April has started and spring is in the air, inundating everything with its energy. We can see more people in the streets and in flowery parks and gardens having a nice time doing some spring activities like sports, going for a walk, gardening, playing with their children or pets, etc.
In Cooking Hacks we think that spring is one of the best seasons for developing technological hacks, so we want to encourage makers to design a spring hack. For that, we want to give you some ideas.
If you have a garden you have the best excuse to develop a spring hack. Take advantage of this period of year when plants bloom and get the most beautiful garden in your neighborhood. In Cooking Hacks we have the best solution. Do you know our Open Garden kits? Open Garden is an open source solution with three different kits: the Open Garden Hydroponics, the Open Garden Indoor (1 Node + 1 Gateway) and the Open Garden Outdoor (1 Node + 1 Gateway), the most appropriate for gardens. This sensor platform enable to control your plants automatically and remotely. It is based on Arduino and allows the connection with some sensors to control specific plants growth parameters.
If you have a garden, you may have a pond with fishes in it. In Cooking Hacks store you can find a solution to control their maintenance, the Open Aquarium kits. There are two complementary kits, Open Aquarium Basic and Open Aquarium Aquaponics. These kits are designed to monitor automatically the fish tanks and ponds conditions by means of a wireless connectivity. They are also based in Arduino and include sensors to monitor the aquatic life vital parameters.
To help you to develop a spring hack, either the Open Garden kits like the Open Aquarium kits has a 10% discount until May 3. Find them in the Spring promotion category.
Spring is the best time of year for doing outdoor sports. The weather is warm and it's neither very hot nor very cold. Have you think about monitor your physical activity? In Cooking Hacks you can find the most complete solution for it: the e-Health Sensor Platform. This kit allows to monitor biometric information like pulse and oxygen in blood, airflow, blood pressure, etc. Besides, it is fully compatible with Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Intel Galileo boards. Even if you want to monitor your path you can use out Tracking Kit, which allows to control your GPS position and send it by using a HTTP request to a web server.
As you can see, spring is a season for makers and with our help you do not have excuse to develop amazing solutions with our products. Remember you can get an extra discount if you post your hacks in the Cooking Hacks Facebook page. So, what are you waiting for designing a great hack and sharing it with us?