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devinrayolsen

Jul 21, 2017, 06:06 am Last Edit: Jul 21, 2017, 06:17 am by devinrayolsen
DRO-Matic
OS and Wiki found here
https://github.com/drolsen/DRO-Matic/wiki

I've spent the past year learning everything I could about traditional and vertical hydroponic farming, such as:

  • Nutrient dosing / drifting amounts over growth stages
  • pH ranges / drifting and micro adjusting
  • Full nutrient feedings vs. top off feedings
  • Concentrate levels between feeding types
  • EC or PPM ranges and what causes drifting
  • Irrigation and light cycles


From here I learned a great deal about C++ and Arduinos, and began to quantify all the steps a system would need to build an automated hydroponics OS for farmers. After some time, I've finally finished building both the physical box and OS, while simultaneously capturing it all on youtube / github for others.

Build videos found here



My hope is that by both automating hydroponics, and open sourcing my project / OS others will build too, and more farmers will start to see vertical farming as simple, not hard. The more vertical farming we can do, the less actual land we use up for agriculture, and that is good for everyone!

One of the key features I wanted my project (and others who build) to have, was a way for people to share successful "crop" configuration online as a community. So I made the system be built around a micro SD card reader (required) for that exact reason, and plan to construct an online site where you can upload / download different food type configurations for everyone around the world to use.

There were countless times the Arduino forums really helped me get my code fixed up! In every instance when I actually sought help, not one person was rude or un-willing to listen. My experience here has been excellent so far, so I thank you all!

TonyD

Thanks for sharing what a great project

spiner

 Hello  Devin R. Olse friend, how are you? steppe that fantastic; I have a problem with your DROMATIC code

StandardCplusplus / vector: No such file or directory.

I do not find any solution to the respect on the web or googel, I would love for you to give me some help to solve it, thank you very much in advance

Jesubr1

Hi I'm thinking on taking on this project so I would like to know if you could fix the problem you where having, as I have 0 experience on circuits o programming so I would be relaying complete on the OS and the video parts
Thanks a lot for any comments

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