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Schedule of the project

March-November 2016

  • 1st HW/SW software and hardware design of the LoRa endpoint for temperature, humidity, rain and wind (Figure 2)
  • 1st HW/SW software and hardware design of the Sigfox endpoint for temperature and humidity (Figure 3)
  • 1st HW/SW design of the LoRa pico-gateway based on ESP8266 + RN2483 (Figure 4)
  • 1st mockup of the backend based on MQTT, Node-RED and InfluxDB Link (Figure 5)
  • 1st mockup of the data-visualization application based on Grafana Link (Figure 5)

December 2016

January 2017 (start of the student project)

  • Ordering of the 14 square meters greenhouse and associated material
  • Installation of the greenhouse in Polytech Grenoble backyard
  • Sigfox endpoints (with first set of sensors)

February 2017

  • Lora backend and LoRa endpoints (with first set of sensors)
  • Lora pico-gateway hardware
  • Grafana dashboard

March 2017

  • March 9-10: Participation to the Eclipse IoT Days 2017 Grenoble (lik)
  • Lora pico-gateway software
  • LoRa endpoints (with second set of sensors)
  • Sigfox endpoints (with second set of sensors)
  • Alarming backend (Email, Free SMS, Android push).

April 2017

  • Cordova mobile application
  • Integration in OpenHAB/Eclipse SmartHome
  • User documentation
  • Student defense



Didier Donsez
Nicolas Palix

2016 - 2017

Antoine Boisadam
Oriane Dalle
Charles Marchand
Marion Pellicer

2017 - 2018

Serre aquaponique @ Polytech

  • Bonte Bastien (IESE3)
  • Michel Faustine (IESE3)
  • Naves Neto Paulo Rodrigues (IESE4)
  • Onorio Dos Santos Erik Nayan (IESE4)
  • Reboullet Dorian (MAT3)
  • Ronco Antoine (MAT3)
  • Lejeune Églantine (MAT4)
  • Limousin Apolline (MAT4)

Serres @ Jardins du coteau

  • Blanchard Charles (IESE3)
  • Guiguitant Théo (IESE3)
  • Ruaux Justin (IESE3)
  • Derey Corentin (IESE4)
  • Kieger Nicolas (IESE4)
  • Massardier Damien (MAT3)
  • Raillard Johann (MAT3)
  • Dobies Justine (MAT4)
  • Guehis Sami (MAT4)

Irrigation @ Jardins du coteau

  • Challier Léo (IESE3)
  • Rosetto Yann IESE3)
  • Schaeffer Guillaume (IESE3)
  • Mougin Louis (IESE4)
  • Stoltz Florian (IESE4)
  • Balme Loic (MAT4)
  • Derbouze Draoua Mamin (MAT4)
  • Shan Shibai (MAT4)

Progress report (2016 -- 2017)

December 2016

Ordering of components on Adafruit with the USD 150 gift.

January 2017

  • Reception of the components
  • Soldering of the 868MHz antenna and the pins on the Adafruit Feather



  • The TX device is connected to a solar panel with a battery pack (3x 1.2V)
  • Use the 868Mhz frequency to match the antenna capability (Available ISM in France).
#define RF95_FREQ 868.0
  • Add the blinking LED on pin 13 on the TX device

Febuary 2017

Air Temperature and Pressure

Use of a BMP183 (SPI Barometric and temperature sensor) connected to an Arduino Uno

  1. BMP183 3.3v <-> Arduino 3.3v
  2. BMP183 GND <-> Arduino GND
  3. BMP183 SCK <-> Arduino 13
  4. BMP183 SDO <-> Arduino 12
  5. BMP183 SDI <-> Arduino 11
  6. BMP183 CS <-> Arduino 10

Configure the Arduino IDE

"Arduino" -> "Preferences..." -> "Settings"

Set the "Additional Boards Manager URLs" to the following


Install the additional librairies

"Sketch" -> "Include library" -> "Manage Librairies"
  • Adafruit Unified Sensor
  • Adafruit BMP183 Unified Library

Alternative installation from ZIP

Bmp183-connected-to-an-arduino-uno.jpg Bmp183-with-arduino.png Nucleo LR073RZ with SX1272 Shield.jpg

Soil and Temperature Moisture

Use of a SHT10 connected to an Arduino Uno

  1. SHT10 Red 3.3v <-> Arduino 3.3v
  2. SHT10 Yellow (SCK) - S0 <-> Arduino GND
  3. SHT10 Blue (Data) - S1 <-> Arduino 13
  4. SHT10 Green (GND) <-> Arduino GND
SHT10 protoshield 1.jpg SHT10 protoshield 2.jpg SHT10 protoshield arduino.jpg SHT10 application.png

Note the pull-up resistor on the data line (Blue and White).

LoRa communication tests

Data processing and visualization


  • The project will be presented at the Eclipse IoT 2017 in Grenoble with a mock-up of the greenhouse.

I-greenhouse with fishes.jpg

Farm visit

  • Feb. 8, we visited a farm localized near Grenoble where we can implant the project. There are some pictures of the day with a satellite map of the exploitation :
General view of the greenhouses
Inside view of a greenhouse
Satellite map with details

Greenhouse model

Greenhouse model
Greenhouse model

March 2017

Demo at Eclipse IoT Days 2017

  • Demonstration with the mockup
Eclipse IoT Days 2017
Eclipse IoT Days 2017
I-greenhouse with fishes.jpg


Progress report (2017 -- 2018)

Summer 2017

  • Order of MyFood greenhouse
  • Order more Soil Temperature/Moisture sensors
  • Gift from ST Microelectronics:
    • Some STM32L073RZT6 boards with an SX1272MB2DAS LoRa RF expansion board,
    • Some extension boards X-NUCLEO-IKS01A2.

October 2017

3 new student groups get on board for this new year. They come from MAT (materials) and IESE (Computer Science and Electronics for Embedded Systems) and are in 3rd and 4th years.