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In Topic: Charlesquik's Growing 2017 2.0

Yesterday, 03:21 PM

Automation is the best thing so far.


Humidity and temperature are controlled by my own custom program with Arduino.


My father was in charge of electronics and I was in charge of the code.



The electronics are in the wooden box. 


I can control the heater and fan independently. Both humidity and temperature are controlled in real time via my program.


The raspberry pi is in charge to communicate to my house to the web interface where we can check the greenhouse status.


The arduino board is in charge to monitor inside and outside humidity and temperature and control whether the heater or fan are ON or OFF.





This is how the web interface look










We also added a drip irrigation system that is working 1 time for 30 minutes  each week.














June 20 update


Cucumber in mid June???!!!! This greenhouse is magic.






Chicken are back!


Unfortunately, the last year chickens died this winter of some sort of virus at the chicken coop.






They are often set loose on the yard and they are exploring everywhere. They are very curious little  fellas.





More picture to come! I have a new camera that my father gave me so the images will start to get better.

In Topic: Someone is stealing my peppers

04 July 2017 - 04:49 PM

The Second Amendment applies EVERYWHERE ;)


Yes but you get charged for shooting an intruder in some states.. like in California where you cant use self defense or in DC where you can't have a gun.



In Topic: Someone is stealing my peppers

04 July 2017 - 01:08 PM

Is it private property or community garden?

Castle law apply in alabama but I don't know if garden count as "home"

In Topic: Charlesquik's 2017 Glog

01 July 2017 - 12:51 PM

Well photobucket decided to stab me in the back so I will need to reupload every picture in my glog....



Ill wait a week or so before reuploading to see if they gonna change their mind. 

In Topic: Buncha MALARKY 2017

28 June 2017 - 07:22 AM

Those are some beautiful pod and one of my favorite looking pod. Those are scotch bonnet right?