Grow your own with the Raspberry Pi for less than 30 dollars
#growlab is what happens when you combine nature and technology with a global community.
Everyone is welcome to join #growlab, whether you're participating in the timelapse contest, or just wanting to connect with others and grow your own. You'll be able to get started for under 30 dollars, less if you already own a Raspberry Pi and a camera module.
From there, we have three experiments that you can take part in to monitor the environment and because everything's open source, you can extend and enhance any aspect of the growlab that you like and share it back with the community.
Let's take a look at before and after growlab, and what kind of data you can gather from the environment.
Learn new skills
Connect with others
Be mindful in the present moment
Give to others
We encourage everyone to share using the #growlab hashtag and to encourage one another.
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"Excited to start the #growlab this weekend! This project by @alexellisuk is so gosh darn awesome!"
"Take a look at @alexellisuk talking about #growlab and cool stuff you can try very quickly to grow your own set of food"
"This weekend I’m going to set this up courtesy of @alexellisuk's #growlab. I’ve always struggled to grow a healthy basil plant so maybe technology will help. Set up the Raspberry Pi and it’s already making me smile."
"I should be sleeping, but here we go, I'm starting progress on the frontend for my #growlab."
"Really liking the idea of #growlab."
"I'm not an outdoorsy person, but wow @alexellisuk and @rgee0 may have converted me to a nature lover... that and I do like to jump at any excuse to buy @pimoroni gear."
"Had fun building my #growlab setup yesterday!"
"We may not be able to smell @alexellisuk's fragrant basil, but he can show you how to build a #growlab so you can grow your own. #GIFEEDay "
"First stage of #growlab project almost done! I'm doing this to keep my minds positively busy and to help my wife, teacher, to let her show how seeds are growing! A(nother) good idea from @alexellisuk"
"Ooooh, it's looking like we've got a runner bean root emerging on the #growlab"
"Thanks, Alex! I was wrong to discount growlab, this is good fun - what a fantastic idea."
"And we're live! Thanks to @alexellisuk, great to learn new things, also my son loves checking on his "experiment" every day!"
"The project #growlab which started by @alexellisuk is really interesting. I would suggest that my followers from Turkey to try the setup. Turkey has one of the greatest farmers and science can bring some really good results"