self growing weed machine

Self growing weed machine

This is all controlled from Leaf’s iPhone app, which will also serve as a social network for users to exchange recipes and share videos of their plants.

To do this, Leaf has incorporated a built-in HD camera, which will automatically create time lapses and even let users access a live stream of their (or their friends’) grow.

Today, the company is opening up preorders of its device. Leaf will be available to users with a medicinal card in any of the 23 states that allow medical marijuana, as well as in the four states where marijuana is currently legal.

Marijuana is a sticky subject. Twenty-three states (and D.C) have legalized some form of medical use, but possession, growth and distribution are still illegal in the majority of the United States.

However, as is the case with most new industries, slow regulation hasn’t stopped innovation.

Additionally, each grow will cost about $150 in nutrient cartridges and carbon filter refills. However, co-founder and CEO Yoni Ofir said that eventually the company hopes to drop the price of the actual device and generate its primary revenue from refills (à la Keurig).

However, Leaf is much more than just a mini grow house. The system will monitor everything that your plants need to grow, including light, ventilation, nutrient levels and pH of the soil.

CEO, Zohar Levy, told Cheddar that Seedo "does everything for you."

"There is an AI algorithm which analyzes photo and learning machines. There is a camera inside the machine, there is an app, you choose what kind of strain you want to grow, put the seed in the machine and close the door. The algorithm knows to manage all the processes automatically."

Levy told Cheddar it took more than five years to generate the machine learning technology used in Seedo.

There are plenty of perks to growing your own marijuana and while it sounds great in theory, you may not have been gifted with a green thumb. That’s where Seedo comes in.

Seedo’s self-contained grow box lets you grow your own plants with the help of an app — no prior plant or experience needed. The technology was originally created to grow vegetables and herbs without pesticides or climate effects. They soon realized there was a market for the product in the cannabis industry.

"It's improving itself all the time to make it more and more accurate. Inside the machine there is a camera that scans the plants every few hours. The algorithm knows to recognize what is the condition of the plant and give the right perimeters every four hours. There is no fault, no human intervention. It does everything for you."

The industry is now using artificial intelligence and machine learning to grow pot, and Seedo even has a machine-learning agronomy database, similar to Tesla’s shared cloud database, which teaches all the Seedo grow boxes out there how to best grow high yielding and happy crops and share that data with other Seedo machines. That’s kind of a trip, so to speak.

It’s a little bigger than a mini-fridge; it weighs about 90 pounds or so before plants, uses 0.24 kilowatts per hour of power, and is around 40 inches high and 25 inches wide. The Seedo’s nutrition system was developed by a dedicated agronomist, and created especially for hydroponic growth within a relatively compact size. Owners will also be able to order extra consumables, such as CO2, nutrients, etc., from an online store that’s currently under construction.

For parental types, it also comes with a child lock that can only be locked or opened by the mobile app, which also keeps your crops safe from any other prying eyes.

To be less subtle, growing and using marijuana is legal in a whole bunch of states now, specifically 11 states for recreational marijuana (if you’re in one of those states, you probably know already, especially if you’ve been to a concert lately), in addition to 22 states who have recognized medical marijuana as a remedy for conditions such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety, in addition to a bunch of other conditions that are plaguing Americans right now, particularly veterans.

Why the app? In addition to monitoring things like water levels, you can literally watch your weed grow, in high definition no less. The device can grow up to five plants at once, and self manages everything your typical gardener might, including the climate, lighting and nutrient parameters to produce a significantly larger yield than traditional grows can produce. The Seedo also drastically speeds up grow times, while a successful operation can also be maintained in a small space — no more growing ditch weed under florescent lights in a closet in your basement.