However you feel about GMOs, organics, etc – it is a pretty universal desire to have fresh food that doesn’t have anything harmful contained within. We had a strip of gravel/dirt that wasn’t being used for anything except collecting weeds when it rained.
We decided to fix that and use some cool technology along the way to help us manage our new mini-farm while we were away!
We wanted to run our garden with no grid power so that it could manage itself indefinitely (even when the power goes out).
We wanted to be able to water the garden either using a timer or by pushing a button.
We wanted a raised bed since this garden was going to be in a desert with terrible ‘soil’.
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.