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DIY workshop: let's build a smart mini-garden, Codecamp Iasi, 26 Oct 2019

Oct 26, 2019 · Iași, Romania

We are organizing a hands-on workshop, trying to inspire the community on trying new things and we also demonstrate how easy it is to get things started by doing minimal research and having a little bit of inspiration.

In the 'DIY workshop: let's build a smart mini-garden' program, the goal of each participant is to build and to collaborate with the others in order to obtain a smart plant system. Thus, using different sensors and other electronic components (microcontrollers, relays, water pumps), events such as watering the plant when the humidity drops below a certain threshold or the notifying the user when there is no liquid left in the vessel, become possible, together with statistics about the plant's environment (temperature and humidity).

At the end of the workshop, each participant will have the freedom to modify absolutely any technology involved in the project, from being capable of playing with the hardware elements and the algorithms (written in Objective-C - Arduino syntax). And all resources, from the source code to the electronic schemes will always be available through the ScoaladeRobotica.ro platform.

We will be describing the approach mode and hardware interaction schemes together with providing information on each element and to coordinate the workshop, so that each participant will lead to an end product. Also, we are in charge of providing all the information on how to scale and subsequently modify the project.
We include elements of upcycling and we cultivate the courage to break something in order to achieve something better.


Prepare to get your hands dirty, we will be destroying and re-making stuff.
We will be cutting, we will be sticking, everything leading up to that moment #Evrika, when you will be going home with your own intelligent plant.

Costs and resources

The costs of the participants for this Codecamp Workshop is only the purchase of the kit (130 RON - you can buy it here), which remains with the participant, all the logistics needed to build the project (from soldering gun, other necessary tools, to protective elements), coming as support from us.
Each participant will have his own small working stand so that his experience will be complete.

The kit contains:
- WiFi Development Board with ESP8266 and CH340G
- Mini Submersible Water Pump and Hose
- Micro USB Power Supply 5 V, 800 mA
- Water level sensor
- Soil moisture sensor module
- DHT11 Temperature Sensor module with LED
- One channel relay mode (5 V controlled)
- Plant in pots
- Wooden box / mini-green box
- Other accessories, cables, consumables



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  • Codecamp Romania

    Codecamp is your local IT community & conference, aiming for better communication among the IT people. Started in 2008 & trying to fulfil the continuous demand from the community we're now doing conferences with several parallel tracks and 1500+ participants. Interested in Java, .NET, Mobile, Agile, PHP, Ruby, Project Management, Business Analysis and many others? Join Codecamp and meet smart people sharing from their own real life experiences.

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