I study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Hanze University of Groningen. I am working on Automatic Greenhouse and making market research.
I would be glad if you answer several questions for my research.
The greenhouse that we are building will be able to measure amount of light, soil humidity, air humidity, soil/air temperature, O2 level, CO2 level, chemicals in a soil(depending on demands), temperature of leaves, height of plant, and extra parameters if there is special necessity for them. All data will be shown in a clear way on the screen of any PC and saved in txt. and exe. files.
According to the data that sensors receive and demands of a grower, a greenhouse will be able to adjust humidity, light, temperature, etc. The greenhouse could control 6 pots with plants.
We hope, that our greenhouse could help students to study Biology in the most efficient way and take account of all parameters that are important for plants.
- Do you like the product idea “Automatic greenhouse for study”?
- Are you interested in such kind of greenhouse? Why?
- What price will be appropriate for you to buy it?
- What could be improved? Suggestions?
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Sounds interesting...most important point will be surely the costs.
The size seems quite small...with 6 pots, the type of experiments that could be done with sufficient number of replications is quite small, and climate chambers, growing chambers also might can do the job.
Adjustable/ modifiable light quality (not only intensity), e.g. different LED types.
Ease of use (some companies seem to have nerds (perhaps too nice word for these dudes) that design/program the user interface and software, incomprehensible without engineer-diploma )
Portable and foldable would be an option, if you use them not all the time but e.g. for practical courses and space is needed otherwise in the meantime.