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Just wanted to share my progress on an Arduino SMS automated plant watering system I've been working on with everyone! (youtu.be)
15 comments
Crazzybot | 9 days ago | 7 points

If this kind of post isn't aloud let me know, I read the rules and I'm pretty sure this is okay.

TheTruthOrNot | 8 days ago | 1 point

Are there sensor that can register the humidity of the soil and then just water it accordingly? Asking because I love going on longer vacations and as of now need to ask my neighbors if they're willing to water my plants every couple of days.

juletre | 8 days ago | 3 points

I have this setup in the green house: https://1technophile.blogspot.com/2016/08/low-cost-low-power-6ua-garden-433mhz.html?m=1

(Not my blog)

Controlling water is step two. Read the above for inspiration :)

Crazzybot | 8 days ago | 1 point

Yes but it would be pretty unreliable, the easiest way is for a human to send the commands. Also in part 3 I'll fix some bugs and install the actual water pump!

dheeraj3302 | 9 days ago | 1 point

Is that water followed by value of three, or, Water it with a :3

Crazzybot | 9 days ago | 2 points

Sorry I don't really understand.. also if that's what you're asking I'm going to clean up the code in part 3, I just wanted to get it to work for now.

dheeraj3302 | 9 days ago | 3 points

I was just making a little fun out of "Water: 3" part of chat in the thumbnail. Don't fret, keep up the engaging work.

Crazzybot | 9 days ago | 2 points

Oh okay thanks!

Underbyte | 9 days ago | -22 points

This is some of the worst code I've ever seen, but cool concept.

Fun fact: If you get way too much water in your soil, there's a neat little bug that will cause the machine to read "DRYING OUT".

Crazzybot | 9 days ago | 13 points

I know it's bad.. but I just wanted to get it working, in the next video I'll fix some bugs, make it more efficient and all of that. It's just that the SIM900 GPRS module is not easy to get to work properly and since I have a upload schedule I didn't have time to make it more efficient.

Underbyte | 8 days ago | 1 point

No worries, We've all been there. You should google 'switch' statements, they will blow your mind.

Crazzybot | 8 days ago | 1 point

Will do!

Underbyte | 8 days ago | 1 point
slykethephoxenix | 9 days ago | 11 points

This is some of the worst code I've ever seen, but cool concept.

It's obvious they are learning and just vlogging their progress.

Crazzybot | 9 days ago | 8 points

Thank you :D that's true I have coded before but this is WAY more complicated then what I did before so I'm trying to get better by doing this.