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    Remote Compost Monitor

    Remote Compost Monitor

    As part of a master composting class I created a composting and computer science lesson plan. It teaches composting, and then includes a project where students create an arduino powered device to collect temperature and moisture levels of a compost pile (or anything, really) and then send it to a web application they create. Instructions, materials, and source code for everything is here. There are tons of ways it could be improved, as it was only designed to teach concepts. My plan was to leave it here and move along to another project, but I figured there might be some folks out there that want to collaborate make it a more useful monitoring product!

    Waterer for rotational grazing

    Waterer for rotational grazing

    Easy to move, low cost watering system that reduces issues associated with fixed watering locations.

    Prone Position Weeder/Harvester Workstation

    Prone Position Weeder/Harvester Workstation

    Field tool used for ergonomic harvest and weeding. Could be used also for transplanting or any ground-level "stoopwork"

    Prone Farm Mobility Vehicle

    Prone Farm Mobility Vehicle

    To improve farm mobility and harvest ease, especially for wheelchair farmers. A prone harvest/ planting/ weeding vehicle

    bikecart

    bikecart

    bike cart and garden cart made out of salvaged bicycle parts

    Biochar pyroliser

    Biochar pyroliser

    A piece of equipment for making biochar, a soil enhancer and carbon sequestration

    Seed Fractionator or Zigzag Seed Cleaner

    Seed Fractionator or Zigzag Seed Cleaner

    A seed fractionator operates by subjecting seed to a tortuous air stream of finely adjustable speed. The seed sample is separated into light seed and heavy seed. The fractionation can be done several times to subdivide a sample into more parts. Germination tests performed on each sample allow the seed seller to certify the germination rate. This seed fractionator is powered by an electric shop vacuum, which supplies a steady flow of air. These plans were developed by Ben of the RealSeeds company in England, http://www.realseeds.co.uk/

    Small Scale Thresher

    Small Scale Thresher

    This small thresher was built mostly from scrap lumber and metal stock I could obtain in my local hardware store. I do not have a welder so used a threaded rod, lock washers, and nuts to assemble the threshing bars.

    Poly Tunnel/Hoop House Wall Support

    Poly Tunnel/Hoop House Wall Support

    This solution is the most simple, effective, and inexpensive way to raise and lower your poly tunnel walls.

    Wise Orchard: smart urban garden and orchard irrigation timer

    Wise Orchard: smart urban garden and orchard irrigation timer

    http://wiseorchard.com Wise Orchard's Internet-connected irrigation valve automatically adjusts your plants' watering schedule so that they are always healthy and beautiful, using just the right amount of water by watching your local weather. You can install it in minutes, attaching it to your tap and hose to easily control and monitor your garden from your smartphone. You bring the hose, it does the rest. Wise Orchard pulls local weather data automatically from multiple weather forecast services and thousands of weather stations in order to create and adjust your personalized watering plan in real time. That, together with the information you provide on your plants and soil, helps it determine your watering needs in order to adjust the schedule automatically and provide you with tips on how to better take care of your plants.