That’s great! I’ll definitely send you an email (mine is firstname.lastname@example.org). We will begin our project as soon as we receive approval and grants which may be cleared around January 2019. I’d like to get started early learning about the technical aspects especially the data flow and communication system.
Ours will be a joint project between School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics and School of Life Sciences and Technology. In the first phase the PFC will be customized for soybean and then hopefully it can be recustomized for high values plants like some varieties of tobacco.
We are going to begin by building one unit. Then we will consider whether we should scale it up to bigger size or build multiple other units. Scaling the PFCs for mass urban farming will be a challenge. Our project is supposedly open source so we will definitely share our information in one way or another. Regarding the meet up I’ll try sending you an email this afternoon.