Parrot Flower Power plant sensor

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Re: Parrot Flower Power plant sensor

Postby vincenttor » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:58 am

Thats a shame bert could not get it working, would have been a nice addition as im not a guy for plants.
I do tend to forget to water them (allot) haha.
well hopefully something else does come on the market and could be read out with an RFXcom or similar
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Re: Parrot Flower Power plant sensor

Postby Post-IT » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:50 pm

vincenttor wrote:Thats a shame bert could not get it working, would have been a nice addition as im not a guy for plants.
I do tend to forget to water them (allot) haha.


Same here, for now I use Seramis which gives me a buffer of several weeks in most cases.

As BT4.0 sensor devices are beginning to pick up public interest, it wouldn't surprise me if we will see some affordable competition in the near future. This year CES was all about watches and other gadgets for humans and animals. Next year plants?
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Re: Parrot Flower Power plant sensor

Postby Bastiaan » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:39 pm

For years I have already automated my plant watering. Nothing new there. I am using a Gardena sensor with a Visonic switch, RFXCOM receiver and a RAN8X10 to control some valves.
There is already a thread about it.

What will make a difference is that it will be much easier to readout values. Easier to see 'trends' and anticipate with watering. Cheaper devices will also make it easier to divide the measuring over more plants etc. Bluetooth will not do it for me, (large garden).
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Re: Parrot Flower Power plant sensor

Postby nawikre » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:17 pm

As i also do not have 'green fingers' can you please point out the discussion about this Gardena sensor with Visonic switch?

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Re: Parrot Flower Power plant sensor

Postby Digit » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:13 pm

Search for Gardena.
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Re: Parrot Flower Power plant sensor

Postby AshaiRey » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:30 am

Digit wrote:Search for Gardena.


Is that possible here? :shock:
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Re: Parrot Flower Power plant sensor

Postby Digit » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:10 pm

The same tip for you too then: try it before asking someone else to do it for you :lol:
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Re: Parrot Flower Power plant sensor

Postby bengt » Sat May 10, 2014 12:00 am

vincenttor wrote:Thats a shame bert could not get it working, would have been a nice addition as im not a guy for plants.
I do tend to forget to water them (allot) haha.
well hopefully something else does come on the market and could be read out with an RFXcom or similar


I would really like to realize this plant watering time notification project. I'm an expert on killing plants, and perhaps I should move only to cactus growing... But with some nice sensor, which connected via my RFXtrx433 to Domoticz could generate a notification which is sent to my phone whenever the plants need watering, I might not have to.

So apparently the nice list of devices mentioned previously in this thread can't be used because of modulation issues. But surely there must be some other way of doing this? I read some threads about Arduino's and soil moisture sensors (such as http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?Sea ... 0509142434), but I didn't figure out how to get the data to the RFXtrx... An off the shelf 433 sensor would of course be much easier.

There must be some simple way of doing this?
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