Those who love gardening always have to work hard to maintain the garden at home. Water should not be too much or too little, fertilizer should not be excessive or lacking, the angle of sunlight changes in spring, summer, autumn and winter, and the suitable temperature for each plant is also different. If sunlight and temperature cannot promote flower bud differentiation, flowers will not. On or off. For the busy modern man, finding time to take care of the garden can become a challenge. In the ever-changing era, mobile phones can already help us complete most of the work around us. Is there a more efficient technological way that allows us to grow flowers through mobile phones?
Parrot, a French company, was also the first creative studio in the world to invent remote drones using iPhones. In 2014, it released a new product, Flower Power. This is a small wireless bluetooth multifunctional soil detector. It can detect the illuminance of the sun, the temperature of the environment, the humidity of the soil and the E/C value of the soil, and transmit these data to the app of the mobile phone through Bluetooth for management.
The strength of Parrot is to use the controlled environment in the greenhouse to find out the optimal illumination, temperature, soil humidity and E/C (electrical conductivity) value parameters for the growth of 8,000 common horticultural plants, and build them into In the app of the mobile phone, the results detected by the soil detector suggest consumers to adjust the way of planting potted flowers. The app will remind consumers of the following information based on the currently detected environmental parameters: when the soil is too dry, it will remind you to water; when the sun is too strong, it will suggest moving the plants to a semi-shaded area; , it will remind the plant to move to a shaded place; when the conductivity is too low, it will inform that the fertilizer is insufficient, and the user is asked to add appropriate fertilizer for different plants.
In 2016, Parrot integrated the functions of Flower Power into the flower pot and launched a new product, Parrot Pot. This smart flower pot is more powerful than the Lechuza flower pot we introduced before. In addition to the function of water storage, it can also be equipped with a battery. After the built-in flower pot soil detector detects the humidity, the motor is used to pump water from the water storage space and then refill it. Water is sprayed from the top of the flower pot to moisten the soil, and excess water seeps back into the water storage space. In addition, all the app functions of the original Flower Power are also retained.
Recently, the Xiaomi company on the other side has also launched and started selling a soil detector similar to Flower Power, called "Hua Hua Cao Cao". However, the software app is locked and cannot be used in non-Chinese domestic regions. There is an overseas version of "Flowers, Flowers, Grass" in the United States, but the price of the overseas version is not much different from that of Flower Power.
We will try out the Parrot Pot and the overseas version of Huahuacao, and share our experience with readers in a few weeks.