EzSoil - Smart plant monitoring devices

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EzSoil - Smart Plant Monitoring Devices

Project 2021-06-21 11:34:21 +1200

introducing Sprout

Sprout is an all-in-one plant monitor that measures key plant vitals. Sprout measures temperature, humidity, soil moisture, and sunlight then displays all this information on our web app. With this campaign, we hope to fund the manufacturing costs for Sprout, such as moving Sprout from a 3D printed casing to an injection moulded one.

Temperature

It is crucial plants are in a suitable climate, so Sprout tracks the temperature your plants are exposed to daily within 1°C accuracy.

 

Humidity

Humidity levels have extensive effects on plant growth and health, so Sprout measures relative humidity levels of the air with an accuracy of ±2%.

 

Moisture

Plants need water to survive, so Sprout uses a capacitive moisture sensor to measure the volume of water in the soil.

 

Sunlight

Sprout measures sunlight using a sensitive photodiode which can detect when the plant is exposed to direct, indirect or no sunlight.

 

 

The Monitoring Dashboard

The dashboard is the portal to Sprout

Home Page

The home page of the website allows you to overview
all connected modules and add other modules if required.

Module Page

The module page shows all sensor data and graphs this
data to give you insight into the conditions the plant is exposed to over time.

Settings Page

The settings page allows you to erase past data, delete
the module, customize the module image and change the recommended plant vitals.

 

Our story

We built EzSoil from the ground up, and it took one heck of a journey to get to where we are now.

Problem

We spent hundreds of dollars to freshen up our homes with pot plants and greenery every year, bringing refreshing air inside. Our lives were too hectic with school work and commitments to care for our plants, and they kept dying around our homes. We struggled to keep them alive in the rush and bustle that is today’s society. A fortune wasted on plants that decay within weeks. Our passion for building a sustainable future sparked an idea. Why not bring our ecosystem to our fingertips?

The idea - Sprout 🌱

To solve this problem, we developed Sprout. Sprout is a smart plant monitor designed to be placed in the soil of pot plants and measures key vital information with its four sensors to help the user keep the plant alive. The module collects the information from the temperature, humidity, moisture and sunlight sensors. It sends this data to a secure website that we have designed, where the user will log in to their own accounts and access the information. Once the user has selected the type of plant where the Sprout module is placed, the web app will recommend if it needs more or less water, if it is getting enough sunlight, if it is too humid or too hot. 

 

Sprout In-depth

Let's dive deep into all the components of Sprout!

Temperature

Plants must be in a suitable climate. Temperature affects the photosynthesis, transpiration, respiration, germination and flowering of plants. When a plant is too hot, it begins to show signs of heat stress by wilting until eventually drying up, turning a crunchy brown before dying. Sprout tracks the temperature your plants are exposed to through a temperature sensor module up to every 10 minutes within 1°C accuracy. Different plants also have contrasting living conditions, so the EzSoil Dashboard can be tailored to the required temperature for your plant to ensure it lives in the optimal environment and stays alive for as long as possible.

Humidity

Humidity levels have extensive effects on plant growth and health. It affects how a plant transpires and evaporates. If the location is too humid, the plant will suffocate, while if it is not humid enough, the plant will evaporate too quickly. Both lead to a shorter life span of the plant, so Sprout measures the relative humidity levels of the air, with a humidity sensor module up to every 10 minutes with an accuracy of ±2%. The EzSoil Dashboard can be tailored to the required humidity for your plant to ensure it lives in the optimal conditions and stays alive for as long as possible.

Moisture

Plants need water to survive. Soil moisture helps to transport important nutrients from the soil to the plant, which it requires. Overwatering will drown the plant, while underwatering reduces the nutrients reaching the plant diminishing the life expectancy of the greenery. Sprout uses a capacitive moisture sensor pushed into the soil to measure the volume of water in the soil up to every 10 minutes. Hence, the user attains a perception of the perfect amount of water needed for their plant to flourish.

