Internet of Farming: Arduino-based, backyard aquaponics

Source: Youtube Rik Kretzinger grew up on a Christmas tree farm and spent his college years studying horticulture, but he found it too difficult to make a living as a small farmer so he spent most of his career working for others.  A few years ago, he began to tinker with aquaponics (fishfarming + hydroponics), sensors and the open-source microcontroller Arduino to create an automated garden that could compete with commercial farms. For the first couple of years he spent thousands of hours struggling to learn programming languages to automate…

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