Farming with Circuit Boards: DIY Sensors and Electronics for Your Farm, Garden, and Greenhouse

Build your own sensors and electronics for your garden, greenhouse or farm! Faculty and students from CSU will demonstrate DIY electronics for soil moisture measurement, irrigation, weather stations, and other projects related to food and water.

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Jay Ham

Jay Ham

Jay Ham is a Professor of Environmental Physics in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University. He is passionate about making and teaches two courses on using low-cost sensors and open-source electronics for projects in agriculture, ecology and resource management. Jay wants to find ways for engaged citizens to participate in research on food production, the environment, and resource management. He wants to put low-cost, open-source, research-grade instruments in the hands of farmers, gardeners, students, and communities of engaged citizen scientists. By working together using new open-source technologies, we can find ways to produce healthy locally-grown food using methods that are ethically, environmentally, and economically sustainable.