reef-pi exhibit at makerfaire

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  1. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    Sharing some pics of the reef-pi controller and pico reef displays at makerfaire. I'll be in zone 3 today, drop by and say hi, if you are attending makerfaire IMG_0899.JPG
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  5. Baykes

    Baykes Webmaster

    Very nice! Looks like you had a good audience, hopefully some future reefers :)
  6. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    You took your two pristine nano tanks apart to the show?
    How was it?
  7. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    Yup. Those two pico reefs are fairly easy to move. The entire rockscape is single piece (one of the rocks pices glues together, another one has one LR). I dont have sand in these tanks, only half inch aragonite, and I do 100-80% WC every week. I live less that 2 miles of the event, so it was not bad. It took me less than an hour to disassemble or assemble them back.
  8. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    reef-pi received editors choice award in the maker faire. There were lots of people expressing interest in it, some are new while others are existing reefers. I'll see if theres enough interest, I'll hold a DIY workshop to build reef-pi controllers.
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  9. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    There were some educators from different cities (Kansas & some place in Arizona) , who were interested in building an inexpensive reef tank for STEM program in their school. Open Source & raspberry pi is pretty kosher for such use case. I was thinking of connecting them to @MolaMola :) . I actually showed off a challice in the pico reef tank, thats from her :0). It was very inspiring to interact with educators
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  10. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    Awesome. I was at Google IO last week and played a little bit with Assistant SDK on the rpi. Seems like you can add that on with not a lot of effort to "talk" to your reef. I'm going to build an adapter for Apex to make use of my Google Home.

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