I stumbled across a cool product - a self sustaining terrarium: http://www.biorb.com/en-us/shop/terrariums/
Essentially, it will take readings from the enclosed environment on humidity, temperature and light and self adjust accordingly. This creates the perfect climate for tropical vegetation to exist. I love the concept and hate the aesthetic of the product, plus it carries an insane price tag! I'd like to design and craft my own with a vintage victorian feel. The tricky part here is to hide the mechanics of environmental control so that they don't impact the overall vibe; everything needs to be small and easy for me to hide inside the terrarium.
I'm wondering how difficult it would be to do 3 things:
- Read temperature and adjust a heating element so that a constant temp can be maintained
- Read humidity and automatically cause a "spritzer" to mist when needed
- Discreetly wire several waterproof LED's that will maintain a lighting pattern appropriate to the necessary light schedule
Any advice would be very helpful! Thank you!