Digi Garden

On September 12, 2012 by xbeewireless

By Digi International

At our company headquarters in Minnetonka, Minnesota, we have a self regulating garden. To eliminate the risk of forgetting to water the crops or just to stay comfortable on an overwhelmingly hot summer day, we have developed a garden that is capable of caring for itself.

Using the iDigi cloud service, XBee radios, a ConnectPort gateway, and a Web application, the garden can regulate its own watering. The system we have developed monitors soil temperature, soil moisture, ambient temperature and humidity and the levels of the watering tanks. When the soil moisture levels hit a specific threshold, the drip watering system is enabled and brings water to the plants.

The garden is organized into three distinct sections based on the types of environment each crop favors. On your left is the hot and dry side, which is home to vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers.  On the right are the vegetables that require cool and moist soil such as carrots, beets, and broccoli, and cauliflower  And around the perimeter of the garden we have flowers planted. The sensor thresholds are set to different levels in each of these sections ensuring that plants are watered at the optimal time according to their preferred environment.

4 Responses to “Digi Garden”

  • himanshu b patel

    plz send me detail about the system how can i implement it in my garden

  • Harry Biba

    I would love to do this project for my daughters garden. Any chance of a how-to? I have only medium- to -low level arduino programming skills.

    tx

  • Pedro Pestana

    Hi,

    I would like to receive further docs about this project. It looks really interesting!

    Thank you,

    Pedro.

  • Masashi Nohara

    I would like to have more detailed documents regarding to your iDigi Garden system.

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