CEA at ATO Thursday 24th March 6.30pm

This month’s All Things Open will focus on the emerging revolution in food production known as CEA or Controlled Environment Agriculture.

Thanks to pioneering work by organisations including NASA and MIT, we are seeing an evolved approach to growing food indoors, using electronics and computer technology alongside proven techniques like hydroponics and aeroponics to regulate the environment and provide the plants with exactly what they need to grow efficiently.

Food grown in this way is said to use up to 98% less water than traditional agriculture, and because it’s grown inside no pesticides are necessary.

We are proposing to build a prototype Food Computer (version 2) as designed by the OpenAG lab at MIT. This is a long term project and we are all beginners so if there is anyone out there with skills and interests that could help us, please come to the meeting.

That includes gardeners, programmers, engineers and electronics people.

The meeting will be held at the Bridge Rectifier Hackerspace, Hebble End Mill, Hebden Bridge on Thursday 24th March 2016 at 6.30pm. We will probably retire to the pub for drinks and discussion afterwards. Free entry to BR members, donations welcome from others.

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