The Kay-Berlin Food Computer @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi
“Food Computer” may be a bit misleading as a description for this project. The machine is less like a computing machine made from tasty snacks, and more like a fully-automated plant growth station. Here’s more from Raspberry Pi Blog:
“It is a fully automated growth chamber that can monitor over a dozen atmospheric and root zone variables and post them to an online dashboard for remote viewing,” Chris Regini tells us. He’s supervising both Noahs in this project. “In addition to collecting data, it is capable of adjusting fan speeds based on air temperature and humidity, dosing hydroponic reservoirs with pH adjustment and nutrient solutions via peristaltic pumps, dosing soil with water based on moisture sensor readings, adjusting light spectra and photoperiods, and capturing real-time and time-lapsed footage using a [Raspberry Pi] Camera Module NoIR in both daylight and night-time growth periods.”
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