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Anyone here into automating food production? I just finished up a practical 3D printed prototype of a mediumless microgreen grow bed. It’s all open source and up at and I could use help. I am getting ready to scale things up.

Anyone here good at technical or line art in general? I’m looking to some assembly illustrations for products on my little Etsy store and would like to give my mastodon peeps first shot.

😎 My first ever Diy PCB project works! Thanks @meisam for your help and thank you to the KiCad team for a great project!

The PCB is a series of LEDs to provide optimized light for my ongoing automated food production project.

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Apparently Amazon has kicked Parler off of AWS.

Parler has been known as a cesspool of nazi scum and villainy for quite some time, even prior to recent events in the US. So watch out for any sudden influxes of new folks into the fediverse. Not all exoduses from silo systems are good ones.

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Nazis on Reddit having second thoughts installing the Parler web app because it’s a “progressive” web app.

For those people whom are passionate about the intersection of tech, open source software and accounting I would highly recommend “ledger cli”. It’s a plain text based, git friendly, open source, double entry accounting system. The learning curve is about as steep as vim’s, but like vim once you get it, it is totally worth it.

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me, a year ago: "yall are crazy, reply guys aren't so bad"

me today, reading a post by "FOSSy the snowman" who has a picture of the linux penguin as their avatar, explaining to me specifically about how i've never made a pb&j correctly: *hopeless sobbing*

I am continuing work on my open source food production system and going to PCBs.

Issue is that my level of pcb experience is limited. Could anyone who has any experience look over this?

The DC power supply is going to be 24v

There is a 22uF decoupling capacitor rated at 25v right at the power supply.

91ohm 1/8W resistor before 7 blue LEDs with 25mA of forward current and 3.1v of forward voltage
130ohm 1/4W resistor before 10 red LEDs with 30mA of forward current and 2.4v of forward voltage

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Anarchist Library: **Freedom Press - Practical Socialism**

"Author: Freedom PressTitle: Practical SocialismDate: September, 1887Notes: Freedom Press (ed.)Source: Freedom: A Journal of Anarchist Socialism, Vol. 1, No. 12, online source, retrieved on May 1, 2020. A common mode of raising objections against Socialism is the f…"

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Just removed my nest thermostat and added a hestiapi. Not sure how I feel about openHAB though. Home Assistant feels so much better. Either way better then google and it’s open source! :D

Not going to lie I am low key supper proud of these 3D printed component holders. Taking all the DIY crap I have laying around and putting it together feels amazing.

Anyone have experience with emacs org-mode? I am looking to migrate away from OmniFocus. I ideally want to use a GTD workflow.

BSD on desktop people. Why do you prefer using BSD on your desktop or laptop? I tried this but outside of a VM hardware compatibility was horrific and UI tools where less then elegant. Is there something I am missing?

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the fact older people lean right does not mean we get more conservative as we get older. it means old people suck.

Well this is sad. :( I’m not British but I am sorry for your loss.

Grow bed v0.0.17 now in testing. If the basic spacer stops root clogging I think we should be good to work on automated harvesting. 😎 (PS pressurized water inlet does not scale 1to1 with gravity drainage hole size.)

I moved to just using exposed copper wire. Makes for a MUCH easier solder job. (At least I think so with my noob solder skills)

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Just finished the new and improved lighting rig for the automated food production. With this and the beta anti root clog system I should have version 0.0.15 up and growing.

One of the few things I don’t like about being in Germany. Paying €4 for this.

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