This project is part of a full home automation solution implemented on our residence. The design shown here has 8 stations with no humidity feedback, which is quite sufficient for most residential projects. It can be expanded to up to 64 stations for commercial installations.
If no humidity feedback is required, the cheapest solution is to use the 8-Relay Expansion Card (available soon) This stackable card for the 40-pin Raspberry Pi family packs 8 relays in the same form factor with Raspberry Pi.
Humidity sensors are cheap and can provide a water saving solution in regions where there is a shortage of water, like California. The Mega-IO card (available now) has 8 analog inputs, which could read the humidity from 8 irrigation zones.
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.