Remote-sensing technology : the HiveVision Module!

Remote-sensing technology : the HiveVision Module!

When deep learning algorithms meet plant agriculture to produce a new domain of application in the ever expanding field of machine learning, we knew that we came across something that couldn’t just be ignore and sweep somewhere in our favorite Sci-Fi video collection. Yes, we are talking about taking a further leap in the merging of electronic printed circuit boards with vegetal multi-cellular life. How? It’s called HiveVision. The problem of perception Being primate animals, humans are a highly visual…

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“Prototype” and “Arrow Certified Technology” badges!

“Prototype” and “Arrow Certified Technology” badges!

Hey PlantHive enthusiasts! We recently acquired the “Prototype” and “Arrow Certified Technology” badges on our Indiegogo campaign. These two badges are extremely important for us, as they demonstrate our capability to deliver our backers in a timely manner. The “Prototype” badge is related to the company’s product stage, and is given by Indiegogo to campaigns that have proven to have developed an actual working prototype! On the other hand, Arrow Electronics, Indiegogo’s engineering branch, gives the “Arrow Certified Technology” badge,…

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Planthive soon on Indiegogo!

Planthive soon on Indiegogo!

Brace yourselves PlantHive enthusiasts, As from next week we’ll be crowdfunding on Indiegogo! Our primary goal: to find our Beta and Gamma testers! Hardware development comes with a lot of risks, and it sure is no easy adventure. We spent a lot of time on our prototypes and Alpha series during the last few months, and we feel confident in taking the next step towards industrialized production. So let’s make a deal! Through the whole of our campaign, you will…

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PlantHive goes to Eisenwarenmesse 2018!

PlantHive goes to Eisenwarenmesse 2018!

Last week, we were invited by the tech enthusiast and futurist Richard van Hooijdonk to participate to the Eisenwarenmesse 2018, which took place in the exhibition center of Koeln! This was yet another sweet opportunity to take our prototype for a ride and showcase our smart garden abroad. So I hopped into the car with our Mad Scientist, Federico, and we hit the road to Germany! The Messe in itself was very interesting; a real mecca of hardware! From screws…

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Planthive joins Aquafarm 2018 !

Planthive joins Aquafarm 2018 !

Last month, our CFO, Yanni Garcia Postigo, represented PlantHive during the annual Aquafarm convention, which took place at the beautiful Pordenone, located in the north of Italy. There, for two days, he had the chance to meet with various players of the aquaponic and vertical farming community. Since we finally figured out how to work around all the hustle of traveling with a live prototype, our PlantHive V1.0 made its first trip abroad! We are very happy to have shared…

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More Alpha test results coming in: Testing the PlantHive in soil!

More Alpha test results coming in: Testing the PlantHive in soil!

Results of our alpha test are still coming in! Our alpha testers Olivier and Martine decided to use the PlantHive in a very controversial way! They completely neglected the slots and filled their container with soil ’till the top. They then planted various leafy greens and herbs in lines, such as basil, mint and lettuce, much like one would do in one’s garden. Our water/soil container was not initially intended to be used that way, but the results are amazing!…

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2017 Highlights

2017 Highlights

We wish to dearly thank our followers, friends and family for their support so far in our adventure. Product development was our middle name this year! We went from a handcrafted laser-cut wooden prototype that was semi-functional to say the least, to our fully functional 3D printed alpha series in less than twelve months. We have to admit, printing our alpha series was quite the hustle, but it was worth our while! We were quite pleased with the results, and…

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PlantHive goes @Web Summit 2017!

PlantHive goes @Web Summit 2017!

This November, we had the awesome opportunity to join the Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal! The Web Summit is one of the biggest annual start-up gatherings world-wide, and this year, more than 63.000 attendants and 2.500 start-ups joined the venue. People were joining from all corners of the world and from all digital and technological industries for 4 days of intensive networking and pitching! The Web Summit lasted 4 days, and was a very particular experience for Yanni, Alexander…

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Digital First 2017

Digital First 2017

Last week, we were presenting our product PlantHive at Digital First 2017. The event was held at the Tour & Taxis complex in the center of Brussels and gathered the 100 hottest Belgian start- up companies. Of course, this felt like an event just fit for us! And just to be extra fresh for all the pitching, I decided to get my fridge googles game on in the morning! There were of course quite a few big players among the…

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Testing the PlantHive Alphas

Testing the PlantHive Alphas

Last summer, we decided to launch our first PlantHive batch, dedicated exclusively to our Alpha testers. After roughly 100kg of printing filament and 500 hours of 3D printing, the first results came-in! While our Alpha testers started with soil, we decided to test the PlantHive’s hydroponic capabilities. Our smart garden has proven itself an excellent tool for very quick growth cycles of leafy greens and micro-greens. The leafy greens we tested were ready for consumption in less than 30 days…

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