We are very excited this week: we are pleased to present you Open Aquarium, our new sensor platform that automate control and maintenance tasks in aquariums through wireless connectivity and yes, it comes with an open source API.
This new Makers solution is based on Arduino, and includes specialized sensors to measure vital parameters to aquatic life. Open Aquarium has been designed to help you to take care of your fish by automating the control and maintenance tasks that take place in fish tanks, ponds and aquaponic installations.
Open Aquarium allows to remotely control your aquarium and include sensors to monitor factors in water such as temperature, pH, conductivity; it measures water levels and leakage, and deploys actuators that can feed the fish, regulate water heating / cooling, activate pumps to change water or administer medicine, and control light intensity to simulate day and night cycles. The sensors send information using wireless interfaces such as Wi-Fi, GPRS and 3G, for a perfect solution to monitor complex Aquaponic installations.
Open Aquarium comes with a complete open source API and a web application that allows collected information to be stored in a database and visualized from a browser or from iPhone or Android smartphone devices.
Designed specifically for Makers, our aim is to design connected technology using open source code to help makers discover, improve, and scale new sensor-based solutions for the Internet of Things.
Open Aquarium consists of two different and complementary kits:
and many several extra accessories.
You can check all Open Aquarium kits and accesories here.
Documentation and support
You can check our complete tutorial here: Open Aquarium - Aquaponics and Fish Tank Monitoring for Arduino â€“ Step by Step Guide. Remember you can also check our forum where you can get support for Open Aquarium.
And do not forget to check also the Open Garden Platform!
Open Garden allows you to remotely control your indoor, outdoor and hydroponics plants starting at just 199â‚¬. Check the complete tutorial here.