Normally there are many projects that use Free Hardware for their operation but really only a few are really good. Within this small hall of fame we have of course the Raspberry Pi, Arduino and Genuino and the RepRap Project. Very good projects that have recently received a partner: Farmbot.
The Farmbot project is a project that uses Free Hardware to the world of organic farming and farming. But its strong point is not that but its wide and exhaustive documentation that will allow us not only to completely recreate the project but also to personalize it, create new gadgets based on the project and even carry it to other contexts such as a balcony or a mini terrace.
Regarding its operation and its creation, Farmbot is not much different from a 3D printer, with the exception of the extruder, the operation is almost the same and this makes the cultivation of certain plants easier than usual, we can also control it remotely thanks to its software and its devices that will allow us to control it remotely. Farmbot uses an Arduino Mega board, Raspberry Pi 2, several servo motors and has a huge structure that can be scaled down depending on location and the amount of sediment that we want to use. Anyone who is interested in this project, this website It is the official one where you will find not only the official documentation but also the necessary software, a forum and even access to the official Github of the Project.
I really find this project interesting because despite not appearing, free technology and the world of agriculture have hit it off and we can see great projects like Farmbot or Agduino. In the case of the first, the recognition has been such that it appears on the official Arduino website, so surely not I am neither the first nor the only one who looks favorably on this project Do not you think?