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Meet Eddy, the Robotic Gardening Specialist for Hydroponics

Eddy – Photo: Fluxiot.com Hydroponic farming – Photo: Fluxiot.com
Eddy – Photo: Fluxiot.com
Hydroponic farming – Photo: Fluxiot.com

With this new gadget, a startup from Israel wants to make hydroponics accessible to the average person.

Hydroponic farming allows growing food without soil, less water and without owning large patches of land. It is a promising option for people who want to grow organic food in their own homes. The Israeli startup Flux developed a robot, which helps with monitoring and regulating the plant growth.

Eddy is a wireless, battery-powered device located in the reservoir of a hydroponic garden or farm. It is pre-loaded with sensors (pH, EC/TDS, temperature, accelerometer), memory, a communications module (Wifi), and electronics that can accept an infinite variety of sensors.

Eddy is a wireless, battery-powered device located in the reservoir of a hydroponic garden or farm. – Photo: Fluxiot.com
Programming Plants via Smartphone

What’s new with this device is that the owners can tell via smartphone app what food preferences they have. According to Flux, Eddy can monitor, learn, control and optimize smart agriculture processes. It is possible to program Eddy so it steers the growth towards more vitamins, flavour or appearance.

Flux wants to open up the market for hydroponics towards young people who buy homes and start to grow their own food in their gardens – or are even starting a plant growing business.

Eddy is a wireless, battery-powered device located in the reservoir of a hydroponic garden or farm. – Photo: Fluxiot.com
Eddy is a wireless, battery-powered device located in the reservoir of a hydroponic garden or farm. – Photo: Fluxiot.com

 

Further information: fluxiot.com

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