0

Internet of Plants: Lighting Controller for Seedlings Built with Arduino IDE for Visual Studio, Adafruit IO, ESP8266 | #IoTuesday

Fun project by Brian Wharton spotted online for controlling the lighting of his plant seedlings via Adafruit.io – interesting that he uses Visual Micro for debugging. You can read more on his blog or see the code here on GitHub.

Here is a quick project that I did to control lighting for our seedlings. I wanted something that could be controlled via MQTT and then managed in Thingsboard. On this initial prototype, I am using Adafruit’s IOT http://io.adafruit.com. It works pretty well, but is limited in some of the features that I want (like scheduling events on a timed basis).

The components of the project are:

  • NodeMCU ESP8266 module. I am developing in c++
  • Visual Micro plugin for Visual Studio. Much easier for debugging and features than just the straight Arduino IDE
  • IOT Relay (See on Amazon): This is an enclosed relay for both AC and DC switching. And it has a simple port that allows you to control from a microcontroller.

Read more here.

Used @adafruit io.adafruit.com for the dashboard to control a NodeMCU ESP8266 microcontroller via MQTT. The goal is to have this controllable via both a dashboard and a timing

Read more here.


Join 4,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

Learn “How Computers Work” with Bill Gates, Ladyada and more – From Code.org !

CircuitPython in 2018 – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — The Public Radio’s inventory dashboard

Wearables — Glue for the occasion

Electronics — Ew! Sticky!

Biohacking — Using Insulin Load for Better Sleep and Recovery

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.