Here is a little background story of my project:
I am an average arduino user, not an expert but I am making my projects for about 5-10 years. So my question (for now) is not really arduino based but a guidance to how to approach it.
My father and sister have started beekeeping last year. I planned a project with my father to let him monitor some data from the beehives from his computer or cellphone, like temperature, humidity, sunlight and weight. The collecting of the data was not an issue but since the beehives are in an open field with no access to power or WiFi or bluetooth, there was a challange. I did some research on LoRa and LoRaWAN and thought that would be a possibility. The next thing was the powersupply to power this setup 24/7, all year long. That is something I haven't worked out yet, since this comes with a number of other factors like powersaving.
Now the deal is that my father recently died. We could not finish this project in time but I am destined to close this. So I offered my sister to make it for her. She would love to monitor her own beehives as well as my fathers (which are still located at my fathers place).
So now I changed/expanded my project quite a while. Let me try to give you a brief idea of what I want.
I want my sister to monitor both her an my fathers beehives. If possible, I don't want third parties or other services involved, just the data to my own server/site. At my sisters place there is access to power and WiFi, at my fathers place not. The kind of data that I want to monitor is not yet established but I want at least the weight of the hive, in/ouside temperature and humidity and possibly sunlight monitored. (Other ideas/suggestions are welcome).
Also, I want to MAKE this project. I know there are similar projects that I could buy but building it is part of the closing I want.
The question is quite open. I do have some ideas myself ofcoarse, but I would like to have some help planning this. I think it is obvious that the data from both sites has to be send to a server to monitor.
How do I split this project into chewable portions? and after that, well, that is after that..
I appriciate any help