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  Hi everyone ! Hope all are well and safe.   This is the weekly update for the Space Vegetables Project.   The Vegetables are growing well. The beans - i hope - don't grow any more in height, because they already are reaching into the top hydroponics layer. I can already distinguish some plants from beans and lettuce. Others I'll need for them to grow a bit more .     According to what I can see, they are growing in good health. The beans roots are looking great ...
In the first Blog-1, I had just started with the Enviro HaT but I did not have any idea of how to interface the Automation HaT or both the HaT's connected together with Pico Hat. During the last days, I had plugged in the Automation HaT, and installed the required software, tried the demo examples, and tested their functional working demo! Also, one more task was to solder the Pico HaT Hacker on the 40-pin GPIO header and connect both the HaTs. There were some basic challenges to get both the ...
Project R.A.G. - Mission Briefing   1. Introduction 2. Idea Growing food in space Veggie Plant Habitat-02 Growing food on Mars My Idea 3. Plan 4. Next Step 5. Summary     1. IntroductionHi! This will be my first blog for the 1 Meter of Pi Design Challenge. I'm starting a bit late, because I was finishing up another project that I wanted to incorporate into this project. There is still more than a month to go, which will go through really f ...
1 Meter of Pi Blogs ...Blog #1: 2Pi Microgravity Garden Blog 1 | Getting Started | element14 | 1 Meter of Pi Blog #2: 2Pi Microgravity Garden Blog 2 | Raspberry Pi s... | element14 | 1 Meter of Pi Blog #3: 2Pi Microgravity Garden Blog 3 | Hello World wi... | element14 | 1 Meter of Pi Blog #4: 2Pi Microgravity Garden Blog 4 | Software Envir... | element14 | 1 Meter of Pi Blog #5: 2Pi Microgravity Garden Blog 5 | Connect to Arduino and how plants get pollinated inside rocket without wind??? Bl ...
  When submitting this project, one of the requirements I've set was to have a script to post to twitter (at least twice a day) a photo of the hydroponics vegetables progress with some environmental status. Here I'm going to explain how .   Hardware This is installed in a Raspberry PI Zero W with a 64Gb SD Card. It's equipped with a RPI Camera NOIR 5M fisheye with 130 degrees.   Software The software is a simple python script that takes pictures every 10m, but only posts to tw ...
The whole Mushrooms' Paradise blog   Introduction Step 1. Create a still air box Step 2. Inject jars with mycelium Step 3. Move jars to a dark clean chamber and wait   Introduction  This is the last part of creating mushroom cakes. The goal today was to inoculate them with mycelium and let it grow in a dark place.   During this step the medium is sterilized already. However if the environment where this task is done is not sterile, there is a high probabili ...
Hi all ! Hope everyone is safe.   This is the first post about the software side of Space Vegetables. Here everything will be explained and how to install and configure.   Everything installed and used in this post is installed in the Raspberry PI 4B 2GB and the Enviro HAT .   Inside the user pi home directory, at /home/pi, create a new directory called SpaceVegetablesWebServices. All the files will be created there (but not the database).   Hardware Raspberry PI 4B 2GB ...
The whole Mushrooms' Paradise blog   Introduction Step 1. Modification of the jars Step 2. Preparation of the medium mix Step 3. Filling jars with the medium Step 4. Jars' sterilization process   Introduction  This post is not about electronics but about preparation of mushroom farming. It will take about 2 weeks for mycelium to grow, in any dark place, no specific temperature or humidity. During this time I can set up the electronic part of my enclosure. ...
Previous blogs Description #1 - Introduction, the plan and materials preparation In this blog post we describe the project's main concept and some initial high-level design of it. #2 - Materials and casing assembly Our journey with selecting proper materials, cutting and assembling the drawer and its casing!   Next blogs Description #4 - Plants, harvests, and fertilisers First harvest, problems with plants and used fertilisers. All that went off-script for our plants in the artificial e ...
Previous BlogsBlog #1: 2Pi Microgravity Garden Blog 1 | Getting Started | element14 | 1 Meter of Pi Blog #2: 2Pi Microgravity Garden Blog 2 | Raspberry Pi s... | element14 | 1 Meter of Pi Blog #3: 2Pi Microgravity Garden Blog 3 | Hello World with Pimoroni Enviro   Blog 4 Task Lists 1. Set up software environment VNC Server Visual Studio Code 2. Add a camera to check remotely Raspberry Pi Camera Raspberry Pi Camera tools   Raspberry Pi Setup ProgressionRaspberry Pi and Hydroponic ...
