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1 Meter of Pi

9 Posts authored by: ujjwalrathod00700
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 ...
In the last blog as I have mentioned, I got the box ready, now it is time for assembling the parts. In the next two blogs, I will explain the full project in detail with the code.   I assembled the LED lights on the top. Set the color of the lights to purple. Then it was time to put the RPI into the field. Here, I am using a power bank to power up the Pi. I am also placing the ESP's connected with BME280 sensors on the both of the sidewalls of the 1m3 of space.   Here, in the thir ...
I was working on making a Box for putting the sensors and Pi as well as lights which have a relatively nice encloser. I went to one of the friends who could make such a box of a Wood   I don't know how good I was in building the box and also in the main part which was the automation of lights for 1m3 of Pi, but let's have a look at some of the photos.     I am also going to add the Peltier cooling system for the 1m3 of Pi Space. For that I bought TEC1-12706 module. Norma ...
As I am going to use RGB LED strips to provide proper lights to my plants, I have started to do experiments with the strips I have. The LED strip is 2m long with 60Leds/m. Each LED consumes approx ~60 mAmps. This means the entire strip would need approximately 7.2 Amps. The Led strip needs a standard 5V supply. So the adapter like the one in the below picture should work to supply the required Watts to the strip.   Now, the RGB Led's have +(plus) and -(minus) as well as DIN pin to sen ...
In the last Blogs, I have already mentioned somewhat details of what I am going to do for this 1m3Pi Challange, I loved working on the MQTT protocol. There are two BME280 sensors that are sending data with ESPs.   For the debugging purpose, I wanted to have all the sensors data on the LCD screen, which also looks nicer if I would make it somewhat fancier.   Nevertheless, I also tried to start both LCDs together but the LCD on the Enviro Hat isn't starting. The problem could be in ...
I have been doing some research to do the lighting of the plants effectively. They are called plant grow lights to name it. I came across many new terms and methods used to illuminate plants Indore or even in space.   The plants grow with photons(light particles) being thrown on them at constant or varying intensity depending on their needs. Light intensity or how densely packed light is with Photons is measured with Mico-moles per meter square per seconds or PPFD(Photosynthetic Photon ...
In my last blog, I explained the working of both the Hats connected with pi using the Pico Hat Hacker. There is only one BME temperature/Humidity sensor is connected with this kind of connection. My idea was to have more sensors at different places of the 1m3 space to monitor the environment effectively. In fact the research shows that the Plant growing chamber currently on IIS in space has more than 180 different types of sensors to monitor the environment effectively also with IR camera to h ...
In the first Blog-1, I had just started with the Enviro HaT but I did not have any idea of how to interface the Automation HaT or both the HaT's connected together with Pico Hat. During the last days, I had plugged in the Automation HaT, and installed the required software, tried the demo examples, and tested their functional working demo! Also, one more task was to solder the Pico HaT Hacker on the 40-pin GPIO header and connect both the HaTs. There were some basic challenges to get both the ...
I received the Kit for 1m Pi challenge. The Kit has in-total 4 things RaspberryPi 4B- 2GB version Pimoroni Automation-HaT Pimoroni Enviro-HaT Pimoroni Pico-HaT hacker   The first part for me was to get familiar with Enviro HaT. It contains sensors such as BME280 to measure Temperature, Pressure, and Humidity. There are also other sensors for light density and proximity measurement also there is a sensor for noise measurement. The following url will take you to the official page of th ...