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Cooking Hacks will be at Maker Faire Bay Area 2015May 12, 2015

Once again, we will be at Maker Faire Bay Area 2015, May 15, 16 & 17. (Yes, this time starts on Friday, one more day to enjoy!). Come and join us! To take a look at our products, don't forget to search for us on the Maker Faire APP. Jorge and Andrea will be showcasing our e-Health Sensor Platform, Open Aquarium and Open Garden, among other products that we will bring to the table.

You can read more about our participation last year in this links.

Open Garden

We are presenting Open Garden. It is an open source platform to remotely control your indoor and outdoor plants. We provide three different kits, each one for a specific kind of growing plant scenario: indoor (houses and greenhouses), outdoor (gardens and fields) and hydroponics (plants in water installations).

To control the state of the plants, this platform allows to measure several parameters:

  • Soil Moisture (Indoor and Outdoor Kits)
  • Temperature, Light and Humidity (All kits)
  • pH, Conductivity and Temperature (Hydroponics Kit)

On the other hand, it includes several actuators to modify the condition of the plants:

  • Water Pump and Droppers for Irrigation (Indoor kit)
  • Electro valve and Sprinkler for Sprinkling (Outdoor kit)
  • Oxygen Pump and Growing Light (Hydroponics kit)

You can also upload plant status data to a web server by using any of the available wireless interfaces (WiFi, GPRS, 3G) to see the information on a mobile device.

Cooking Hacks Open Garden

Open Aquarium

We are also showcasing our Open Aquarium platform. It's designed to automate the maintenance tasks in aquariums, fish tanks and ponds so you can take a better care of your fish. It is based on Arduino and consists of two different but complementary kits: Basic and Aquaponics.

The platform includes 5 different sensors to measure key parameters such as temperature, pH and Conductivity and to control the state of the aquarium: water level and leakage. Besides, it can automate several tasks, such as heating and cooling the water or feeding the fish, controlling the intensity of light to simulate day and night cycles and activating pumps for water change or medicines administration with 4 actuators.

Open Aquarium Project -  Aquarium Monitoring for Arduino

We have developed an Open Source API to control the platform with Arduino and a web application to store all the information from the sensors in a data base and visualize it from iPhone / Android devices.

Read more about Open Aquarium here.

e-Health Sensor Platform

e-Health Sensor Platform

Another of our products that we are sure you will be thrilled to check is the e-Health Sensor Platform. It is a shield designed for Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo that allows you to perform biometric and medical applications where body monitoring is needed with 10 different sensors: pulse, oxygen in blood (SPO2), airflow (breathing), body temperature, electrocardiogram (ECG), glucometer, galvanic skin response (GSR – sweating), blood pressure (sphygmomanometer), patient position (accelerometer) and muscle/electromyography sensor (EMG).

Six different wireless connectivity options are available to send all the biometric information gathered by the sensors so you can store it or visualize it in real time (Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS, Bluetooth, 802.15.4 and ZigBee). Don't miss the chance to try our e-Health Platform.

Read about some real applications of the e-Health Sensor Platform:

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