Another day on the build. Well same build different day
Today I tested the new hacked humidifier. Finished things in the grow side. setup the network to try out the UI and maybe set up things to start growing…
First the grow chamber.
The grow surface. Marked down and cut out the holes for plants. 21 altogether. 20mm x 20mm holes. I thought I bought the rockwool cubes that are 40mm x 40mm but no they are smaller. 20mm x 20mm ones and hence the smaller holes. Also a small snack on the end for cables and sensors.
I covered the motherboard walls grow chamber side with aluminium tape. Looks nicer and also reflects more light
Drilled a vent hole into the shell. Right at the end of the grow chamber. Added the same vent cover as is in the vent that leads into the grow chamber.
Little tape for now until the glue hardens.
Now that humidifier hack…
I changed the bottle setup as it did not stick as I thought. Now I glued the pipe into the cork of the bottle and placed it upside down. Made a custom holder and attached that to the motherboard. Custom holder takes less space and allows to attach the rest of the electronics easierly… Thats not a word is it ?
Not without a problem. The humidifier leaks from the head that is in the grow chamber. Full bottle will empty in a day with this drip. I tied a cord to the head and the other end to the nutrient solution so the drip goes into the grow solution and not everywhere else.
I set up a old router and cables to get the UI running and connected to the Raspberry Pi. Got the connection working and get all the sensor readings. Can’t change the recipe though…
Still need to solve the dripping of the humidifier.
Changing the recipe. need to look at logs and find out where the problem is. Also hope someone else has solved this