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Personal Food Computers

The OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses robotic systems to control and monitor climate, energy, and plant growth inside of a specialized growing chamber. Climate variables such as carbon dioxide, air temperature, humidity, dissolved oxygen, potential hydrogen, electrical conductivity, and root-zone temperature are among the many conditions that can be controlled and monitored within the growing chamber to yield various phenotypic expressions in the plants.

This unit is intended for experimental, educational, and personal use. It can be made from easily accessible components, expandable systems, and a standardized platforms on which to hack, modify, share, and upgrade over time. Build instructions and schematics for the OpenAg™ Personal Food Computer are open source, so anyone around the world can utilize this design.


*Update 12 March 2018: Please note that MIT OpenAg at the Media Lab has paused research on these versions, and while their build resources remain available on our wiki page and GitHub, MIT OpenAg can’t currently support community members’ individual builds of these versions. Let us know if you're building one of these versions, or have modified the build on this Google Form. For more details, see this community forum post.


personal_food_computers.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/12 18:16 by hildrethengland