Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Urban Farming and Technology

On saturday 18 february there will be a festival in Rotterdam. The festival is called Ergroeit. Roughly translated as "There grows"

This is the 5th time this anual festival is organised around Urban Farming in Rotterdam the Netherlands.

And it is organised by "Eetbaar Rotterdam" which means as much as Edible Rotterdam.

Part of the festival is a cross-over section. Where technology meets farming. The intention is to show how technology can be used by hobbyist and aid in Urban Farming.

And that is where I come in.
I have been asked to give a lecture/demonstration on how to build sensors that can aid in Urban Gardening.

I start with a bit of history about computers and how it evolved to the ESP-8266 chip that we as hobbyist can use to make all kind of sensors that can send information over wifi to your phone so you can monitor processes from where ever you are.

The sensors I am going to demonstrate are:
- Rain sensor
- Temperature sensor
- Moisture sensor that activates a waterpump.

Here is a link to the website where you will find the complete festival program and a list of all lectures (mine is on the 6th place).

So no high-tech project this time.
But next time.....
Till then
Have fun.

Luc Volders