Automated Garden

Created on 08 Nov 2017

A smart garden is all you need to survive (off the grid)

Powered by solar, the Arduino-based smart garden will have a sprinkler that moves in 2-d space the automatically water plants with the ability to collect plant data.


Spencer Early


Chun Ming Jeffrey Zhang


Brian Lee


Evan Zeng


Emily Zheng

Part Cost Quantity Total
Spiral Wire Manager $7.84 1 $7.84
To mange pipes, wires etc, prevent from getting in way of moving parts
Arduino 3 motor shield $10.80 1 $10.80
Shield to control stepper motors
Sandisk 8GB SD Card $9.90 1 $9.90
Storage for Raspberry Pi's data logging
Raspberry Pi 3b $34.50 1 $34.50
Main computer for system, used for CV
GT2 Timing Belt Pulley 5PCs $10.89 1 $10.89
Pulley for linear motion
Adafruit Lithium Ion Battery Pack - 3.7V 6600mAh $34.44 1 $34.44
Hi power Li battery for entire system, rechargable
Ball Bushing Linear Motion 8mm x 15mm x 24mm Double Sealed 10 Pcs $11.16 1 $11.16
Bearings to connect moving part to the aluminum rods
5 Meters GT2 2mm Pitch 6mm Wide Timing Belt for 3D Printer CNC $7.96 1 $7.96
Timing belt for linear motion
2.5W 5V/500mAh Mini Encapsulated Solar Cell Epoxy Solar Panel $7.99 1 $7.99
Solar Panel for solar integration, charges battery
Borescope camera $26.99 1 $26.99
Camera for image analysis of plant grow and weed detection.
USB A to B cable $4.99 1 $4.99
Cable to communicate Arduino and Raspberry Pi
Black-Oxide Alloy Steel Socket Head Screw M1.6 x 0.35 mm Thread, 12 mm $7.31 1 $7.31
Particular length needed to mount limit switches onto moving parts
Zinc-Aluminum-Coated Alloy Steel Socket Head Screw M3 x 0.5 mm Thread $5.28 1 $5.28
Used to mount stepper motors
Zinc-Plated Steel Hex Nut Low-Strength, M1.6 x 0.35 mm Thread $8.76 1 $8.76
Nut for the M1.6 screw heads
6061 Aluminum 8 mm Diameter 3 ft $3.03 5 $15.15
Aluminum rods for linear motion (1 is spare) (Please choose 3 ft)
Project Totals: 19 $203.96
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $0.00
Remaining Budget: $46.04