The smart vegetable garden, learn to relearn

Last February we released the activity Cultivating the city: the vegetable garden smart, learn to relearn. This activity is part of the program of activities Barcelona, How does it work? in the green and biodiversity block.

The project developed in Rel School is a smart vegetable garden that the students themselves controlled by computer, through a programming language used to make the different programs that collect data on light, temperature and humidity of the land where the plants are. Thus, sensors that take data for analysis and give the necessary answers, such as irrigation connect from inside the classroom are used.

The activity began with a presentation of the project by the students. Then we went to a school classroom where the students told us how they had planned their own vegetable garden from Arduino and Raspberry Pi. They explained how in our house and we provided some tutorials. Finally, we went out on the roof and we could see running the smart vegetable garden, with humidity sensors and the latest news that have been introduced: a motion sensor that detects when a bird emits the howl of a wolf.

You can apply for this program activity through Barcelona, How does It Works? for groups. You will find links on this page.