For those of you who have been following along with our APC Boot Camp we have good news from the team BioGuardApp, they are nearing completion on a working prototype.
The team has been working on creating an aquarium monitoring system which uses sensors to monitor the temperature of the water, which is especially important for tropical fish, and incorporated a camera, as well as light and feeding controls. On top of this they have built an app which allows owners to remotely monitor the conditions of the aquarium, adjust temperature and even feed their fish. APC servers as the brain of the system, allowing for data collection and storage as well as connection to the internet and servers which allow for the app to communicate with the system. We are looking forward to seeing the working prototype in action. Check out the images below for a sneak peak.
Here is the basic structure of how their system works from the hardware to the end user control.
Here is a look at the all the hardware components involved.
The 3D model of the case to house the Arduino control board and APC.
Here is the first case prototype.
Stay tuned for an introductory video which should be available soon.