Cloud computing / connectivity and IoT have become one of the hottest topics in the world of Internet and education. Nowadays, IoT implementation and prototyping can be achieved with some economical electronic platforms such as the Arduino, Particle IO or similar. When equipped with the appropriate sensors and activators one is not only able to remotely monitor the parameters of the target plants, but also to activate alarms or even automate controls. The application and expandability is unlimited.
Internet of Things (IoT)
Arduino hardware + programming (or Particle IO)
Various kinds of sensors
Thingspeak cloud connectivity