HomeKit based home built grow tent

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I was using a 3x5x6 commercial tent but wasn’t happy with it so I decided to build my own grow room. Since I’m pretty nerdy I decided that I would use Apple HomeKit to control and monitor things as much as possible so that we can travel and still monitor what’s going on in my tent.

Structure​

The frame of my tent is generic construction lumber (2x4, 1x5). All of the moveable panels are made out of hardwood put together as picture frames

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I tried to use generic Mylar for reflection but it was way too thin (purchased a roll of the same stuff used in commercial tents). I used spray adhesive to attach the Mylar

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I made a combo air vent/ light support - it’s worked great so far

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I wanted to make the support tray for my plants to be adjustable to I made a torsion box platform to support everything

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I also wanted to have a removable grid to tie plants to so I used elastic cording and teacup hooks

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Monitoring and Control​

I was a bit worried about using HomeKit to control things but it’s worked out great. I’m using iDevices outlets to power everything and Eve Room devices for monitoring.

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Each of the outlet can be controlled remotely or automatically via automations

Controlling the outlets is done via the Home app on iOS

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An added bonus is that I can pull up my Grow Tent Camera on all of my AppleTVs

The Eve Room devices can be a bit squirrelly but are performing much better than they were initially. Being able to check humidity and temp remotely has been great!

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The last thing I wanted to share was a neat feature to keep track of power usage. The iOS iDevices App monitors electrical usage

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I was using a 3x5x6 commercial tent but wasn’t happy with it so I decided to build my own grow room. Since I’m pretty nerdy I decided that I would use Apple HomeKit to control and monitor things as much as possible so that we can travel and still monitor what’s going on in my tent.

Structure​

The frame of my tent is generic construction lumber (2x4, 1x5). All of the moveable panels are made out of hardwood put together as picture frames

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I tried to use generic Mylar for reflection but it was way too thin (purchased a roll of the same stuff used in commercial tents). I used spray adhesive to attach the Mylar

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I made a combo air vent/ light support - it’s worked great so far

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I wanted to make the support tray for my plants to be adjustable to I made a torsion box platform to support everything

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I also wanted to have a removable grid to tie plants to so I used elastic cording and teacup hooks

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Monitoring and Control​

I was a bit worried about using HomeKit to control things but it’s worked out great. I’m using iDevices outlets to power everything and Eve Room devices for monitoring.

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Each of the outlet can be controlled remotely or automatically via automations

Controlling the outlets is done via the Home app on iOS

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An added bonus is that I can pull up my Grow Tent Camera on all of my AppleTVs

The Eve Room devices can be a bit squirrelly but are performing much better than they were initially. Being able to check humidity and temp remotely has been great!

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The last thing I wanted to share was a neat feature to keep track of power usage. The iOS iDevices App monitors electrical usage

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Looks great....I'm not into all of that fancy tech stuff but I like your cabinet and light set up.....nice job
 

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