Smart homes are getting more and more trendy as years pass by. Already we have smart mirrors that show us not only our visage, but also the ebook we’re currently reading or our favorite show. We have smart lights that go off by themselves. It comes as no surprise that we should also have a smart robotic sprinkler system that knows exactly how and when to water our plants of the lawn.
The Droplet robotic sprinkler system uses the weather stations and checks them before deciding whether or not the lawn needs watering. Instead of forcing you to program a predetermined schedule, Droplet will find the opportune moment to turn on.
Droplet uses cloud computing and other connected services in order to find out exactly how much water your law needs. For example, the system will check if it rained yesterday or earlier today. If the answer is yes, then the sprinkler system will not water the lawn.
Its connection to over 10.000 weather stations allows the system to determine exactly the quantity of water the lawn needs. If the rain was a mere drizzle, then Droplet will sprinkle the lawn until the water quantity becomes optimal. Moreover, Droplet knows which plants need more water and which ones need less.
The system can be programmed to water only certain areas. It is also able to recognize different types of soil. Having a 30-foot range, Droplet is efficient and does not waste water, thus protecting the environment at the same time. The system can save thousands of gallons of water per year.
Droplet retails for $300 on Amazon. Though it might seem expensive at a first glance, what you spend on the sprinkler more than pays itself with the water you save. Would you buy it for your yard?