By Louis Thiery
Apitronics is a wireless platform that enables farmers to develop sensor networks to meet their specific needs through the use of open hardware. It includes a base station, or “Hive,” that coordinates a swarm of field-ready “Bees” which collect data and control switches. Each Bee contains a solar charger, SD card, GPS headers, XBee headers and water proof plugs. The Hive contains a Linux computer that saves the data locally and provides data within a locally hosted web page. Farmers can even set up triggers so they are alerted if they forget to water, if temperatures get too hot, etc.
You can learn more about how Apitronics works here.
You can watch a video of Apitronics below.