The Gro-Pro completely automates the process of growing plants in a system designed to fit within one’s home. It uses a Raspberry Pi to interpret readings from four different sensors and uses that data to optimize growing conditions for the desired plants being grown. Useful feedback is given to the user about the condition of the plants via an Android application, which also helps the user learn about gardening. It utilizes hydroponics, a more efficient method for growing plants than traditional potted soil. Everything from lighting and watering cycles to nutrient and pH regulation is automated, as to make it simple for anybody to grow plants. All you have to do is plant your seeds and press go.
By growing within ones home, the cost and carbon footprint of shipping can be reduced along with pesticide use.