Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Farm-Bot Is closer to reality


 I am unsure how practical this device is in its present form, I could see a similar device running a self contained food factory on a larger scale.

https://farmbot.io/





Looking closely at the design and materials to make it, it looks like the basic hardware building blocks are pretty much the same as used in 3D printers and the myriad other related DIY maker projects.

The mechanics are from the Open Builds project, 3D printed parts, and open source controllers from the REPRAP project.


Add in some of the newer AI tech that can run on a Raspberry Pi, and you could have a formidable disruptive food production machine.

This is something to keep an eye on.,

1 comment:

lordjim said...

Integrate the farmbot, 3D printed aquaponics here, https://www.3dponics.com, and the aquaponic garden here http://makezine.com/projects/aquaponic-garden/, and your pretty close to small scale testing of your self replicating farms.