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Learn the basics of physical computing, open source, and Raspberry Pi (a $35, hackable, palm-sized computer) and how to incorporate this into civic tech solutions for urban agriculture and other food systems challenges. We’ll spend the first half of the session learning how to set up, work with, and write Python computer code to automate everyday objects with Raspberry Pi. Then, we’ll build on those skills by constructing mini, computer-controlled, hydroponic indoor gardens and learn how urban farmers are scaling similar models in cities around the world.
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