Thursday, December 10, 2015

IoT: Open Sourcing My Aquaponics / Greenhouse Monitoring Platform

It's been a while now since I started working on my AquaCulture Monitor project and today it's been released onto GitHub as an open source project for all the IoT developers out there.
I started the project some time ago after getting myself a raspberry pi and looking to find something fun and challenging to do with it beyond the standard basic tutorials out there.

My wife Jean had started her aquaponic greenhouse and seeing she was spending a great deal of time checking various things such as pH levels in her tank and temperature/humidity levels inside the greenhouse I thought why not build a device that can stream the data in real-time to her iPad and provide her with something that could help her make informed decisions about what her greenhouse was doing.
It was a great project to work on and allowed me to dive into programming with Python.