Mycodo, anyone?

jaguarlax

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Does anyone here use Mycodo for monitoring and automation in their mushroom environment?

What is Mycodo? The project is here: kizniche/Mycodo
I'm interested because I develop sensor code for the project that I use with cannabis indoor.
so I guess were doing zero fucking around huh? Would realllllyyy like to see some of your stuff. :)
 
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RollTheBones

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That project started with a focus on mushroom environments - but has become a sensor swiss-army knife.
The developer is an awesome person, very responsive to users.
Most of the users are trying to do minimal cost projects and there is good synergy for solving the various problems that arise.

As I mention - I tend to have a broader interest in sensors, specifically spectral sensing for light. This is IMHO the most misunderstood part of the science, as applied.
 

spyralout

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That's quite the intro, @RollTheBones . THBBFT! It's been years since I've seen Bill the Cat. Interested to see what your work with sensors is. Those can have some major applications, I mean every modern car has a ton of sensors, sensors for sensors, etc.
 

Deebs

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Does anyone here use Mycodo for monitoring and automation in their mushroom environment?

What is Mycodo? The project is here: kizniche/Mycodo
I'm interested because I develop sensor code for the project that I use with cannabis indoor.
Interesting stuff for real. I haven't had a lot of time to code or tinker with electronics for awhile, so I took the lazy way out, and run the inkbird controller products for temperature and humidity control....I might have to break out the pi and arduino stuff soon..
 
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RollTheBones

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Fun fact. Bill the Cat has been hosting Trump's brain for years now, in case you wonder why complete sentences are a noticeable problem.

I SO miss Bloom County. Opus is off doing Linux these days.
 

RollTheBones

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The most popular (with others) sensor work I have done was with laser particle sensors ( PM2.5 air quality stuff ) and secondary has been CO2 sensors ( I prefer the NDIR type ) that was directly from my cannabis work.

Once I had pretty much beat CO2 to death, I moved on to spectral quality of light sources. I really like the Apogee line, but want to reproduce clones of their sensors because I don't want to pay 3k$ for a spectral radiometer. I found a chipset that will give me similar readings for under $60. The original prototype samples were even less expensive at ~25$ for an assembled sensor.
 

RollTheBones

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The first chart is my lamps alone. They are unique - using a phosphor and Stokes Shift to generate that spectrum from high output Royal Blue LED to create a 600W (equivalent DLI ) using only 200W of power.

The second chart is including my current UV supplementation ( HO reptile lamps ) to get the spectrum I want. I have some new UV lamps to try and I'm working on the sensors to compare and contrast the original output with the new lamps. UV is not exactly straight forward to measure, given the sensor limitations and interference from well, air and almost anything else that would filter the radiation of interest.
 

jaguarlax

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The first chart is my lamps alone. They are unique - using a phosphor and Stokes Shift to generate that spectrum from high output Royal Blue LED to create a 600W (equivalent DLI ) using only 200W of power.

The second chart is including my current UV supplementation ( HO reptile lamps ) to get the spectrum I want. I have some new UV lamps to try and I'm working on the sensors to compare and contrast the original output with the new lamps. UV is not exactly straight forward to measure, given the sensor limitations and interference from well, air and almost anything else that would filter the radiation of interest.
Do you have the capability to detect anything other than spectrum. Par?
 

RollTheBones

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PAR is a subset of total spectrum. The original specifications for PAR are debunked as there is better understanding about the interaction of wavelengths outside the rather narrow original limits of the range.

As it turns out - the important measurement that everyone wants is actual Daily Light Integral ( DLI ). How many photons until my lovely cannabis has had enough for a day? The assumes you have already chosen well for the specific photon spectrum, of course.
 

jaguarlax

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PAR is a subset of total spectrum. The original specifications for PAR are debunked as there is better understanding about the interaction of wavelengths outside the rather narrow original limits of the range.

As it turns out - the important measurement that everyone wants is actual Daily Light Integral ( DLI ). How many photons until my lovely cannabis has had enough for a day? The assumes you have already chosen well for the specific photon spectrum, of course.

Sorry... should of said wavelength
 

RollTheBones

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Apogee has really great tools for figuring out DLI. I've had a longish project to develop my own using photodiodes. I think I have most of the parts I need ( filters are the hard part ) but the housing/enclosure for actual field use is also a sticking point.
 

jaguarlax

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PAR is a subset of total spectrum. The original specifications for PAR are debunked as there is better understanding about the interaction of wavelengths outside the rather narrow original limits of the range.

As it turns out - the important measurement that everyone wants is actual Daily Light Integral ( DLI ). How many photons until my lovely cannabis has had enough for a day? The assumes you have already chosen well for the specific photon spectrum, of course.
So what your saying is you want your flux capacitor to measure PPFD, not PAR? Am I following along here?
 

RollTheBones

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If there is any interest - I'll figure out how to document this well enough that anyone with some arduino experience and a bit of python would be able to reproduce what I did here. Everything I use is open-source and I open-source my work, of course. The hardware is available from SparkFun.
 
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