Hello everyone ! Hope everyone is safe and sound.   Yesterday was the first week that the project went live and things are still pretty much in the beginning. Since my TDS sensor hasn't arrive yet, I'm following the schedule in the manual of the nutrients company. You can check this post - Space Vegetables #9 : "Huston, we have liftoff" - when the project went live .   It was time to add nutrients to the water (three part nutrients) and to check the PH level of the water - always ...
Alright,  as time goes on I am finding I need to get planting sooner then later.  So let's get this enclosure all setup here so we can start running tubes and cables and get things running. When it comes to the enclosure I went simple, as simple as I could.  I used cardboard and well painted it then sealed up with vinyl and tuck tape. originally I was going to use corrugated plastic sheets. But after seeing the costs of it I decided against it as I would need quite a bit of it to ...
The attached jpeg, ‘Ref 1101 Construction’ is a sketch illustrating the main pieces of power and control equipment and where they are likely to be positioned. A – Main Control Cabinet B – Compressed Air Power Pack C – Compressed Air Service Module D – Special Water Pump – with no-moving parts (more on this later) E – Telescopic Moisture Tower F – Electro-Mechanical Drive & Positioning Unit G – Water Heater H – Hydro-Energy Uni ...
BLOG# 5 -Edible Algae System - (Growing Spirulina in space) Temperature Sensor - DS18B20 This is my 5th blog post in a series of blog post for the Design Challenge 1 Meter of Pi version 1.3 <<< PREVIOUS BLOG NEXT BLOG  >>> Blog# 4 EAS - Research and Unboxing of the challenge kit Blog# 6 EAS - System Designs -- Block diagram INTRODUCTION How to Setup the DS18B20 - Experiment 2 Setup Attaching to the PI Installation Testing The CODE here it is ...
Here is a list of the posts in this challenge Gr0G - 01 - Introduction Gr0G - 02 - Why aeroponics? Gr0G - 03 - High-pressure system design Gr0G - 04 - Mechanical design Gr0G - 05 - Electrical design Gr0G - 06 - Building the box Gr0G - 07 - Playing with the Gertbot Gr0G - 08 - Installing LEDs Gr0G - 09 - The control board Gr0G - 10 - Software design Gr0G - 11 - Building the box (2) Gr0G - 12 - Building the high-pressure system Gr0G - 13 - Building the high-pressure system (2) Gr0G - ...
                    Agriculture - The World's most essential one ! It is an art of growing food with nature's help. Without food no human can survive. Without agriculture human can't get food. Now technology has developed a lot and continuing to develop. So according to the given theme, I'm planning to develop a robotic system capable of monitoring, irrigating, and planting the seeds in the land. I nam ...
While building the Rest The Pest, with Pi 4 B, here is the schematic. rest_the_pest (is_foe(1D_wave, 2D_wave)); ...
Hacking the HATs1) Intro Got the challenger kit in the mail: RPi4 2GB, Enviro HAT (PIM486), Automation HAT mini (PIM487), Pico HAT Hacker (PIM300) Raspberry Pi 4 2GB Installed "Raspberry Pi OS" on an empty SD card Luckily I had a micro HDMI adapter to connect the monitor Hooked up USB keyboard and touchpad 2A USB-C cell phone charger (will be getting the recommended 3A power source). Comparing it to RPi Zero I have worked with before it booted up lighting fast, and using it is a breeze. Nex ...
  Hi everyone ! Hope you all be safe. This weekend, Sunday to be more specific, was the time to transplant the seedlings to the hydroponics and start the process. At the time I didn't realize, but, boy, what a work...   Preparation Before moving the seedlings, the conditions in the hydroponics system had to be the ideal: Nutrients inserted and the TDS values between an ideal range PH of the water to be 6 . Nutrients For now and until a know a bit more, I'm going to rely on the in ...
How are the most important areas of control to be included in the modular vertical farm construction to create the right Environment and provide climate control? Probably the most important areas of control within the main structure are: Lighting, Temperature, Humidity, Water/Moisture This will apply to all levels and assuming that individual containers or trays could be included in the overall design, then two areas of control are likely to be: Temperature of the plant/food and Water/Moisture C ...
I received the Kit for 1m Pi challenge. The Kit has in-total 4 things RaspberryPi 4B- 2GB version Pimoroni Automation-HaT Pimoroni Enviro-HaT Pimoroni Pico-HaT hacker   The first part for me was to get familiar with Enviro HaT. It contains sensors such as BME280 to measure Temperature, Pressure, and Humidity. There are also other sensors for light density and proximity measurement also there is a sensor for noise measurement. The following url will take you to the official page of th ...
