Bit Cannon

Automatic Watering System

The first project that I’m planning is an automatic watering system. I have a bunch of pots on my balcony and keeping them well watered is a challenge, especially in summer. Furthermore, if they are watered too much, swarms of fungus gnats appear, which are difficult to get rid of. The goals I have in mind are: Automatically water plants based on moisture levels in pots. Solar powered — running power out to the balcony isn’t really an option. Continue reading

First Post

Hi and welcome to Bit Cannon! I’m Wes, a software developer and tinkerer from Melbourne, Australia. Here I plan to write informally about hardware and software projects I’m working on. I’ve recently revived my interest in embedded systems and have acquired a Raspberry Pi 3, C.H.I.P. and have an Arduboy on the way. I have a few ideas kicking around for what to do with these devices and plan to write about them here. Continue reading