niwa urban garden is smartphone-controlled for optimal cultivation
 
niwa urban garden is smartphone-controlled for optimal cultivation
may 13, 2014

niwa urban garden is smartphone-controlled for optimal cultivation

niwa urban garden is smartphone-controlled for optimal cultivation
all images courtesy of niwa

 

 

 

 

niwa is a new generation of smart food tech devices, which makes growing your own vegetables, fruits and plants indoors simple, fun and interactive. for most city dwellers, it’s next to impossible to cultivate indoors, because it requires time, knowledge, and space– luxuries many don’t have. as is a combination of hardware and software, the system works together to take away the hassle of gardening by autonomously caring for your plants, and allowing you to control it all from your smartphone. using sensors and actuators to create an ideal environment, the unit controls temperature, humidity, and light cycles while an automated irrigation system waters the botanicals whenever they need it — and the solution doesn’t use any soil with its hydroponic technology. the project is currently seeking funding on kickstarter, here.

 


the creators talk about niwa’s features and functions

 

 

 

through a dedicated app, the portable unit will ask the user for help so that it can accurately read the growth of your plants. a simple question like, ‘can you see flowers? ‘ would be posed, and if you answer ‘yes‘, niwa will begin a new setting, changing the water, light and ventilation cycles in response to the plant’s stage.

 Niwa: The world’s first smartphone-controlled growing system
using the smartphone to control the growing system

 Niwa: The world’s first smartphone-controlled growing system
the plant, cultivating greens inside an apartment

 Niwa: The world’s first smartphone-controlled growing system
through the dedicated app, the unit will ask the user questions for determining the growth stage

 Niwa: The world’s first smartphone-controlled growing system
the interface allows for user-friendly interaction

 Niwa: The world’s first smartphone-controlled growing system
questions prompt the user to update the status of their plants’ growth

 Niwa: The world’s first smartphone-controlled growing system
tomatoes grow inside the portable indoor urban garden

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