Last year I brought a Edyn smart garden thing.
It was closed source, but solar and shiny. It had a pretty web interface.
Then the company went
bankrupt Sorry I’ve been informed they are not bankrupt. They’ve just taken their API, and website offline and ceased responding in a timely way to customer service enquires.
So i’m left with a bunch of useless hardware. A salutary lesson in the importance of open source.
So this year I’m hacking my own.
It will consist of a Miflora sensor. Which for £10 does most of the graphing the Edyn did. Lux, Temp, Moisture, fertility. I recommend them.
However they are bluetooth only. So you have to be next to them to grab the data.
So my next step will be to connect them to a Open MQTT gateway
Running on a £6 Esp32 dev board
It won’t be pretty or shiny. But I will actually own it.