How to build 3rd party software adapters for hardware you can’t afford

Developing Adapters For 3rd Party Products

GreenThumb is working to build a platform that connects growers to the systems they’re already comfortable using today. This blog post will read a bit like a tutorial on how to DIY your own dosing system.

Peristaltic Dosing Pump Solution

I’m not trying to compete with commercial dosing system here, but I will be demonstrating a cost effective solution to control the mixing of solutions autonomously. In doing this we also define the features and components required for a base adapter than can be augmented to connect with any 3rd party offering. …


Deploy GreenThumb IO’s Open-Source Sensor Kit

GreenThumb IO is a cannabis computer vision and AI product. We are open-sourcing our prototypes that we used to develop our platform capable of integrating with any industry standard product and service providers. I have a series of blogs outlining our projects which can be found here on Medium — follow to stay in the loop on new developments!

When I think of senses I think of the classical five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. These human senses provide inputs for us to navigate situations, allowing us to perform actions based on our perceived environment. …


Deploy GreenThumb’s Commercial Computer Vision Models

GreenThumb IO is a cannabis computer vision and AI product. We are open-sourcing our prototypes that we used to develop our platform capable of integrating with any industry standard product and service providers. I have a series of blogs outlining our projects which can be found here on Medium — follow to stay in the loop on new developments!

SmartCam.Dev

Developing smart cameras is something I’ve been passionate about for years. …


Project Announcements: Smart Cameras, Sensors, Automated Dosing System For Developers

GreenThumb IO is a cannabis computer vision and AI product. We are open-sourcing our prototypes that we used to develop our platform capable of integrating with any industry standard product and service providers. I have a series of blogs outlining our projects which can be found here on Medium — follow to stay in the loop on new developments!

Smart Cameras

Vision is one of our five senses that we use daily to determine when to cross the road or when to water a plant. In May 2018 I wrote an article detailing the Smart Camera developer kits on the market. …


Cannabis Computer Vision, AI, and Harvester Marketplace

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GreenThumb IO is dedicated to delivering high tech solutions to the cannabis industry in close collaboration with leading industry partners.

Today: Plant Health & Growth Data Using AI

In the GreenThumb product today, smart cameras monitor cannabis growth to provide real-time data, which is analyzed with our machine learning algorithms to determine plant health, tracking the performance indicators of Leaf Area and Bud Area:

(left) Annotated time-lapse video of leaf area in green and bud area in red. (right) Leaf Area Index in green and Bud Area Index in yellow.

In the video above we have graphed 720 minutes at 20 FPS, visualizing a decay in the KPIs of Leaf Area Index and Bud Area Index. Based on this analysis, a grower would be alerted of the deficiency and offered a recommended action such as watering or fertilizing the plants, which can be triggered remotely. …


Tokenized Items With ERC-1155

Colloquially referred to as the gaming token, there is more to the new ERC-1155 token standard than meets the eye.

The below article was our first introduction to ERC-1155. It was written by the author of EIP#1155 (The Ethereum Improvement Proposal repository’s Issue #1155) and CTO of Enjin, Witek Radomski.

When you read the article you will see that game theory and the trading of in-game resources are the driving force behind the design concepts of this new standard.


Cultivating Trust

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IR training data

GreenThumb IO Private Blockchain

BitTorrent brought us decentralized P2P file sharing. There are loads of peer to peer messaging platforms. BitCoin brought us P2P money transfers, replacing banks with decentralized ledgers verified by the consensus. Ethereum builds on top of this trust network to give us digitally enforceable agreements. This has enabled developers to build Decentralized Applications, or Dapps, that rely on Ethereum’s Smart Contracts as a means of decentralized logic and storage for their Apps. GreenThumb IO takes that a bit future to offer with permission based private Decentralized Artificial Intelligence Platform. Not DAIP, but maybe Smart Dapp?

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No not like the Matrix…

GreenThumb IO will add a layer of privacy and security required for IoT blockchain solutions. Our Crypto Smart Cameras are designed to support Smart Contract execution and TensorFlow model training and inference. Smart Contracts that take input from AI to digitize visual assets into collectable commodities. …


Baby Steps to Tokenized Cannabis

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Cannabis Computer Vision

I gleamed my inspiration from PyImageSearch.com yet again. I’m basically counting bright green spots, by combing some of the tricks from the last post on Leaf Area Analysis.

Dependencies

In this docker image I have all of the dependencies for both Leaf Area and Bud Area including working copies and works in progress. We’re going to be using the same setup as with the Leaf Area notebook. OpenCV will be used for preprocessing the image and pixel selection by range. Matplotlib is used from rendering images and graphs. We take advantage of skimage.measure.label for taking measurements and label them. …


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Ethereum Classic (ETC) Logo on Old TVs

Democratizing Data Value

Data has always been the driving force of the economy. In today’s world we see an enormous amount of data generated every moment of everyday. There are giant corporations capitalizing off individual’s actions and patterns, by selling inferred interests to retailer’s trying to hit their target market with directly focused ads. There has been a lot of news coming out of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, commonly referred to by its acronym GDPR. This is only a side note highlighting the importance of data in today’s world and not the topic of the post.

Black Mirror IoT

The Verge’s 2018 Review on this recently leaked internal Google video from…


The First Step in Tokenizing Cannabis Crops

In this post I’m going to show you how to use openCV and some basic HSV color space analysis used to mask out non leaf pixels. We can use the mask to measure the leaf area in pixels. You can use basic trig to find out the pixel to millimeter value using the distance and angle of the field of view. I’ve broken my Jupiter notebook into smaller pieces to overcome the limitations of medium’s support for rendering long notebooks (though it did seem to render fine on mobile, I couldn’t see it properly on my MacBook Pro using Chrome). …

Justin Bowen

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