I’ve been helping several growers with their setups and after a few upgrades, the command dashboard looked like this (thermostats are not visible, but they are there):
I have tried to find universal controller instead of all this and noticed that there are only few really multi-purpose controllers available for growing.
I did not like them (and their prices) so I have built my own grow controller (titled it “GrowDirector”), that can monitor and control everything in the grow room (don’t go too far, it will not cut your plants or LST them ).
The controller is equipped with 7’’ touch screen, application for easy set up and configuration, central dash board where all controlled parameters can be observed.
GrowDirector has so far 4x analog inputs, 3x analog/digital outputs, and 3 x controlled AC outlets:
Also, the controller has built-in WiFi (and matching smartphone app), unlimited number of timers/cyclic timers.
GrowDirector supports virtually any 3rd party sensor (temp, humidity, pH, EC, CO2, whatever).
Since I have positive feedback from my beta-users, I am considering crowd-funding this product.
However, prior to deciding whether it worth trying and investing my time and resources, I’d be happy to get your feedback about the idea and it’s implementation.
Please, tell me what you think, is it useful for other growers?
Thanks a lot.