Sunlight

Sunshine is vital to all plants. Sunlight provides energy for a plant to convert inorganic resources to food. A lack of sunlight does not give plants sufficient energy to produce food, while excessive sunlight will damage the sensitive plant cells. Sprout measures sunlight using a sensitive photodiode which can detect when the plant is exposed to direct, indirect or no sunlight up to every 10 minutes, so you know when your plant is getting too little, too much or the perfect amount of light. 

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding with Pledge Me will allow us to bring Sprout into full production.

Currently, we are 3D printing the white module casings for Sprout. While this is a cheap and affordable option, it doesn't get the high-quality result we want to deliver. Furthermore, it takes approximately five hours to print each casing which is too great. The next best solution for producing the casing for Sprout is injection moulding. Injection moulding is a manufacturing process for producing parts by injecting molten material into a mould. The grand cost of $15,000 for injection moulding doesn't come from the molten material, but instead the creation of the metal mould itself. As a startup business comprised of three high school level students, we are unable to afford this. Every other aspect of this project has been sorted and completed, from the electronics and software to the product's packaging. This is the last piece of the puzzle that the EzSoil team needs to launch Sprout into full production.

LEARN MORE AT WWW.EZSOIL.CO.NZ

25% RRP and be in to win when you pledge!

Sprout V2

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Pledgers 9

Micheal Cameron
2021-09-08 12:13:44 +1200
Sarah Grant
2021-08-26 22:01:14 +1200

"Cool product guys, I wish you the best!"

michal
2021-08-22 18:01:02 +1200
Saeid Boss
2021-08-16 17:01:29 +1200

"I cannot wait to see this product on shelf of hardware stores/ online. Thank you for thinking ahead & come up with such a smart device "

Mathew Bunn
2021-08-16 10:55:04 +1200

"Great idea! Hope you can get it off the ground 😁"

Joel Zimmerman
2021-08-16 08:17:39 +1200

"Great work! Keep it up "

Ali
2021-08-14 13:52:57 +1200

"Great idea, Well done!"

Joanne Ander
2021-08-13 19:29:18 +1200

"We done, team! Excited to watch your journey! From the Ander family"

Michelle Clark
2021-08-13 19:10:06 +1200

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EzSoil - Smart Plant Monitoring Devices

Project 2021-06-21 11:34:21 +1200

introducing Sprout

Sprout is an all-in-one plant monitor that measures key plant vitals. Sprout measures temperature, humidity, soil moisture, and sunlight then displays all this information on our web app. With this campaign, we hope to fund the manufacturing costs for Sprout, such as moving Sprout from a 3D printed casing to an injection moulded one.

Temperature

It is crucial plants are in a suitable climate, so Sprout tracks the temperature your plants are exposed to daily within 1°C accuracy.

 

Humidity

Humidity levels have extensive effects on plant growth and health, so Sprout measures relative humidity levels of the air with an accuracy of ±2%.

 

Moisture

Plants need water to survive, so Sprout uses a capacitive moisture sensor to measure the volume of water in the soil.

 

Sunlight

Sprout measures sunlight using a sensitive photodiode which can detect when the plant is exposed to direct, indirect or no sunlight.

 

 

The Monitoring Dashboard

The dashboard is the portal to Sprout

Home Page

The home page of the website allows you to overview
all connected modules and add other modules if required.

Module Page

The module page shows all sensor data and graphs this
data to give you insight into the conditions the plant is exposed to over time.

Settings Page

The settings page allows you to erase past data, delete
the module, customize the module image and change the recommended plant vitals.

 

Our story

We built EzSoil from the ground up, and it took one heck of a journey to get to where we are now.

Problem

We spent hundreds of dollars to freshen up our homes with pot plants and greenery every year, bringing refreshing air inside. Our lives were too hectic with school work and commitments to care for our plants, and they kept dying around our homes. We struggled to keep them alive in the rush and bustle that is today’s society. A fortune wasted on plants that decay within weeks. Our passion for building a sustainable future sparked an idea. Why not bring our ecosystem to our fingertips?

