Frustrated with the prices for high quality grow light systems? Let's design a fully controllable, easy to adjust, open-source LED panel.
Project tutorial by Dmitrii ALBOT
An automated, smart, self-contained growing system that cultivates plants from seed to maturity!
Log humidity, automatic irrigate, switch plant growing lamp on and voice control everything with Amazon Alexa and Arduino.
Project tutorial by Walter Heger
I would encourage you to have a look at this book 'Plant Factory Using Artificial Light', - (https://www.elsevier.com/books/plant-factory-using-artificial-light/anpo/978-0-12-813973-8)
You will find there answers to many of your questions regarding lighting, as well as other environmental parameters necessary for growing healthy crops
cannot immediately come up with a good article, but have a look at the recent scientific publications on Google Scholar or ScienceDirect. You will be impressed!
A good reference would be GreenTech conference in Netherlands (https://www.greentech.nl/). Highly recommend you to attend it. In case you cannot, have a look on the website about the companies that will take part of the event, and try to reach out to them. Very useful knowledge, condensed & nicely packaged, almost always available
Thank you for this constructive feedback!
You're absolutely right about the control part, and I agree that my approach is not the best one, and you explained why.
The main point was to show the available solutions to have a broad image about alternatives, so the reader can chose whats best for his/her particular project or need, and why one option works better than other. In my case, I just made sense of whatever was available in my garage, with the goal to bring the price down and make this affordable (a Meanwell LED driver ranges from 50$ to 150$)
There is still room for improvement to achieve a high quality final product, but thats what I am working on, so keep updated!)
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