Google Engineers Develop Remote Controlled Irrigation System

Updated Apr 3, 2013

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Leverage the power of Android, Arduino and the Internet to build a home irrigation system that can be controlled from your smartphone.

A couple of the engineers at Google, J.J Barrons and Joe Fernandez have put together a method for controlling a home lawn or garden irrigation system using Android, Arduino, Python, Dart and the Google App Engine, and they’ve opensourced it so you can build your own.

In 2012, Joe Fernandez posted an entry that began “So… I connected my lawn to the Internet,” and went on to cover the ins and outs of his experiment building what he calls the Irrduino Project, which aimed to add remote control functionality to lawn sprinklers.

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By Derek Markham

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