13 Jul '11, 2pm

Build Your Own Automated Greenhouse for Effortless Gardening (Video) : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Build Your Own Automated Greenhouse for Effortless Gardening (Video) : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

This might be one of the coolest Arduino projects I've seen for gardening to date. Clover, aka Clovercreature on Instructables, and Revoltlab.com combined efforts to build a greenhouse that has automated water and temperature controls, called "Plantduino." The greenhouse knows when it needs more water and can turn its own watering system on and off. Cool? You bet. The project has been turned into an Instructable so you can follow along and do the project yourself in a weekend. In fact, it is one of the most thorough Instructables I've come across. Not only do you learn a lot in the Instructable about building a greenhouse and automating it, but you also learn about plant biology. Total geeky goodness. That said, it does require a lot of electrical components and a little know-how in getting the system set up. But it is certainly not too much for a dedicated DIYer to figure...

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