Smart Automated Grow Box

Looking for a set it and forget it hydroponic system for your home? Here are your options for cloud connected automation.

grobo

October 8, 2018

Take the stress out of your personal grow system. These “smart” systems will monitor everything that your plants need to grow, including nutrients, ventilation, light levels and pH of the soil.

  • Activated carbon filters keep the smell down
  • Monitor and control your plants from your Android or iOS device
  • Chose growth recipe and let the controller manage the rest including in some devices drying and cleaning

Featured

This is an emerging class of products with many of the newcomers in the space still taking pre-orders and finalizing shipping. Because of that we are highlighting the Grobo One as it is available to purchase now.

Grobo One

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Highlights

  • Grobo automatically grows up to 3 high quality ounces every 3-4 months.
  • Includes built-in security lock
  • 150 watt grow light with expected energy costs below $5 a month

User & Technical


Merchant

$1999 - Direct

Smart Grow Closet Overview

Don't have a yard or much space or time to manage a bigger grow tent?

You are in luck, a new crop of products are making an appearance that automate almost the entire process from nutrient and light management to drying settings. Outside of adding water and adding nutrients after your grow cycle has ended you should be able to average 3-4 ounces every three to four months with any of the systems listed below.

These new devices include features like:

  • Video cameras on the crops for check-in and time lapse of your grow
  • Alerts on your phone when your water levels get low and needed to be added to (If you have a water and sewer line even this can be automated)
  • Automatic lighting and other adjustments based on your specific strain

View the video below to get a cheesy overview of their features and compare the different model specs below.

Cloudponics GroBox

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Highlights


User & Technical

Apps

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Merchant

$2690 - Direct

Online Pricing

$2,690.00 - Amazon See It

Grobo One

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Highlights

  • Grobo automatically grows up to 3 high quality ounces every 3-4 months.
  • Includes built-in security lock
  • 150 watt grow light with expected energy costs below $5 a month

User & Technical


Merchant

$1999 - Direct

Leaf

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Highlights

  • Shipping late 2018
  • Automatic Nutrient Dosing and pH Balancing
  • HD Camera For Remote Viewing and Timelapses and sync recipes from the community

Seedo

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Highlights

  • Shipping Q1 2019
  • Sealed from pests and smell leakages

User & Technical


Merchant

$2400 - Direct

Coming Soon

  • Mary (Shipping "later this year")

Comparisons

How do the specs stack up of the current best automatic grow closets on the market? LEAF vs Grobo One vs Seedo?

LEAF

$2,690
Leaf Grow Box

Shipping "Late 2018"

  • Price

    $2699

  • Recommended number of plants

    1

  • Expected Yield (3-4 Months)

    4 Ounces

  • Lighting

    200W max power

  • APPS

    Android and iOS

  • Video Camera

    Yes

  • Connectivity

    WiFi

  • Door Lock?

    Yes

  • Sensors

    • Industrial pH
    • Industrial TDS (ppm) 
    • Air temperature 
    • Humidity 
    • Plant height 
    • Water level 
    • Water temperature 

  • Size

    62" Tall 25" Deep and 27" Wide

  • Weight

    N/A

  • Power Consumption

    $15-20 a month of electricity

  • Additional Costs

    Nutrients will cost $39 and Carbon Filter $39 as well.

Cloudponics

$2,690
Cloudponics

Shipping Now

  • Price

    $2690

  • Recommended number of plants

    1 but up to 6

  • Expected Yield (3-4 Months)

    Claims up to 10 ounces

  • Lighting

    215W LED

  • APPS

    Android and iOS

  • Video Camera?

    No

  • Connectivity

    WiFi

  • Door Lock?

    Yes

  • Sensors

    • Air temperature
    • Water temperature
    • EC
    • Humidity
    • Light
    • Nutrients

  • Size

    69.75" Tall 30.75" Deep and 29.50" Wide

  • Weight

    N/A

  • Power Consumption

    N/A

SEEDO

$2,400
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Shipping "Q1 2019"

  • Price

    $2400

  • Recommended number of plants

    1

  • Expected Yield (3-4 Months)

    4 Ounces

  • Lighting

    144W LED

  • APPS

    Android and iOS

  • Video Camera?

    Yes - 1080P(Full-HD)

  • Connectivity

    WiFi

  • Door Lock?

    Yes

  • Sensors

    • EC
    • PH
    • Main Water Level Tank
    • Secondary Water Level Tank
    • Water Temperature
    • Air Temperature
    • Humidity
    • Fan Status
    • CO2
    • Door Status

  • Size

    40" Tall 24.4" Deep and 24.4" Wide

  • Weight

    55 LBS

  • Power Consumption

    Power Consumption 0.24 kWh

  • Additional Costs

    Costs of additional CO2 Bottles, etc are not available yet.

Grobo One

$1,999
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Shipping Now

  • Price

    $1999

  • Recommended number of plants

    1

  • Expected Yield (3-4 Months)

    3 Ounces

  • Lighting

    150W LED

  • APPS

    No, Web browser based

  • Video Camera?

    No

  • Connectivity

    WiFi

  • Door Lock?

    Yes

  • Sensors

    • pH
    • Temperature
    • EC
    • Water Level
    • Humidity

  • Size

    48" Tall 14" Deep and 14" Wide

  • Weight

    80 LBS

  • Power Consumption

    Typically less than $5/Month

  • Additional Costs

    Nutrients from $63

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