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Production update #2

Production update #2

Dear PlantHive enthusiasts and Indiegogo backers, We are taking the final development steps before ordering the spare parts of our Smart Gardens for assembly and shipping. We still though need some more time to work on the last details of our electronic components. Our LED panel has been fully revised, and we are proud to announce that it will be much more efficient and versatile than our previous model! We’re also getting close to the finishing line of our mechanical…

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2018 Highlights

2018 Highlights

Dear PlantHive enthusiasts, 2018 was a great year for us! As planned, we attended numerous fairs and trade-shows, to raise awareness about our product and the advent of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). We also launched our first crowdfunding campaign, and are very grateful to our first Beta and Gamma testers, as well as early-bird users for their support. In terms of events, we attended Eisenwarenmesse in Köln (Germany), AquaFarm in Pordenone (Italy), Hack-Belgium in our hometown, Brussels, Infoshare in Gdansk…

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PlantHive goes to Tech Crunch Disrupt 2018!

PlantHive goes to Tech Crunch Disrupt 2018!

From the 3rd until the 8th of September 2018, Yanni and I represented PlantHive on TechCrunch Disrupt, which took place in the heart of Silicon Valley! The venue gathered more than 3.000 people and took place at the “Moscone West”, located in San Fransisco’s city center! Taking PlantHive to SF was a wonderful experience! We had the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people and awesome start-ups, but also spread to word about urban and vertical farming to the other…

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Production news

Production news

Dear PlantHive enthusiasts, We are getting closer to the release of our first batch! The first Beta units will be in our hands for testing within the coming months! Manufacturing the first batch of an Internet of Things product is no easy job, so we partnered up with experienced players to ensure delivering our bakers with a quality product in a timely manner. For the production of our mechanical structure, we are collaborating with the Belgian firm Albertio 3D printing,…

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Indiegogo Campaign ended – Thank you for your support!

Indiegogo Campaign ended – Thank you for your support!

Dear PlantHive enthusiasts, Our Crowdfunding campaign officially ended on Friday 8/6 and we are glad to welcome 60+ new urban growers in the PlantHive family! Turning an idea into a crowdfunded project took us a lot of effort, personal sacrifices and sleepless nights, but we are really happy to have gotten where we are today! We would like to thank our followers for their support on social media, as well as our backers for choosing PlantHive as their state of…

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Remote-sensing technology : the Hive-Vision Module!

Remote-sensing technology : the Hive-Vision 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 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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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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