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Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan--Publication-Special Publication of TARI-No.193

No.193

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Research on Design of the Greenhouse Monitoring System by Application of Open Source

Research on Design of the Greenhouse Monitoring System by Application of Open Source

Chun-Jen Chen

Assistant Agricultural Engineer, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, COA

Abstract

    With the changes in consumption patterns, fruits and vegetables on the table is no longer just food to fill its belly. People pay attention to the issue of safety and healthy more and more. The Agricultural facilities are developed indirectly because consumers guide market trends. Environmental control is a key point of agricultural facilities to produce high-quality vegetables. The equipment of agricultural facilities includes not only hardware but also software. The monitoring systems is to expensive to burden. In recent years, science and technology popularization benefit from the open source and maker faire. It’s feasible to construct the technology of environmental control for monitoring system of green-house. This research proposed a simple environmental monitoring system which integrates the hardware (Arduino, Raspberry PI, sensors) and open source software (Apache、MySQL、PHP) in operating system, Raspbian, for Raspberry PI. Managers can receive the information of the monitoring system by the smart phone or tablet PC. This integrated system is possible to reach a comprehensive promotion by the convenience in cultivated management and the cost reduction.

Keywords: Environment Monitoring, Open Source, User Interface.

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