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Open Source Computer Controlled Farming

FARMBOT is a concept for automated farming that begins with a small home-scale computer controlled gardening machine. The machine is controlled by a Raspberry-Pi computer, an Arduino control board, and open source software. FARMBOT – TECHNOLOGY THAT BETTERS THE WORLD – [youtube.com] FarmBot Genesis is humanity’s first open-source CNC farming machine designed for at-home automated […]

Growing Food in Space

Once we establish living habitats in space, it will not be practical to lift food out of the gravity well on Earth for consumption in space. Rather, food will be grown where it is consumed, using advanced agricultural techniques and robot attendants. Gravity will be supplied by rotation of the habitat. Water used in agriculture […]

UAV/Drones Tending Crops

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), aka drones, are being used to monitor agricultural crops and larger drones can deliver water, fertilizer and pesticides with precision. They tend to be more cost effective than conventional crop spraying aircraft with pilots. VIDEO – Using cutting-edge technology to improve farming – unmanned aerial vehicles – [bbc.co.uk] Unmanned aerial vehicle […]