It is composed of a lasercut wood enclosure, an Arduino-compatible board, standard plastic containers, a set of open source hardware sensors and off-the-shelf electronic components and LEDs. After assembled, each unit can independently manage the air temperature, air and soil moisture, luminosity and water feed for up to six plants; furthermore, a small embedded camera captures image footage that can be used to provide time-lapse videos of the plant’s growth. These features can empower teachers and educators to teach electronics with a natural sciences approach (and vice-versa), as well as to be used as a toolkit to introduce both subjects to adults and children.

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