Monday, July 16, 2012

Internet of food: Arduino-based, urban aquaponics in Oakland

Aquaponics has become popular in recent years among urban gardeners and DIY tinkerers, but Maundu- who is trained in industrial robotics- has taken the agricultural craft one step further and made his gardens smart. Using sensors (to detect water level, pH and temperature), microprocessors (mostly the open-source Arduino microcontroller), relay cards, clouds and social media networks (Twitter and Facebook), Maundu has programmed his gardens to tweet when there’s a problem (i.e. not enough water) or when there’s news (i.e. an over-abundance of food to share).

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    The Fish & Chips of the future!!
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    Super! Aquaponics taken a step further…
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    First steps to end world hunger?
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    Anarchy.
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    gah i wanna garden that send me tweets!! :OO definitely gonna arm myself muahaha
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