  While working on the greenhouse and waiting for the kit to arrive, I've started working on the seedlings.   The next photo is from seven days in the coconut coir with just water- This is the first tray of seedlings . The beans are starting to sprout, like the     Day 7 for tray 2, day 14 for tray 1 After 14 days for tray 1 and 7 days for tray 2, the Beefsteak tomatoes and four seasons lettuce are starting to sprout, beautifully . Both trays already have nutrients ...
Here is a list of the posts in this challenge Gr0G - 01 - Introduction Gr0G - 02 - Why aeroponics? Gr0G - 03 - High-pressure system design Gr0G - 04 - Mechanical design Gr0G - 05 - Electrical design Gr0G - 06 - Building the box Gr0G - 07 - Playing with the Gertbot Gr0G - 08 - Installing LEDs Gr0G - 09 - The control board Gr0G - 10 - Software design Gr0G - 11 - Building the box (2) Gr0G - 12 - Building the high-pressure system Gr0G - 13 - Building the high-pressure system (2) Gr0G - ...
Here is a list of the posts in this challenge Gr0G - 01 - Introduction Gr0G - 02 - Why aeroponics? Gr0G - 03 - High-pressure system design Gr0G - 04 - Mechanical design Gr0G - 05 - Electrical design Gr0G - 06 - Building the box Gr0G - 07 - Playing with the Gertbot Gr0G - 08 - Installing LEDs Gr0G - 09 - The control board Gr0G - 10 - Software design Gr0G - 11 - Building the box (2) Gr0G - 12 - Building the high-pressure system Gr0G - 13 - Building the high-pressure system (2) Gr0G - ...
  Hello everybody ! Hope everyone is safe. This past two weekends was finally the time to finish the greenhouse where the magic will happen. The wiring and connections to the Raspberry PI's is finished and will be explained further down. The beginnings of the greenhouse are started in the third post of this series.   Greenhouse  This is the finished "contraption" to house the hydroponics and all the electronics that goes into controlling it. The housing is just some alum ...
Here is a list of the posts in this challenge Gr0G - 01 - Introduction Gr0G - 02 - Why aeroponics? Gr0G - 03 - High-pressure system design Gr0G - 04 - Mechanical design Gr0G - 05 - Electrical design Gr0G - 06 - Building the box Gr0G - 07 - Playing with the Gertbot Gr0G - 08 - Installing LEDs Gr0G - 09 - The control board Gr0G - 10 - Software design Gr0G - 11 - Building the box (2) Gr0G - 12 - Building the high-pressure system Gr0G - 13 - Building the high-pressure system (2) Gr0G - ...
Having constructed a complete scale-model structure/carcass, I have started to analyse the main elements that have to be taken into consideration when building a full-size modular vertical farm and produced a schematic sketch identifying six areas: Construction – vertical farm component parts; Mechanical – fixed and moving parts; Power – all utilities; Control – Raspberry Pi, sensors, switches, etc; Science – understanding growing techniques; Environment – wha ...
Previous BlogsBlog #1: 2Pi Microgravity Garden Blog 1 | Getting Started | element14 | 1 Meter of Pi Blog #2: 2Pi Microgravity Garden Blog 2 | Raspberry Pi s... | element14 | 1 Meter of Pi   Blog #3 Task List Finally, Raspberry Pi and Pimoroni kits arrived Let's get our hands dirty.   Details Play with Pimoroni PIM486 Enviro   Product Website: https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/enviro?variant=31155658457171 Getting started guide: https://learn.pimoroni.com/tutorial/sandyj/gett ...
The kit has arrived!   Fabulous packaging.   I've tried to work with the ENVIRO hat already but without much luck. I'll try again in a few days, as well as with the Automation HAT.   We will be planting: Radish, lettuce, parsley and perhaps Onion. Thanks to rockcacti for sending me these!   Automated Pump: AUTOMATION HAT   Environmental Sensing: ENVIRO HAT   Lightning: Standalone 328P probably.   I've also applied to the Renesas IDT HAT RoadTest. Shou ...
  All design files can be found here for 3d printed parts. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4644039   So when I first started designing my project I had to think of what was available in space and what was available on earth and items we would have to each.  I knew that it would have to be put together with 3d printed connected blocks to make it easy for anyone to recreate and be able to adapt and adjust the project to their needs as every environment and situation may requir ...
vishwasn

Agrocube - Blog post 1

Posted by vishwasn Nov 7, 2020
AGROCUBE: A new way of growing plants in constrained environments The man started earning his food by hunting at the beginning of the civilisation later he found a way to grow his food. With the help of fire, he was able to cook that food, to make it tastier and healthier. Now that we have evolved as one of the living which is cable of thinking on its own and take intelligent decisions, [Irony is that we are the only animal whose brain thinks it's superior to other animals] We are now in a stage ...
coderdojostpaul2

Rest the pest

Posted by coderdojostpaul2 Nov 7, 2020
Rest The Pest is the unique culmination in delta sleep technology, all with sub GFlop computing power, to sleep the entomological, but you may wonder, how pests can land in a space garden, one more of the mysteries of nature, the entomological could be a valuable source of protein, so pests slept could be harvested for food too with just a vacuum bot!   In this blog we consider delta sleep devices and how they apply to the entomological. Do they deep sleep too? We consider contemporary pu ...
