Our first product: The Agrome Alpha
Agrome is a combination of hard thincked design and a versatile software. While the main goal is offering a valuable user experience.
The Agrome Alpha
- Size 800x200x200mm
- Humidity and temperature sensors
- HD camera
- pH sensor
- LED Grow light
- Water level sensor
- Illuminating status bar
- Carbon filter
- Wifi and Bluetooth communication
Agrome is so intuitive that you don’t need any skills to get started. Simply sow a seed and Agrome will take care of the rest.
This is possible thanks to all the tools and features that Agrome provides.
Keep an eye on your Agrome garden from any devices from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. You can manage and get feedbacks from your Agrome garden with an intuitive interface.
Our homemade software Iris Labs provides you amazing analytics of your plants by using the built-in HD camera. It helps to calculate your plant growth, to detect diseases, to take beautiful pictures of your Agrome gardens and much more!
Scientist mode provides you tools to create your own plant life cycle (recipe). You can change many parameters to influence your plant growth such as lights’ spectra and intensity, nutrients' supply, ideal pH range, ...
Built-in sensors continuously monitor garden vital aspects and attend to plants’ need for light, water, and nutrients. You can get feedbacks of agrome garden with notifications, detailed graphics, pictures, and timelines to know exactly what’s happening.
Want to grow tomatoes easily? Simply select a corresponding recipe in our library, or buy one on the marketplace, and then sow your seeds. Agrome will adjust all the parameters by itself to make your seeds sprout and grow.
Why growing plants would be boring? Have fun while getting green fingers by exploring new challenges everyday which help you to become a better gardener, and to connect you with other Agrome owners. Discover, learn, compete, and share your enjoyable gardening journey with Agrome.
We have already realized much and made a lot of iterations.
Today we are working on the first user friendly Agrome batch called "Agrome Alpha" with an amount of 20 units.
We developped a modern user interface to interact with your Agrome. It's already possible to configure your box, get all the sensor data in real time, get pictures, create plant recipes (configure parameters to influence the plant growth), receive notifications and much more. We have also started to make this app available on iOS and Android.
A forum has also been created for the Agrome community to discuss about plants, futuristic farming, and how the project should evolve.
We tested several technic to grow plant such as hydroponic and aeroponic system, lot of differents leds and plants (tomato, basile, mint, ). Today we have decided to use an hydroponic system with fertilizer dispenser for our first box.
We have also started to grow strawberries, salad, pimiento and pepper.
We have used different technics to build the Agrome structure such as 3D printind (we own a SLA and a large FDM printer), plastic bending, mechanical assembling,... We work with CAD to make the models, tests and renderer. We have tested different sizes, shapes and layouts to find the best size to grow plants. Our next step is to manufacture a serie of 20 Agrome from 3D printed head part and plastic bended body.
We have made 5 iterations of our PCB begining with a simple Arduino on a breadboard to a Raspberry with our own custom shield. We are now about to order the final one for Agrome Alpha. The structure is divided in two groups, one in aluminium for the leds and the other more classic with the rest of the components which are surface mounted.
The grow leds part was one of the most important part of our job. We have tested a lot of different configurations and are now confident with thoses we have selected and arrange them to be working at 100% of their capacity.
We have made our own custom distribution from a light version of Linux Debian. Choosing a Linux distribution allows us to be more flexible with our code and do complicated jobs directely on the Agrome. It can already send data to the backend and receive all the directive user gives it in real time. Agrome OS is also fully autonomous and could continue working from his last instructions even if disconnected.
Agrome OS can also take picture to analyse and recognize QR code to be connected to the Wifi.
We are currently looking for investors wanting to get involved in this adventure. We are interested by people which care about improving life quality and that are willing to test, use and give feedbacks on the product.
We are going to build our first batch of Agrome (20 units) for beta-tester. This process will take about four months but could drasticaly decrease if we could work full time on the project. 10-20k for 2-4%
We need two other months to take in consideration beta-tester feedbacks and rework Agrome. Again this time can be reduced if we work full time. 15k for 2%
For this step we need to meet our final manufacturer, grow community, get certifications, mount a Crowfunding campain and then begin the production. Launch is going to take about four months and production six months (that can be again reduce if we are working full time). 200k for 10%
Contact Edouard Libion (English or French) if you are interested, want to discuss or need more informations about the project.
Phone: +32 476 783 729
With complementary backgrounds
OS lead developer
"Stop waiting for future. Make yours."
Lead team and R&D
"I like making things from scratch."
Lead backend and big data
"I like discovering things and see how do they work."