Greetings from MIT, fellow nerdfarmers…today, a new PFC joins the Food Computer™ family…meet, the PFC_EDU!
The PFC_EDU’s modular design has been in development and testing over the last year, and we’ve learned a lot from our community, especially our educators. We’ve scaled down the PFC_EDU from previous versions of the PFC in cost, size and complexity, and this lil’ growing robot offers a spectrum of sensing and control so that folks can make their growing experience as manual or as automated as they would like.
Watch our intro video for quick details, and everything you need to know about the new brain, chassis, software, and educator-friendly UI of our smallest bot is on the PFC v3.0 Wiki page. This includes some new materials and support for educators who want to bring Food Computers to their library, classroom, or museum.
At MIT, we’re doing research in the impact and functionality of PFC_EDU’s in classrooms and libraries this fall, continuing to refine the UI and design, and will keep everyone posted as we explore the future of open source farming.
In the meantime, take a look, ask questions, let us know how the PFC_EDU might help you, and keep growing!
The MIT OpenAg team