The Green Box was an idea that I had for a long time, and was able to make into a reality this summer. I’ve always been interested in hydroponics because of its efficiency and environmental sustainability. 90% less water is used in hydroponics systems than in soil, no pesticides are needed (great for insects and ecosystems!), and nutrient broth can be created from compost! So, I got the idea to create a fully automated hydroponics system. The goal is to allow people to grow their own food with relatively 0 work and to promote sustainable living.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.