Indispensable to control hydroponics and design your own security systems.
Controls 12v actuators like water valves or peristaltic pumps. It also analyze the water in your tank thanks to the pH, EC, temperature and water level sensors.
you can fill the tank, recycle water and even automatically enrich the mixture with your fertilizers.
1 - TankBot
1 - PH sensor
1 - Water temperature sensor
4 - 4-pin connectors for sensors and actuators
1 - 12V transformer
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Availability date: 2016-09-22
This is a possible scheme of hundreds of possible combinations. You can connect all kinds of elements to the modules. This scheme is explained in the footnotes.
The combination of all GroLab modules provides a control capability never seen before. The modules communicate with each other simulating the operation of a brain. This capability offers the grower the ability to replicate its physical abilities in GroLab performing hundreds of tasks simultaneously.
Connect water valves to your general irrigation outlet to bifurcate water flow. For every TankBot you can connect up to 4 water valves (12v).
If you have SoilBot, you can associate each valve to a moisture sensor so that valves will be open according to the needs of each group of plants.
If you do not have SoilBot, you must schedule your irrigation. GroLab Software lets you create schedules for hours and days of the week. You can also create recurrences to automate your hydroponics system (eg, 5 minutes every 5 minutes).
You can take advantage TankBot´s connections to multitask:
-Add Fertilizer to the water by peristaltic pumps.
-Regulate the pH of water by peristaltic pumps.
-Automate Peristaltic pumps by PH and EC recovered data.
-Fill The water tank with a solenoid valve connected to a tap.
-Empty And recycle water tank by a solenoid.
-Automate the tank filling using water level sensor.
-Monitor and control water temperature by the temperature sensor.
For every TankBot you can connect up to 4 actuators of 12V and 4 sensors (switch type) of your choice. You can add up to 3 more TankBots to your GroNode and expand your control to new functions.
- Check smoke and fire by detectors who activate an alarm by closing a circuit (relay).
- Activate sprinklers with water valves connected to the general water outlet.
- Send the order to disable extraction systems to prevent possible fire oxygenation.
- Send the order to turn off lighting systems to prevent a fire if smoke is detected.
- Locate possible intrusions by motion sensors and / or lasers that are activated by closing a circuit (relay).
- Turn off electrical elements that endanger safety at precise times.
- Check that the temperatures do not exceed the logical margins and act accordingly.
- Cut water flow to prevent flooding.
- It emits a loud beep if a security alarm is detected.
- Manage all security protocols.
- Send notices to the PC connected to the local network with GroLab Software activated in the background.
- Send messages to multiple online platforms (Email, Twitter, Facebook), requires an Internet connection.
The limit is your imagination. You can add up to 4 modules of each type for each GroNode (the brain).
4 PowerBots equals 16 independent electrical connectors and four temperature and humidity sensors which can control up to 4 independent growing areas.
4 SoilBots provides 16 moisture sensors for substrate with which control multiple groups of plants. 8 substrate temperature sensors and 8 flood detectors. Each SoilBot Box comes with 2 humidity sensors, 1 temperature sensor and 1 flood detector. You can add the extra sensors you need.
4 TankBots give you the possibility to control up to 16 sensors of your choice (sensors that act as a switch) and 16 actuators of 12 or 24 volts with a maximum of 5 watts per output (delivered with a transformer 12v).
This is a scheme designed to show some of the possibilities of control of each module. Keep in mind that the scheme is limited to the number of modules included in the following kit. You can add extra modules (GroNode supports up to 4 modules of each type) and expand your control with new features.
TankBot keeps the water tank in perfect condition. By the water level sensors, it controls that water doesn´t fall below minimum opening a water valve that fills the tank. Sensors prevent water filling exceeds the maximum closing the water valve and preventing flooding.
The PH, EC and temperature sensors monitors the condition of the solution by sending the all needed information to maintain the solution in water in perfect and steadily levels.
Keep in mind that in this scheme it has been used a single peristaltic pump and the other three connections for other functions. This peristaltic would be devoted to nutrient control.
In case you need to control other nutrients as well as PH + and PH-, you should have to use other inputs for adding one or more extra peristaltic pumps to TankBots.
Finally, TankBot controls two water valves connected to the water pump. This creates independent irrigation water forking in both groups of plants. Each water valve is being activated by a moisture sensors associated to each group of plants.
The second scheme is a dedicated security configuration.
A motion detector allows to control possible intrusions into the growing area being warned by the GroNode (audible alarm, messaging notices etc ..)
The smoke detector will trigger a water valve connected to a water outlet with enough pressure to spread water in the area of possible fire.
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