Hello community, my name is Dan Poitrast and I’m one of the newest full-time members of the MIT Media Lab Open Agriculture Initiative. My official title is Mechatronic/Embedded Systems Engineer. What the title means is, I will be working intimately with the hardware and software integration for the PFC. One of the first tasks I will be tackling is a review of the current hardware used in the PFC and the creation of PCBs for easier manufacturing and hopefully reduced cost. As with the rest of the PFC these PCBs will be Opensource and we will find a path for the community to get their hands on these boards. I would love to hear the communities feedback on any of the current hardware used (especially sensors). Once the OpenAG team has decided on any changes to the hardware we will let you know as soon as possible, and as always value any recommendations you may have.
I look forward working with all of you, and please feel free to ask any questions you might have!