Those who have a bonsai in their home know that their care is not the same as other plants, their care is greater and their knowledge and precision is much more difficult to know than in a flower or home plant. A bonsai fan has decided to use his knowledge of electronics and Free Hardware to remedy the problem of knowledge about the situation of your bonsai. This project has been called Bonsai Watchdog and It aims to offer information such as humidity or luminosity that the bonsai receives and that we do not know for technical reasons.
Bonsai Watchdog uses an Arduino board, various graphite connectors and an LCD screen to achieve this project and thus ensure that the owners of a bonsai do not have a cactus after the days.
En the official website of the project you will find more information as well as the programs and codes necessary for its creation, but it is something simple that does not even need sensors since the connectors with graphite mines make the information of the soil and humidity is correct and reaches Arduino UNO smoothly.
Bonsai Watchdog will help us not to be so worried about our bonsai
The Bonsai Watchdog app may have its greatest difficulty in the use of the display with Arduino UNO, something that is not very easy for novice users but that once it is overcome, the game it can give, both in Bonsai Watchdog and in other projects is a lot.
Even so personally I see that this project needs some improvement such as being able to do that the information is sent to a smartphone or that from the smartphone we can control certain mechanisms to solve the information provided by Bonsai Watchdog. Come on, I think that Bonsai Watchdog still needs many updates and of course, many contributions and tests Do you dare to try it?