A few days ago we met a very interesting project from the BQ company, it was called the Gaia Project and was trying to bring Free Hardware to Agriculture. We told you that the Project would have more subprojects but we did not specify which ones, they are not yet known, but it is true that Free Hardware and Agriculture have a promising future.
So several users want us to see it, users who create interesting projects like this homemade lettuce grower. Normally, if we cut the base of the romaine lettuce and replant it, leaves sprout again that we can eat. Based on this principle, Evandromiami has created an artifact so that based on hydroponics and Arduino, the growth of these lettuces can be controlled, growing more leaves from a single base.
Evandromiami is working on crops other than lettuce
To carry out this project, Evandromiami used a 5 gallon bucket of water, some lettuce bases and sensors that communicated via bluetooth with Arduino 101 to modify the environment and make the lettuces sprout again as if they were in a vegetable garden. This project, although basic it is interesting because Arduino 101 is responsible for recording the data and sending it to any device, either tablet or mobile so that the user can make the relevant adjustments although Arduino 101 also controls the light that plants receive. Evandromiami placed the buckets with water inside a cupboard so that the light and humidity could be controlled easily but it is a function that can be changed manually.
In any case, it is still paradoxical that hydroponics and Arduino get along when electricity or electronics don't get along with water. In any case, here we have a great project that could well be used in Project Gaia, just like mushroom farming. By the way, the creator of this lettuce grower is already working with other crops.