This is an experimental, open source (hardware & software), automated indoor countertop aeroponic factory that uses easily obtainable electronics and 3D printable & laser-cuttable parts. The goal is to build a fully automated system that will monitor humidity (DHT22) and NDVI imagery (Raspberry Pi Noir camera) and perhaps other sensors to control the watering, which utilises a COTS ultrasonic mister in an aeroponic setup.
Lighting will be provided by grow-light(s), initially using existing lights on the market with basic timing, but I plan on using light sensor(s) to control the lighting as well in the long run, and a custom grow-light that can easily be put on top.
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