Old MacDonald had a farm and on his farm he grows crops, which he likes to monitor using the Internet of Things. Therefore he is in need of a camera capable of doing that. Luckily element14 came up with a challenge in which such a camera is developed. This page gives a summary of the project.

 

The project only focuses on the development of the Plant Health Camera, a Thing, which, since it runs on a Raspberry Pi, easily can be connected to the Internet.

Inspiration on how to achieve that, can be found in other submissions, for instance the IoT Farm  from John Kutzschebauch.

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Video summary

 

List of all project blog posts

[Pi IoT] Plant Health Camera #1 - Application

[Pi IoT] Plant Health Camera #2 - Unboxing

[Pi IoT] Plant Health Camera #3 - First steps

[Pi IoT] Plant Health Camera #4 - Putting the parts together

[Pi IoT] Plant Health Camera #5 - OpenCV

[Pi IoT] Plant Health Camera #6 - Putting the slave Pi to work

[Pi IoT] Plant Health Camera #7 - Synchronizing the cameras

[Pi IoT] Plant Health Camera #8 - Aligning the images

[Pi IoT] Plant Health Camera #9 - calculating BNDVI and GNDVI

[Pi IoT] Plant Health Camera #10 - connecting the Master and Slave Pi

[Pi IoT] Plant Health Camera #11 - Finalization

 

Also a nice intermediate summary made by Charles Gantt:

Design Challenge Project Summary #23: Plant Health Camera **Final Update**

 

 

 

I hope you all enjoyed the project, I'm open for any questions and comments.

Best regards,

Gerrit.