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Phytochem Consulting (Wely Device)

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The Wely Device is a tool being developed for digital agriculture, using the Internet of Things to help farmers water potted plants and trays with precision. By weighing the potted plant or tray regularly and reporting the weight to a smartphone, growers are able to carefully track water status. This technique of weighing lysimetry is a classic tool used by plant scientist. It is time to make it available to farmers as we move towards fully autonomous growing. Made with natural materials and built for repairability, Wely has been designed with sustainability in mind. Using the widely available WiFi helps position it as an entry level device for precision agriculture. The use of a reprogrammable microcontroller as well as accessible hardware pinout make it a platform ready for more advanced use, allowing it to handle additional sensors and control.