Since 2013, we have been developing an open source greenhouse kit composed by lasercut wood, an Arduino board, standard plastic boxes and a set of open hardware sensors, components and LEDs. Each greenhouse can independently control air temperature, humidity, luminosity, soil moisture and water feed of up to three plants, as well as capture image/video footage used to provide time lapse videos of the plant growth. These features can be used in classroom for teaching electronics from a botanical approach (and vice-versa), and as a tool to introduce both subjects to adults and children from ages 6-8 up.
We are LaCoolCo, and since 2013 we have been developing an open source greenhouse kit that can be built by everyone. Our team is composed by four students from Paris and Nancy, France: Antoine Berr, Carlos Santana Jr, Maximilien Daman and Paul Berr.