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Zane A. ZanzigFollow

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Being born and raised in Missoula I have always enjoyed the outdoors. From a very young age I was taught how to care for plants. This project will help people be able to grow plants even if they do not have a green thumb.

For my research project I am making a computer automated greenhouse using a raspberry pi and a few different sensors and actuators. The project is to have a raspberry pi monitor and control temperature, humidity, and soil moisture levels. I believe there is a lot of potential for this device. It will help the people that want to have a garden, but still want a week vacation in the middle of summer. This project might even help the idea of growing plants on other planets besides ours. I think this experiment will speed up the research of plant physiology. We could do more experiments on what factors contribute to the alkaloid production of plant. This project is still a work in progress, but I will have a small exhibit to show how my control system will work. This project will be relatively inexpensive. I hope this project will innovate how we produce our crops in the future.

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Apr 28th, 10:40 AM Apr 28th, 11:00 AM

Raspberry Pi Controlled Greenhouse

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Being born and raised in Missoula I have always enjoyed the outdoors. From a very young age I was taught how to care for plants. This project will help people be able to grow plants even if they do not have a green thumb.

For my research project I am making a computer automated greenhouse using a raspberry pi and a few different sensors and actuators. The project is to have a raspberry pi monitor and control temperature, humidity, and soil moisture levels. I believe there is a lot of potential for this device. It will help the people that want to have a garden, but still want a week vacation in the middle of summer. This project might even help the idea of growing plants on other planets besides ours. I think this experiment will speed up the research of plant physiology. We could do more experiments on what factors contribute to the alkaloid production of plant. This project is still a work in progress, but I will have a small exhibit to show how my control system will work. This project will be relatively inexpensive. I hope this project will innovate how we produce our crops in the future.