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Horto domi is an open-source raised-bed beyond-organic garden platform with automation and web-interface capability with Arduino.
Horto domi is an open-source raised-bed beyond-organic garden platform with automation and web-interface capability with Arduino.
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Horto domi is an open hardware raised-bed garden unit with environmental control and monitoring via web-interface thanks to Arduino Ethernet. DIY sensors, such as those collecting moisture and temperature data help monitor the environment within the dome and will eventually be used to automate conditions. The goal is to grow whatever you want, whenever you want, wherever you are. Horto domi is Latin for ‘Garden at home.’ It's a statement to healthful food independence, a “neo-renaissance” tip of the hat to Arduino, and it sounds like horticultural dome. Particular consideration was taken in this prototype’s design to maximize the mineral and nutrient value of the beyond-organic produce and minimize environmental contamination risks. 

With minimum Kickstarter funding we can satisfy all the elements necessary for an open hardware publication per the definition provided by FreedomDefined.org/OSHW. However, with additional funding we will be able to pursue further open source innovation, development and publication. We hope that you will feel compelled to support the idea of using contemporary open technology to achieve relative food independence so that we may better address social concerns and the question of greater human destiny.

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    Horto domi Construction Card with dimensions, materials list, circuit diagram, and web address for free software.

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    Instructional DIY Manufacture & Assembly DVD and Software with Physical [Paper] Plans/Circuit Diagrams/Code.

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    Electronics Package (electronics, sensors with leads, and peripheral leads) in Outer Babylon Box without Peripherals (light, heating, ventilation, and irrigation devices).

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    Electronics Package (electronics, sensors with leads, and peripheral leads) in Outer Babylon Box with Peripherals (light, heating, ventilation, and irrigation devices).

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    Donate a Horto domi by Name to further research and development of best growing practices, by helping us to establish an array of ten Horto domi’s to better and more quickly identify best techniques and practices. [Utilizing organic, biodynamic, ideal soil management practices, etc.]

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    Horto domi Kit (raised bed unit with dome, hooding, and earthworm bin with stand), without Electronics Package (electronics, sensors with leads, and peripheral leads) or Peripherals (light, heating, ventilation, and irrigation devices), Instructional DVD, Physical Plans/Circuit Diagrams/Code, and 2 Horto domi Construction Cards.

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    Horto domi Kit (raised bed unit with dome, hooding, and earthworm bin with stand), with Peripherals (light, heating, ventilation, and irrigation devices), without Electronics Package (electronics, sensors with leads, and peripheral leads), Instructional DVD, Physical Plans/Circuit Diagrams/Code, and 2 Horto domi Construction Cards.

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    Full Horto domi Kit (raised bed unit with dome, hooding, and earthworm bin with stand), Electronic Package (electronics, sensors with leads, and peripheral leads) in Outer Babylon Box, Peripherals (light, heating, ventilation, and irrigation devices), Instructional DVD, Physical Plans/Circuit Diagrams/Code, and 10 Horto domi Construction Cards.

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