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Chris Aviles, aka the teacher we all wish we’d had when we were at school, discusses how his school is in New Jersey is directly linking data with life itself… Over to you, Chris. Every year, our students take federal or state-mandated testing, but what significant changes have we made to their education with the … Continue reading →
Are the plants in your home or office looking somewhat neglected? Then build an automated gardener using a Raspberry Pi Zero W, with help from the team at Hacker House. Make a Raspberry Pi Automated Gardener See how we built it, including our materials, code, and supplemental instructions, on Hackster.io: https://www.hackster.io/hackerhouse/automated-indoor-gardener-a90907 With how busy our … Continue reading →
Forget sniffer dogs…we need to talk about spinach. The team at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have been working to transform spinach plants into a means of detection in the fight against buried munitions such as landmines. Plant-to-human communication MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that … Continue reading →
Earlier this year, I was asked to be a judge for the element14 Pi IoT Smarter Spaces Design Challenge. It has been fantastic to be involved in a contest where so many brilliant ideas were developed. The purpose of the competition was to get designers to use a kit of components that included Raspberry Pi, … Continue reading →
Tom Bennet grows Nepenthes, tropical carnivorous plants that I know by the name of pitcher plants. To stay healthy they need a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment, and Tom ensures this by housing them in a terrarium controlled by a Raspberry Pi 3 and Energenie’s Pi-Mote starter kit, which provides an easy way to control mains … Continue reading →
So then. Aquaponics. I’d assumed it was something to do with growing underwater plants. Dead wrong. My educative moment occurred at Disneyworld’s Epcot a couple of years ago. There’s a ride called The Land, where, after enduring a selection of creaking dioramas illustrating different US habitats, you’re taken on a little motorised punt thing on a watery track through greenhouses groaning … Continue reading →