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It's called aquaponics- a gardening system that combines hydroponics (water-based planting) and aquaculture (fish farming). It's been hailed as the future of farming: it uses less water (up to 90% less than traditional gardening), doesn't attract soil-based bugs and produces two types of produce (both plants and fish).
Aquaponics has become popular in recent years among urban gardeners and DIY tinkerers, but Maundu- who is trained in industrial robotics- has taken the agricultural craft one step further and made his gardens smart. Using sensors (to detect water level, pH and temperature), microprocessors (mostly the open-source Arduino microcontroller), relay cards, clouds and social media networks (Twitter and Facebook), Maundu has programmed his gardens to tweet when there's a problem (i.e. not enough water) or when there's news (i.e. an over-abundance of food to share).

Really interesting and I'm so fascinated on this man's work, really watch the whole thing. You won't regret it.
Edited by Degree - 10/23/12 at 5:34pm
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Woot!

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Aquaculture + Hydroponics = Aquaponics.

Add a pinch of robotics and mind = blown.

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I've always wanted to do something like this for fresh veggies for my kids dinner table, maybe if I can get this house, I'll build a greenhouse so this can be outside year round in my area.

Save money too!
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I've always wanted to do something like this for fresh veggies for my kids dinner table, maybe if I can get this house, I'll build a greenhouse so this can be outside year round in my area.
Save money too!

I wanna do something like this too, but I don't know where to start..
I guess I'll start looking up, looks fun tbh
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anyone else notice that the video is exactly 13 minutes and 37 seconds LOL biggrin.gif
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anyone else notice that the video is exactly 13 minutes and 37 seconds LOL biggrin.gif

I just love the part at 11:13, "haters gunna hate" lol
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Awesome. smile.gif
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post #9 of 19
We used to do something like this, the nutrient process, with our aquatic plants at the pet store.
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Pretty cool.
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