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Electronic Smartpots - future rival to GMO companies?

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posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 12:37 PM
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www.earthtechling.com...

www.kickstarter.com...


Soon anybody will be able to simply buy an electronic plantpot and grow different plants at home by simply clicking and letting the pot do the other part of the job


It grows plants without watering and fertilizing. Just add batteries, fill the water tank and smart technology will take care of everything else


Who knows, maybe in the nearer future some company like that will be opposing the GMO market and everybody will be able to grow anything from home?


For me, it seems as an extremely innovative and amazing idea




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posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 12:54 PM
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I LOVE it, it is beautiful. Doubt we will be growing all our tomatoes and potatoes though...a few herbs it looks like.

Now lettuce you can harvest leaf from over and over off a few plants we have salad all winter from our green house.



posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by Char-Lee
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I LOVE it, it is beautiful. Doubt we will be growing all our tomatoes and potatoes though...a few herbs it looks like.

Now lettuce you can harvest leaf from over and over off a few plants we have salad all winter from our green house.


As much as I have found about them, they are developing new technologies and extra plants to grow all the time. Who knows what the future will bring


Just found an article where they also stated that their goal is to develop that technology to a level, where could be used to grow all kinds of vegetables: carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers etc.
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posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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looks cool but i think a 6 watt light source, LED or not, will not grow these plants very fast. i have state of the art LED lighting on my reef aquariums and i promise you a 6 watt bulb would do squat for them. even with LED i have to run at least 200-300 watts to keep my corals relatively healthy. also they don't mention nutrients which is a big part of growing. seems like it will not live up to peoples expectations.



posted on Mar, 29 2013 @ 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by LittleBlackEagle
looks cool but i think a 6 watt light source, LED or not, will not grow these plants very fast. i have state of the art LED lighting on my reef aquariums and i promise you a 6 watt bulb would do squat for them. even with LED i have to run at least 200-300 watts to keep my corals relatively healthy. also they don't mention nutrients which is a big part of growing. seems like it will not live up to peoples expectations.


The LED has already been developed and proved to be working.They are not using normal LED, but they designed a new technology with other LED specialists.

Couple of years ago, I wanted to invest in Estonian start-ups (I am from a neighbor-country
), so I got quite familiar with the market. I heard about the smartpot company, although dismissed them at first, decided for an IT-related company . Although I know that that country and the universities there have some of the strongest specialists in the world in LED and solar panel technologies. Some truly amazing technologies might be coming from there soon
So I highly doubt, actually I am 100% sure, that the 6-watt LED works


The growth fastness is pretty much similar to real life, I do not know about the LED version.

I know people who use the previous version of it without the LED. For example mini-tomatoes plant grows in about 2-3 weeks and it takes 2-3 months to reach full health. Pretty much the same as real plant in the woods. Same is with basil. Although they need a certain amount of daylight.

The smartpot gives the nutrients. I do not know the technology behind it, although it works with the cassette you insert, which works with batteries. Then the smartpot distributes the nutrients. I do not know details, although the sales of the 1st generation smartpots without LED was successful and got lots positive feedback.
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