Farming in space has many challenges, ranging from the availability of farm space to water and other resources. In space settlements, the living area would be very much limited but the yield must be high to sustain the continuity of life. Traditional soil based farming system cannot be adopted in space settlements as they have many disadvantages. Some of the disadvantages are mentioned below- Soil particles can float and get into the eyes of the astronauts as the gravity is very weak or almost ...
Welcome everyone to the adventures aboard Valley Forge.   When resources are hard to come by we have to be inventive. Imaginative, and very creative in our designs and projects.  I would like to thank you all for taking the time to check out the works of Valley Forge within the next 9 blog posts we will embark on an adventure into creating a sustainable and micro sized growing pod.   When I was first tasked with this idea when it came about I decided I needed to learn.  ...
Here is a list of the posts in this challenge Gr0G - 01 - Introduction Gr0G - 02 - Why aeroponics? Gr0G - 03 - High-pressure system design Gr0G - 04 - Mechanical design Gr0G - 05 - Electrical design Gr0G - 06 - Building the box Gr0G - 07 - Playing with the Gertbot Gr0G - 08 - Installing LEDs Gr0G - 09 - The control board Gr0G - 10 - Software design Gr0G - 11 - Building the box (2) Gr0G - 12 - Building the high-pressure system Gr0G - 13 - Building the high-pressure system (2) Gr0G - ...
BLOG#4 -Edible Algae System - (Growing Spirulina in space) Research and Unboxing of the challenge kit This is my 4th blog post in a series of blog post for the Design Challenge 1 Meter of Pi version 1.3 <<<   PREVIOUS BLOG NEXT  BLOG  >>> Blog# 3 EAS - Research Instrumentation Blog# 5 EAS - Research Temperature Sensor - DS18B20 INTRODUCTION Unboxing Raspberry Pi 4 2GB PIM487  Automation HAT Mini for Raspberry PI How to attach Autom ...
BLOG# 6 -Edible Algae System - (Growing Spirulina in space) System Designs -- Block diagramThis is my 6th blog post in a series of blog post for the Design Challenge 1 Meter of Pi Updated version 1.3 <<<   PREVIOUS BLOG NEXT  BLOG  >>> Blog# 5 EAS - Research Temperature Sensor - DS18B20 Blog# 7 EAS -  System Designs -- Software Design   System Designs -- Block diagram INTRODUCTION SYSTEM BLOCK DIAGRAM Conclusion and summary I ...
Previous blogs Description #1 - Introduction, the plan and materials preparation In this blog post we describe the project's main concept and some initial high-level design of it.   Next blogs Description #3 - Modelling, cutting, planting! The title says it all: this part describes some modelling we did before cutting some holes in the drawer and finally planted some vegetables! #4 - Plants, harvests, and fertilisers First harvest, problems with plants and used fertilisers. All that went of ...
Here is a list of the posts in this challenge Gr0G - 01 - Introduction Gr0G - 02 - Why aeroponics? Gr0G - 03 - High-pressure system design Gr0G - 04 - Mechanical design Gr0G - 05 - Electrical design Gr0G - 06 - Building the box Gr0G - 07 - Playing with the Gertbot Gr0G - 08 - Installing LEDs Gr0G - 09 - The control board Gr0G - 10 - Software design Gr0G - 11 - Building the box (2) Gr0G - 12 - Building the high-pressure system Gr0G - 13 - Building the high-pressure system (2) Gr0G - ...
The whole blog     Abstract Setup Environment Enclosure Light Irrigation Power source Air circulation Camera Abstract  My project will be to grow as many mushrooms as possible in a contained space. I also want to experiment and see if I can grow lettuce and radishes in the same environment.         Choice of crops   All the crops are chosen to maximize the amount of protein, fiber, vitamins and micro elements.   M ...
Green Living Technologies provides live wall design materials in a course for CEU on AECDaily, so I invented the Elon Musk Box, a 1 meter cube green house with live walls, all set on that bubble to Mars, aboard SpaceX! Will this cardboard box, rendered waterproof with 3M spray, make it? with a green floor and four green walls and a lighted cover, a camera, the MEMS microphone and the other sensors fuse in a control loop with a tensor network on the Pi, to specifically tune into a biometric loop ...