Growmanager

The Open Source Greenhouse Control System

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Growmanager - The Open Source Greenhouse Control System

Welcome to the Growmanager Open Source Project

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"Growmanager - Greenhouse Control System" is a free open source framework that is managing a computer controlled greenhouse. "Growmanager" is capable of switching plant grow lights, read out temperature controllers, watering soil or hydroponics grow systems and managing heating and ventilation in your greenhouse. With the right hardware setup it is even possible to mix individual hydroponics nutrients und supply your plants with those nutrients in regular intervals.

"Growmanager" provides an easy to use grapical user interface which can be controlled intuitively. The goal is to provide a modularised framework where every user can pick and install the modules he needs (or reinstall and upgrade later when needed). With a fully documented library of developer resources, Growmanager allows the customisation of every aspect of the framework.

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2009 18:46 Read more...
 

Growmanager Overview

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Growmanager fills every need for basic growers to business applications.

The Basic Edition benefits from professional technology and is fully scalable (ie you start with basic and with few more modules you end up with an high technology growing solution).

It's possible to manage every kind of grow: Earth, Soilless, Rockwool, Hydroponic, Deep Water Culture and even Airoponic.

Nearly every greenhouse can be controlled with Growmanager. The basic features are Temperature-, Water-, Humidity-, Airflow-, Fan-, and CO²  control. Ranging up to Nutrient distribution systems and presaved Growprofiles (without much need for doing settings) to handle every aspect.

Features:

  • Installation Wizard
  • Automatic Sensor Recognition
  • Graphical DataLogger for all sensors
  • Monitor up to 8 temperatur probes simultaneously
  • Control up to 8 relais simultaneously
  • Event - Control - Management System
  • CO² Probe support
  • Humidity Probe support
  • Water timer with flow control
  • Grow Cam - watch your plants grow
  • Automatic Updates via internet

Hardware needed:

  • Velleman K8055 USB Experiment Interface
  • more supported hardware will be added soon !

System Requirements:

  • Windows 2000 / XP
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2009 18:00
 

Planned Features

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Things to come:

  • Recode of the whole project in .Net or Java
Planned Features of Growmanager:
  • Support for various I/O Cards
  • Support for standart temperature sensors (ie. PT100 / 1000 / sensors with resistive, analog and pwm output)
  • Port multiplexing to adress up to 2040(!) sensors
  • Webinterface
  • PDA with Wlan support
  • PH / EC control management
  • LCD Panel Outpu
  • Touchscreen support
  • Grow calculator to estimate costs of different factors like water, energy, nutrients, etc.
  • Grow profiles with fixed values for different stages (seedling, growing, blooming)
  • Grow profiles for different plant species
  • And many more........
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2009 17:21