I have never done any sort of programming before so I need you to be gentle with me!!
I have been given the task of instructing a bunch of year 9 science club kids in building a desk top greenhouse to grow plants in optimal conditions. It needs to very simply control temperature, to be able to water plants and possibly to open vents to increase air flow as well.
We intend on building perspex boxes to act as the greenhouse…but then I got stuck as to what to do!
We intend on using Arduino to control this, but other than that we will only have basic bulbs and electrical circuit equipment as we are on a very tight budget. What sort of sensors do we need, and how do I connect these up so that they can be controlled by the students’ programme?
Very basic help would be much appreciated as I have no idea where to start!!