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Personal Food Computer, 2018-ongoing

It was designed by Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg) and MIT Media Lab. It is dated 2018-ongoing. Its medium is personal food computers v3.0 (pfc_edu) (2), graphic, empty growth chamber, video.

Personal Food Computers (PFC_EDUs) pair controlled-environment agriculture with open-source data sharing. The growth chambers are inexpensive and easily deployed, ideal for educators and makers. Users control conditions in the chamber, developing and sharing “climate recipes” to optimize growth conditions for a desired phenotype (the unique physical characteristics of growing plants). The PFC_EDUs can then be programmed to run a climate recipe, allowing users around the world to grow plants to their preferences.

It is credited Courtesy of MIT Media Lab Open Agriculture Initiative.

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