Hi my name is Evan and I am a design student trying to come up with
product to help beginner to expert gardeners with the process o
growing plants, fruits in a garden or greenhouse. It would be best t
explain my idea by giving you an example of how you could use it.
The user opens up the box to find the Hand held device with a color LC
touch screen, seeds for several different plants, earphones and locatio
markers with embedded RFID chips. The handheld device would also have
docking station to connect to a computer. The idea is that when th
user starts planting fruits, flowers, ect. They would then place
RFID in the ground right with the seed.(An RFID is a chip that store
information you enter, and then can retrieve the information late
The user would input what plant he just put the RFID chip next to.
Now when the user ever comes back to that plant he waves his devic
over the plant and up pops a history of the plant, how to take care o
it, the history of the users interaction with that plant, ect. Th
device would also be able to play mp3 files, which would allow the use
to hook up to the internet and download instructional lessons, differen
methods of planting, care, ect. The device could even give visua
references for the user.
This idea is just not limited to outdoor use. You could use the syste
for greenhouses, or even inside the house with smart pots. Maybe yo
have smart pots that have RFID integrated chips. The main thing I wan
to concentrate on is building this idea into an entire system for hom
I would really appreciate any answers to the following questions, an
any comments about my idea
What is your biggest problem with gardening and the gardening process?
What is the hardest thing to remember when gardening?
Do you document plants as they grow?
How do you remember what plants you planted?
What are the most common things you need to remember when taking car
of a garden, ie nutrition, type of fertilizer, ect.
What are the most important things you need to do before starting t
plant seeds for your garden?
Are there different ways you need to treat plants that you grow outsid
then in a greenhouse?
Thanks for your time, this will really help me out