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Create a list of existing technology
The goal here is to avoid reinventing the wheel as much as possible and to speed up innovation. The accent is put on open source technologies that can be remixed.
Use some tool for gathering information about all existing technologies that can be applied in this project. You can use Diigo https://groups.diigo.com/group/sensorica-knowledge or simply a spreadsheet. If you use Diigo, create a tag specific to this search, to make it easier for others to find/filter the data.
Place the information in categories, as mechanical, electronics, optics, attributes or functions, etc.
This material will be used later to make a decision about what to integrate and how much to build on top of existing technologies.
Order: Work order 150 for Conditions for Optical soil moisture sensor due: 2015-01-15
What is already out there. The goal is to integrate open source innovation as much as possible, avoid reinventing the wheel, go for fast innovation.
Map open source communities and their offers.