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Discussion in 'Marijuana Hydroponics' started by egrowr, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. Dec 5, 2018 #1

    egrowr

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    Hello everybody,

    I will run a kickstarter campaign soon to fund the production of a remote monitoring device that takes continuous measurements of the pH, the EC, the climate (temperature, humidity) and light intensity. It's equipped with WiFi so you can see the measurements on your smartphone. You can receive notification when a threshold is exceeded and display daily, weekly and monthly graphs.
    It will cost less than most of combo EC+pH meter you can find on the market.

    I'm an electronic engineer and I grow hydro for almost 8 years now. So I had this idea and spent the last 18 month designing the device with the help of some friends.

    I can't share the website here because of the forum's rules that I don't want to break, but I called it Egrowr so just type the name on Google or Facebook if you want more details.

    I would like to have a feedback from the community about this idea. Do you think it would be useful to receive push notifications when it's time to correct the environment? What are the other features you would want to see in this kind of device?

    Thanks !

    FOR ADMIN : This is not an ad, I'm not representing a company and this is only a project for now, so please be understanding :)
     
  2. Dec 5, 2018 #2

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    Welcome to MP Egrowr-- Can U make that thang automatic So it would just make the adjustments for U ?-- I run Aero under LEDs been doing it for about 5 years -- I quit using my ppm pen long time ago -I run a live res. - I pH maybe once a week unless I forget -- My problem right now although I'm in the middle of a move is I use those 35 gallon black and yellow boxes so I have to test each one !-- I like them for cloning and early veg but for bloom I need something else !
    I'm thinking about a spray and drain system !-- Soon as I get this house put back together and sell it I'm buying a little "Stoner Ranch" -- I'll be glad when Texas changes the law -- It ain't easy being Cheesy!-- We got no weed infrastructure or nothing !-- Hunting growers is a po-po sport down here !
     
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    While U doing R&D -- How about an inflatable green house ?--Double walled-- Inflated ribs -- build it in sections so U can expand --Solid ends for electric and environmental control -- Then stick your deally in as original manufactures equipment?-- 2 birds with one stone -- Might as well build some drip and drain tables for it too and make it plug and play ?
     
  4. Dec 6, 2018 #4

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    Those kind of device are available on the market but they are expensive and there isn't lot of customers for it. It looks like you grow large amount of plants, but unfortunately, it's not common :)
    The challenge here was to provide a device that helps the best the growers and don't ruin them financially. It's a tricky equation : the technical possibilities are huge but for a project to reach the market, it needs to be affordable.

    That's a great idea. I will be looking for business partners to offer the Egrowr with their hydroponic setups for sure.

    Anyway, we all wait every US states to fully legalize. Is there any chance Texas will move forward soon?
     
  5. Dec 6, 2018 #5

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    It looks promising for Texas Egrowr -- We have a mmj law that helps no one -- Dr. has to prescribe it and that's against the law -- There are 10 bills about mj on the docket after the first of the year-- I expect them to amend that law and open up for medical only !-- I can live with that !-- Gonna be like the wild, wild west anyway -- We got no weed infrastructure or anything like that !-- I'm in position to stick my foot in that door soon as it cracks open some !
    Gonna be lots of opportunity ! --Long as I can make it to the end without getting caught .
     
  6. Dec 7, 2018 #6

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    Sorta of looks like an ad to me.

    Haven't they had continuous automatic meters and feeders for years? But just not the WiFi part?

    Nice early bird special price, but I see no need for one.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2018 at 12:33 PM #7

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    Yes, continuous meters are available. The main problems we wanted to solve are :
    1. The need for the user to check the measurements. Not a big deal but why buy a continuous measurement device when you need to check it just as you do with pens ?
    2. The price. The technologies isn't as expensive as it looks. Companies makes clearly too much margin. We can offer you more features for less with the same build and measurement quality and still make enough money for us to live.
     
  8. Dec 10, 2018 at 10:36 PM #8

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    I am an organic dirt farmer. I don't check measurement. The plant tells me what it needs...woowoo hippy girl here.
     

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