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Bloombot

by langfordw, published

Bloombot by langfordw Nov 2, 2009

Description

Designed for an upcoming robotics competition at WPI in which the robots must "improve quality of life" in some way:

Bloombot is an open-source automated hydroponics system that aims to build community and increase the engagement of people with their food. Bloombot is capable of growing plants like lettuces and herbs throughout the year and, through use of Twitter integration hopes to build off the work of other products (like AeroGrow and Botanicalls) to integrate some of their functionality to produce a machine that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Still working on finishing up the parts list but it's almost complete.

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we have to invent bonsaii weed plants

yay digital farming
just input the design with info on the plant, fertilizer,soil,water,light and other factors
and they will be regulated by the bot

until we can print food(star trek wise, I am looking real far in the future with this one)
this will be fantastic because we need to get food from something in the post monetary economy if nobody is working for money anymore

and conventional farming can take quite some time and effort that most people want to spent on something else.

nah, thats much too small for growing pot in...

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License

GNU - GPL
Bloombot by langfordw is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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random on Jan 18, 2010 said:

yay digital farming
just input the design with info on the plant, fertilizer,soil,water,light and other factors
and they will be regulated by the bot

until we can print food(star trek wise, I am looking real far in the future with this one)
this will be fantastic because we need to get food from something in the post monetary economy if nobody is working for money anymore

and conventional farming can take quite some time and effort that most people want to spent on something else.

Conrad2468 on Nov 3, 2009 said:

Am i the only one who sees the drug growing capability of this? ha ha ha (just in case the ATF just walked in, im kidding.

Anonymous on Nov 3, 2009 said:

nah, thats much too small for growing pot in...

Anonymous on Nov 3, 2009 said:
will on Nov 3, 2009 said:

I did see Kelly's designs and the Bloombot is actually totally compatible with her seed pods. I meant to add that in the parts list.

Just got the makerbot today and am super excited to start doing some more interesting experiments with it.

Anonymous on Nov 3, 2009 said:

so rad! really miss ya, will!

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