperature in my city. Thermometers are hinting temperatures below 0ºc , but in the greenhouse the temper ...
In my previous blog, you all learnt this is a simple control system that uses water, ventilation and light to grow plants in modular cells, In this blog let's connect everything and run it. Here's the logo of the Agrocube Let's get started: Use a 12V power source preferably a 12V battery so that it won't have a problem with electricity issues in developing country like India/Africa. This 12V will be used power the pump and also for LED's if required. So here's the connection diagram: ...
I will use these last two blogs to only document the project I have done so far. Though I feel that there is still many things on which I could improve, add more components and code but I am happy with what I was able to do in this challenge.   There are currently the following parts of the project.   Raspberry Pi 4B Pimoroni Automation HaT Pimoroni Enviro HaT DPS310 Sensor ESP8266 + BME280 (MQTT Publishing) WemosD1R1 + BME280 (MQTT Publishing) Esp32 Pico V4 + RGB LED Strip (M ...
Previous Blog Posts Blog 1 - Challenge Overview + Plant Growth Factors Blog 2 - Plant Growth Chamber Design Blog 3 - The Project Plan + Prototype Materials Blog 4 - Automation Using The Challenger Kit Blog 5 - Enclosure Prototype + Light/Air/Temperature Blog 6 - Plant Pot System + Assembly Blog 7 - Enviro HAT Data Collection and Plotting Blog 8 - Automation HAT Irrigation System Blog 9 - Wearing Two HATs At Once   Reflection   This challenge sped by really fast! In this short amount of ...
Got my automation mini hat working now. Yay! excited to write this after a gap. Completely got delayed due to various circumstances, but I just don't want to give up. My plants didn't sprout properly due to 2 reasons one the seed I chose was spinach which is a spring crop unfortunately and took more time to come out due to cold winter here in Bengaluru. The second reason is the soil used was dense and might pressurise the seeds to stay in maybe         ...
Previous blogs Description #1 - Introduction, the plan and materials preparation In this blog post we describe the project's main concept and some initial high-level design of it. #2 - Materials and casing assembly Our journey with selecting proper materials, cutting and assembling the drawer and its casing! #3 - Modelling, cutting, planting! The title says it all: this part describes some modelling we did before cutting some holes in the drawer and finally planted some vegetables! #4 - Plan ...
Previous Blog Project R.A.G. - Blog #10 - Mechanical Build P3 (Final) The Robot Assisted Garden Project 1. Introduction 2. Software I2C Communication Master Slave GUI Finished code Raspberry code SL Module code WR Module code 3. Final Tests Controlling the lights through the GUI Controlling the robot over the GUI Controlling the pump over the GUI 4. Through the blogs Blog #1 --- Mission Briefing Blog #2 --- Strapped In For Launch - ...