Building an RPMA smart gardening solution seems like an insanely great proposition. The sensors themselves aren’t particularly hard to integrate, and RPMA communication modules provide excellent battery life. Plus, since the RPMA-powered Machine Network is a professionally managed public network, users can activate their devices out of the box and place it anywhere on their property. That’s practically zero configuration needed! Tie your cloud platform into a service like IFTTT, and you’d be able to create some pretty stellar home automation sequences, like activating smart irrigation systems when conditions are too dry, or making a Philips Hue bulb shift to blue to show that all is well in your garden.
I have access to an RPMA DevKit and a handful of sensors, and sometimes I appear to know how to use them! With the Machine Network fully deployed in my neck of the woods, I think I may put together a proof of concept in time for our first early spring harvest. Wish me luck!