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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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mmm dxf file has numerous redundant line........................
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.

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License

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

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mmm dxf file has numerous redundant line........................
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.
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.
nah, thats much too small for growing pot in...
yzorg - in reply to Guest
we have to invent bonsaii weed plants
also... did you see these things?

thingiverse.com/thing:695
and
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:696
will - in reply to Guest
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.
cool! this is a perfect use for the 'thing as part' feature of the parts lister. :)
so rad! really miss ya, will!
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