GreenThumb Open-Source Hardware
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!
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. The point was to highlight that while these hardware packages are great for desktop tinkering, they’re not ready for commercial deployments in the real world.
Additionally, the traditional CCTV camera manufacturers are either lagging behind or resistant to offering the new technology as a feature offering. It’s now March 2019 and I have yet to see a reasonable offering hit the market.
Though Huawei did announce their concept line of Software Defined CCTV in June of last year, at this time there is no product available on the market for Machine Vision models to be deployed in commercial settings.
I recently attended CEBIT 2018 in Hannover, Germany as a guest of Huawei and found new technology trends and…medium.com
Because these don’t yet exist I’ve come up with a retro-industrial looking alternative for now:
Heavy duty weatherproof aluminum housing box with mounting bracket for indoor and outdoor application Front-hinged lid…www.amazon.com
I have a complete blog post that goes over how to build a commercially viable smart camera that you can deploy in any environment.
There are a handful of sensors I’ve found useful in my research. I demonstrate how to stream their readings over WebSockets in a sensor focused blog.
GreenThumb Computer Vision System
Introducing GreenThumb IO’s cannabis computer vision, AI, and the Harvester Marketplace.medium.com
Air Temperature & Humidity
Air probes can be used to stream soil metrics to enhance our GreenThumb Computer Vision System’s ability to distinguish heat or humidity stress in the canopy.
Finally we have an I2C-interface temperature & humidity sensor in a nice enclosed style. This sensor contains a…learn.adafruit.com
Soil Temperature & Humidity
Soil probes can be used to stream soil metrics to enhance the GreenThumb Computer Vision System’s ability to distinguish heat or water stress in the root zone.
In this guide, we are going to give a modern touch to gardening and connect some informations about your garden to the…learn.adafruit.com
Liquid Temperature & pH
One-wire temperature sensors like the DS18B20 are devices that can measure temperature with a minimal amount of…learn.adafruit.com
The Atlas Scientific pH Kit has everything you will need to get accurate pH readings right out of the box.www.atlas-scientific.com
Preparing to adapt our technology to integrate with commercial fertilizer-irrigation systems, or fertigation systems, as it’s known in the Ag industry has been a real treat for me personally.
My prototype today:
Yes, the peristaltic pumps and all of the electronics are housed in the Amazon box they came in. But hey, it works!
GreenThumb Open-Source Hardware Series
How to build 3rd party software adapters for hardware you can’t affordmedium.com
GreenThumb is also seeking early clients, partners, and initial funding. Yes, I did the work and paid for this all on my own.