Raspberry Pi may be strongly associated with hobbyists, but now it’s been recruited as a farm hand.
Inventors of the credit-card sized computers have shipped more than 5 million units at less than $50 each since launch in 2012. Most of them have found their way into toy cars and other devices.
But now a team of researchers has integrated Raspberry Pi into what’s called an “automated field phenomics” system, or what could be thought of as a sophisticated scarecrow. And the team claims their system will cost a fraction of the phenotyping solutions currently on the market. [Read more…] about Raspberry Pi could help farmers manage crops better and more cheaply than current systems, say scientists