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Computerized grow op?
Posted 30 October 2010 - 06:10 AM
My question is has anyone automated their grow op? I see many in computer cases, but what about using computers to regulate everything you need so that you never really need to check on it?
I think it would be a great idea to set somewhere remotely and go collect it when its done. Experienced growers, is this plausible?
Posted 30 October 2010 - 06:19 AM
Edited by reznkk, 30 October 2010 - 06:21 AM.
Posted 03 November 2010 - 12:25 AM
Posted 03 November 2010 - 02:54 PM
Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:20 AM
Edited by Loki7, 08 November 2010 - 09:27 AM.
Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:16 PM
Looks great!!! I was wondering if anyone automated the grow. Can you monitor temperature / humidity and set alarms?
Posted 08 November 2010 - 09:20 PM
With the right kind of money and resources, a completely automated grow is 100% possible.
Posted 28 November 2010 - 08:11 AM
I'm working on automating a 4 cab micro grow... There's a link in my sig...
I like what you have going there its really cool. The only thing I would say to you is don't use duct tape. Use a bigger box to tuck your PCB and components inside and get plates to cover the whole thing up. If you have to use tape use proper electrical tape.
Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:53 AM
I can't believe I've never stumbled upon Growtronix before!
I've been looking for this since I was 16. (alot older now)
Thank you for the post.
I've been trying to get my smarter friends to mickey mouse something like this together for years.
The closest I got was power switches. (no brains)
It's pricey, but exactly what I want.
A few questions about the software:
How is the logic?
Can I say set a target PH for my res, an acceptable variance, and have 2 dosing pumps manage the PHup PHdown?
Automate Feed, Water Change, set PPM and let dosing pump manage?
Logic for CO2/Exhaust Managment/efficiency?
Is there any historical data?
Save Completed Grow history for Archive?
What kind of DB?
Web GUI. (lol how about my iPhone!)
Now you got me going.
I won't be able to sleep tonight!
Posted 13 January 2011 - 01:58 AM
Tracking KW/hr patterns//totals for entire grow.
Costing, price per KW, cost per 11/53 ml of nutes/additives?
Oh it could be great!
Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:51 PM
in our grow ops.
my grow room that gets a lot of light can and does over heat daily, so I've plugged in a 6inch fan on a timer.
In my clone machine, here it gets complicated, it started life as a 486 computer
great steel case, scraped the guts out, then I've inserted a 40 watt build, this kept the surface way to hot for the clones, so I dropped a honeywell home thermostat to the light bulb, and built a plywood case around the 486 pc base
with the thermostat inside at about 82f, using the heated base it keeps the clones warm, and they take about 1-2 weeks for the roots to come thru,
cause I can't be here to tend to them, I installed a light sensitive switch that goes on when the thermost turns that 40w bulb off,
connected to the light sensitive switch is a auto car window washer pump that mists the clones every 6 hours but only when the 40w bulb is off
the winder washer pump runs for about 2-3 minutes each time, after that another timer turns on the 2x pc fans installed each side of the plywood box, or clone cabinet, cools the clones down, the box cools down 2-3 minutes the 40w bulb is activated again by the thermostat set to turn on once tempsfall below 82f....wow thats long!!!!
my attempt at automation, but otherwize I do like to visit my plants daily, it's FUN, unlike others they do RESPOND to my bad breath....lol
I put in a timer, that misted them with water every 6 hours, but only when the 40w bulb was actually turned off by the thermostat
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