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    Mobile solar powered electric fence

    Mobile solar powered electric fence

    I'm interested in others ideas and knowledge related to creating a mobile solar powered electric fence. This sketch represents my concept and the products available online costing less than $100. My goal is to allow two pigs the ability to graze small parcels of land similar to a chicken tractor.

    Grower Bot

    Grower Bot

    Growerbot creates open-source soil sensors and automated watering systems that make it easy for anyone to grow more with less work. Solar-powered, wirelessly-connected, and tightly coupled with software,

    Portable Chainsaw Holder- for field work

    Portable Chainsaw Holder- for field work

    Portable Chainsaw Holder for in the field. This platform keeps your saw from moving around while you sharpen it. For directions, copy and paste this- http://farmhack.org/sites/default/files/forum/Portable%20Chainsaw%20Holder%20Directions.pdf

    ultra simple dry grain/pellet feeder (food, wood and other pellets)

    ultra simple dry grain/pellet feeder (food, wood and other pellets)

    about a year ago I started to investigate automatic fish feeders for my aquaponics pilot plant. None of them suited me: too complicated, therefore too expensive: wormwheels, automatic belts, lots of wiring, etc... The simplest way to move dry goods over a horizontal or slightly downwards inclined short traject is by vibration. So yes, I used a (battery operated) sex toy for my experiments, and it works an absolute marvel. There are plenty cheap vibrator motors availanbe, so the mechanical part of the problem is solved. But I will have about 10 fish tanks or more in my project, and fish are best fed at night, and the feeding is best spread over time so as not to overcharge the biologic filtration system. Wireless automatisation is the step in which this community can help. While I am familiar with programming PLC's, I find solutions like the Arduino not accessible enough to the general public. I have seen simple wireless systems to program i.e. christmas lights around the house.

    Farmier

    Farmier

    Farmier is a farmOS hosting service. farmOS is an open source software package for managing a farm's plans and records. Features include Farm Area : Identify your working areas (fields, beds, greenhouses, etc) using point-and-click maps. Farm Crop : List and index the crops you're growing. Farm Log : Keep track of things you've been working on. Record keeping, in other words. Farm Livestock : Keep track of animals and their movements. Farm Equipment : Keep track of farm equipment and maintenance. Farm Soil : Keep track of soil tests and view the soil survey map overlays.

    SEEDS: The Game

    SEEDS: The Game

    IOS, Droid, and Web-based app to teach sustainable farming and gardening techniques through games and social media. Real life challenges in coordination with local seed libraries, community gardens, farmers' markets, and cooperative extensions to document progress and unite farmers and gardeners through citizen science.

    Chicken Coop Sensor

    Chicken Coop Sensor

    This is a wireless, solar powered chicken coop sensor that measures ambient temperature and relative humidity inside of a chicken coop. It is made out of the internals of the soil/garden sensor that I posted here.

    Resource List of Useful Apps for Farmers

    Resource List of Useful Apps for Farmers

    Having noticed a proliferation of farm/ foodie apps and services in the online space, a couple of us farmers got together to review the goods, and sort out the junk from the SUPER. Here's an interpreted survey of the scene. As farmers and activists who are deeply committed to both sustainability and innovation, we are happy to find some useful tools on the shelf, and ultimately urge developers to get grounded in the needs of the farmers and eaters, before making another fancy whirly gig.

    Crop Planning Software

    Crop Planning Software

    Crop Planning Software helps to manage crop planning on intensive market farms. Create planting schedules, estimate yields, calculate seed needed and more. It is a free and open source software project for Mac, Windows and Linux.

    Biketraktor

    Biketraktor

    The biketraktor: ergonomic weed management, planting, harvesting and mechanical hoeing, row marking,...