While the entire Grow By Wire project is considered a DIY project, it can easily be sub-divided into many smaller, individual DIY projects.
On this page I will keep a list of all the DIY Hardware Projects related to GBW.
This perfect little cloning station occupies just one shelf on a stack of shelves. The shelf unit is one of those plastic resin 5 shelf units from the big box store, but I'm only using 4 shelves here. You just need some black and white panda plastic,wrap it up, and put a light in it. Enclosed in this little room, it's easy to keep the humidity and temps in check. Check out this build you can do in a couple hours from start to finish.
Automated Clone Mister
When I do clones, I use Jiffy Peat Pellets usually, and that means keeping the humidity very high, and misting the cuttings until they form some roots and can take water up through them. I generally try to keep some clones rooting at all times, so that means lots of misting, every 6 hours or so... I decided I wanted to automate it, and will integrate it into the Grow By Wire system, but this also makes a great standalone project. Now you can go out for a whole day, or two, or three, and not worry about your clones wilting away and dying...
|10KΩ Voltage Divider|
|Soil Moisture Sensor|
|Dual Level Soil Moisture Sensor|
|Water Reservoir Depth Sensor|
This particular sensor is a simple thermistor with a voltage divider, and is actually very accurate.