Laptop programmable power strip?

Turbonyg

Active Member
Hey All,

If reasonably affordable and available, I would like a power strip where each outlet can be individually programmed via laptop.

I usually have 2 different light cycles goings and am thinking of adding a UV light. I have individual outlet timers on the main lights now, but would like to do away with those and have 1 central controller to handle the lights.

Or even a controller that has 2 temp and 2 humidity sensors so I can do away with the stand alone controllers.

The biggest plus is being able to program via laptop as I hate having to deal with the small lcd screens and buttons.

Thanks.
 

Jesusgrowsmygrass

Active Member
RaspberryPi running myCodo ( https://github.com/kizniche/Mycodo ). DONE! Does everything you want and more, super simple. Or Go complex and also automate the house in the process with HomeAssistant. And yes the only way to program these two suggestions is by their local webpage which can be pulled up on whatever you can pull a page from on the same network. Further work is required for remote access. Also these suggestions can do PWM dimming for sunrise sunset plus auto increase in intensity in flower from veg (think highly advanced lighting controller with virtually unlimited channels), maybe adjust the light intesisty when the temperature reaches 95 to keep the room cool.
 

Jesusgrowsmygrass

Active Member
Yes, you can have more sensors than you ever need hooked up by using expansion boards with GPIO pins. Sensors are cheap, check out a dht22 for example, I run 4 of them right now. Intake, exhaust, 2x canopy, and they can all be hooked up over wifi with an esp32 for about $10.
 

Jesusgrowsmygrass

Active Member
Just get a few smart outlets and control with your phone. They are quite cheap.
How do you graph the day and night temps/ hummidity/VPD with that setup? And automatically save the info from past grows to compare and contrast?
I control solid state relays from my smartphone through the Raspberry Pi. Another nice feature is it literally can do everything you need, if you have the imagination. For example, I also control the fan speeds through PWM dimming, and turn the the exhaust on high 15 minutes before lights out for a few then ramp it down after lights out. If you are a little bit of a nerd it is the only way to go.
 

dbz

Well-Known Member
How do you graph the day and night temps/ hummidity/VPD with that setup? And automatically save the info from past grows to compare and contrast?
I control solid state relays from my smartphone through the Raspberry Pi. Another nice feature is it literally can do everything you need, if you have the imagination. For example, I also control the fan speeds through PWM dimming, and turn the the exhaust on high 15 minutes before lights out for a few then ramp it down after lights out. If you are a little bit of a nerd it is the only way to go.
I suppose I was just considering the lights. Myself my smart outlets have exportable data, so I export the wattage used and time periods to an excel sheet, then I use little inkbird sensors to monitor and graph and export temp/humidity data in multiple places throughout the tent. That does not make it all in one controller though. Perhaps I should have read better that OP wanted 1 controller. Do you use it for CO2 as well?

I just glanced at the mycodo page and that is pretty amazing to be honest.
 
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