A Simple Hydroponic Raft

Grow Organ­ic Food Eas­i­ly and Inex­pen­sive­ly The HAPI project has released a video demon­strat­ing the pri­ma­ry com­po­nents and oper­a­tion of a sim­ple hydro­pon­ic raft. The sys­tem is extreme­ly low-tech. It uses a sin­gleRead More…

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New Arduino Code Released

The lat­est arduino code has been post­ed to github. This rep­re­sents v2.1 of the firmware for the sen­sor and con­trol lay­er of the HAPI plat­form. Learn more… The HAPI stack con­sists ofRead More…

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HAPI Re-Engineered

The last post on this site regard­ing the HAPI tech­nol­o­gy stack, announc­ing the 2.0 firmware alpha release, was near­ly a year and a half ago. It hint­ed at good things to come. Short­lyRead More…

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New HAPI System Overview

We just knocked out a new block dia­gram that rep­re­sents the soon-to-be-released, re-engi­neered v1.0 HAPI sys­tem. It is locat­ed under the What We Do -> HAPI Tech­ni­cal Overview menu.

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On Neil Young, Hippies and the Truth — A Rebuttal

By Tyler Reed In Ter­ry Dawes’ arti­cle “Neil Young, GMOs and Mon­san­to: why the artist picked the wrong fight this time”, the author seems con­found­ed over the Amer­i­can public’s per­sis­tent dis­trust of GMO’s.Read More…

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hapi v2.0 Firmware Released For Testing

The hapi pro­gram is announc­ing the v2.0 Alpha release of its core automa­tion firmware code. The release brings a real-world capa­ble plat­form that boasts flex­i­bil­i­ty and scal­a­bil­i­ty. “This release will provide extend­ed capa­bil­i­ties to urbanRead More…

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hapi to Add Smart Power Management to Automation Platform

HAPI has announced a col­lab­o­ra­tion with researchers at the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Kosice to devel­op smart pow­er man­age­ment capa­bil­i­ties for food pro­duc­tion facil­i­ties. The col­lab­o­ra­tion will cre­ate a robust and flex­i­ble frame­workRead More…

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Automatic Plant Irrigation System

Pieter Blok is a researcher at PlantRe­search BV in the Nether­lands. He devel­oped this auto­mat­ic water­ing sys­tem to keep a his con­tain­er gar­den of spe­cial­ty pep­pers ade­quate­ly watered. The sys­tem has aRead More…

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Internet control of Hydroponics using Raspberry Pi and Arduino — Part 2

A fol­low up to the pre­vi­ous video post. In this video, the sys­tem com­po­nents have been mount­ed on a board, the relay bank has been expand­ed to 4 chan­nels and I’ve added aRead More…

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Internet control of Hydroponics using Raspberry Pi and Arduino

Our first YouTube video post. It describes the tech­ni­cal approach we’re tak­ing to build our first con­trols pan­el for the  pro­to­typ­ing facil­i­ty. [youtube_sc url=“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G59H2Jt0KKQ&feature=share” title=“HAPI,%20Raspberry%20Pi,%20Arduino,%20Remote%20Control,%20Hydroponics,%20Controls”]

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HAPI (Hydro­ponic Automa­tion Plat­form Ini­tia­tive) is an open-source project of Maya Cul­pa, LLC.

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