Its amazing what we can do with smartphones these days. A couple of Google engineers have developed an open source system that lets users water their lawns from the luxury of their smartphones. Basically the system can control a home irrigation system wirelessly from the device. Called the Irrduino Project, it was developed by J.J Barrons and Joe Fernandez.
The system has been created using a number of technologies such as Android, Ardiuno, Python, Dart and the Google App Engine. At the core there’s an Arduino microcontroller which allows remote control of irrigation zones at a house. Communications take place over Ethernet and standard html requests, which basically means that the custom home irrigation system can be controlled from anywhere in the world. In a nutshell, one can water their lawn from anywhere they might be, all they need is a web browser and internet. The source code has been made available to the public, it can be found at http://bit.ly/waterjoeslawn. How many of you would fancy being able to water your lawns using smartphones, from any part of the globe?