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.
This project was inspired by Luke Iseman’s Garduino, published in Make Magazine, Volume 18, and engaged by Marcin Jacubowski’s Open Source Ecology GVCS.
Maker website: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1742152701/horto-domi-the-open-garden?ref=live
Maker name: Will Bratton