The micro computer on the smart aquaponic gardens is very powerful. We designed this so we could reuse it’s extra power doing other things. That was how we won the solar hackathon. We basically added an extension module to the garden smart control that unobtrusively monitors and measures power usage in the house. If the […]
at the cleanweb solar hackathon … very validating. for building the most end to end application … from low level live sensory supervisory control and data acquisition to mobility. much respects to the members of team kijani grows solar. notice the card on the bottom. late night warriors … worked though the night no sleep […]
It was raining heavily, windy and freezing. the man in his hut sheltered by the fireplace. ‘knock knock knock’ socking wet elephant said. “please may I warm my trunk in your hut i am drenched”. Sure said the man and he scooted over and elephant lay his trunk beside the man and fire. After a […]
electronics sensor enclosure … actuators will be on separate power strip with built in relays. those are designed for driving gardens with heavier loads such as big pumps safely through isolation.
wireless internet based smart garden controller. garden sensors plug in one end and things to switch and control the other side.
aquaponics controller evolution process. … from breadboard, wooden enclosures to glowing cases . … will be ready for production soon … remotely manage your aquaponics garden using your phone … get tweet alerts from you garden. click on tweeter feeds from garden to see more.
the old mombasa road farm project that lit the fire …. a 4 month experiment in alternative farming using local materials … led to this path after the realization that being able to grow food without soil was a powerful gift. these are some pics from the project in kenya 3 years ago … there […]
the process of adjusting aquaponic gardens (especially with multiple beds) requires patience. if you have 3 beds that take 15 minutes to individually flood, it means it will take at least 45 minutes before you can see if the cycle was successful, then you make a change and wait for another 45 minutes. in traditional […]
the garden at the eco village has 3 grow beds and is a hack of the v1 controller designed for one growbed. some upgrades (code, sensors & electronics) were needed to customize this. just added another 5 sensors to this yesterday. i have been able to call in some problems remotely for some issues to […]