The idea - Sprout 🌱

To solve this problem, we developed Sprout. Sprout is a smart plant monitor designed to be placed in the soil of pot plants and measures key vital information with its four sensors to help the user keep the plant alive. The module collects the information from the temperature, humidity, moisture and sunlight sensors. It sends this data to a secure website that we have designed, where the user will log in to their own accounts and access the information. Once the user has selected the type of plant where the Sprout module is placed, the web app will recommend if it needs more or less water, if it is getting enough sunlight, if it is too humid or too hot. 

 

Sprout In-depth

Let's dive deep into all the components of Sprout!

Temperature

Plants must be in a suitable climate. Temperature affects the photosynthesis, transpiration, respiration, germination and flowering of plants. When a plant is too hot, it begins to show signs of heat stress by wilting until eventually drying up, turning a crunchy brown before dying. Sprout tracks the temperature your plants are exposed to through a temperature sensor module up to every 10 minutes within 1°C accuracy. Different plants also have contrasting living conditions, so the EzSoil Dashboard can be tailored to the required temperature for your plant to ensure it lives in the optimal environment and stays alive for as long as possible.

Humidity

Humidity levels have extensive effects on plant growth and health. It affects how a plant transpires and evaporates. If the location is too humid, the plant will suffocate, while if it is not humid enough, the plant will evaporate too quickly. Both lead to a shorter life span of the plant, so Sprout measures the relative humidity levels of the air, with a humidity sensor module up to every 10 minutes with an accuracy of ±2%. The EzSoil Dashboard can be tailored to the required humidity for your plant to ensure it lives in the optimal conditions and stays alive for as long as possible.

Moisture

Plants need water to survive. Soil moisture helps to transport important nutrients from the soil to the plant, which it requires. Overwatering will drown the plant, while underwatering reduces the nutrients reaching the plant diminishing the life expectancy of the greenery. Sprout uses a capacitive moisture sensor pushed into the soil to measure the volume of water in the soil up to every 10 minutes. Hence, the user attains a perception of the perfect amount of water needed for their plant to flourish.

Sunlight

Sunshine is vital to all plants. Sunlight provides energy for a plant to convert inorganic resources to food. A lack of sunlight does not give plants sufficient energy to produce food, while excessive sunlight will damage the sensitive plant cells. Sprout measures sunlight using a sensitive photodiode which can detect when the plant is exposed to direct, indirect or no sunlight up to every 10 minutes, so you know when your plant is getting too little, too much or the perfect amount of light. 

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding with Pledge Me will allow us to bring Sprout into full production.

Currently, we are 3D printing the white module casings for Sprout. While this is a cheap and affordable option, it doesn't get the high-quality result we want to deliver. Furthermore, it takes approximately five hours to print each casing which is too great. The next best solution for producing the casing for Sprout is injection moulding. Injection moulding is a manufacturing process for producing parts by injecting molten material into a mould. The grand cost of $15,000 for injection moulding doesn't come from the molten material, but instead the creation of the metal mould itself. As a startup business comprised of three high school level students, we are unable to afford this. Every other aspect of this project has been sorted and completed, from the electronics and software to the product's packaging. This is the last piece of the puzzle that the EzSoil team needs to launch Sprout into full production.

LEARN MORE AT WWW.EZSOIL.CO.NZ

25% RRP and be in to win when you pledge!

Sprout V2

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Micheal Cameron
2021-09-08 12:13:44 +1200
Sarah Grant
2021-08-26 22:01:14 +1200

"Cool product guys, I wish you the best!"

michal
2021-08-22 18:01:02 +1200
Saeid Boss
2021-08-16 17:01:29 +1200

"I cannot wait to see this product on shelf of hardware stores/ online. Thank you for thinking ahead & come up with such a smart device "

Mathew Bunn
2021-08-16 10:55:04 +1200

"Great idea! Hope you can get it off the ground 😁"

Joel Zimmerman
2021-08-16 08:17:39 +1200

"Great work! Keep it up "

Ali
2021-08-14 13:52:57 +1200

"Great idea, Well done!"

Joanne Ander
2021-08-13 19:29:18 +1200

"We done, team! Excited to watch your journey! From the Ander family"

Michelle Clark
2021-08-13 19:10:06 +1200

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