Internet of Farming: Arduino Controller for Aquaponic Garden

This was one of the first videos that gave me that “fever.”

This is a flood/drain setup showing how to grow a large number of plants in a small space.

I especially like the scalability of the herb towers.  What a super way to grow herbs that could be re-sold at a farmer’s market locally!

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find most of the technology he uses.  Xively, for example, has closed free developer accounts.  For this reason, I’ll likely be uploading data to my own sql table where I can store and analyze it.

Automation with a microcontroller like the arduino is what makes systems like this actually able to scale.

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