Startup of the week from Hello: Tertill — robot-gardener solar
Today you will learn about the unique robot-Tertill gardener who can weed the garden and tend the plants.
About the project
We live in an era of rapid technology development. More recently, devices such as robotic vacuum cleaners were extremely rare and only available to a limited number of people, and today they are in every third house.
Recently on Kickstarter appeared interesting project that surely will delight fans of natural products from your own garden. We are talking about Tertill robot that can weed the garden and tend the plants.
Design and principle of operation of the robot-gardener resembles the famous home of robot to clean the Roomba. This situation is not casual, since the creation of Tertill worked one of the creators of the robot cleaner.
Robot-gardener receives energy from built-in solar batery. Since the robot is not able to distinguish the weeds from the useful plants, the latter will need to separate the special rings that are included.
It should be noted that the robot only knows how to mow the weeds and can’t pull them out by the roots, therefore to apply it would have regularly.
The creators Tertill note that the robot improves sustainability of yield constant weeding can restrict the use of herbicides.
To control the robot through a special application. Tertill connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth. Also, the robot is equipped with USB port used for charging if solar energy is not enough.
For normal operation of the robot requires that planning the garden was quite thoughtful. In particular, between the useful plants it is necessary to leave enough free space, and the area should be as even as possible, so that the robot is not stuck.
You also need to consider that Tertill can go to your neighbors, so for him to follow.
The required amount for the project Tertill is $120 000. At the time of writing, the startup has raised $161 65, whereas until the end of the fundraising remained for 26 days.
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