Hello Farm Hackers,
Though growing up on a farm I have no real background in agriculture nor engineering, but I am very much interested in improving the way food is produced with respect to nature. I run two companies; Mirage for making commercial films and animations, and Earth Kweek with which I grow green roof plants like sedum but also herbs and perennial vegetables. I like to think in possibilities, so at the ISOBlue Hackaton I hope to contribute some creative insights and useful concepts.
I will be joining the Hackaton together with my father Jan, a farmer growing crops like potatoes, onions, sugarbeets and grain. He is a veteran when it comes to precision agriculture and is currently working together with the Polish company Farm24.org. The aim of Farm24 is to offer handsfree registration of agricultural activities. Their motto is ‘from the farmer, for the farmer’ meaning the farmers stay in control of their own data. The registration can be done by different sensors, or hopefully in the future also via ISOBus. The information is sent to the database through GSM where the data and analyses can be viewed.
Last year we learned about Isoblue which was then version 1.0. We’ve also had contact with Aaron and Yang Wang about still using the old beagleboard, possibly for the 2.0 version. This board we currently use to hopefully read basic tractor CANBus information like speed, rpm, hitch height etc.
We’re looking forward to this weekend and learning new things together.