Ken Meyer

I'm a laser engineer who keeps honeybees, and has a passion for getting electronics hooked up to my hives!

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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custommade wrote 10/05/2015 at 23:53 point

I like what you are doing and would like to look at trialling it in NZ. What do you think? as I would be interested in selling it once ready

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daniel.b.grover wrote 11/14/2014 at 14:56 point
Hi there Ken, Was just pointed to the work you're doing--very cool stuff. I work for Farm Hack as a network facilitator. I'd love to point to you from our blog and bring your work into the apitronics forum on the site. Look forward to being in touch!

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Ken Meyer wrote 11/14/2014 at 16:17 point
Go ahead and link to anything that's online or to copy any of my content you might find useful (respecting licensing where I've built on other open source content with viral licensing).

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Nathan Youngblood wrote 11/13/2014 at 01:11 point
Hey Ken! I see that you are starting a makerspace in the Roseville area. I'm interested! Also, I see you work in laser physics. What company do you work for in the Twin Cities, if you don't mind my asking?

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Ken Meyer wrote 11/14/2014 at 16:15 point
Ah, the makerspace is pretty limited in scope through the Roseville County Library. They have teen makerspace events for two hours a week where I've been volunteering, and we've been talking about a Sunday afternoon makerspace for a broader audience in 2015, but it's far from certain or well defined.

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Paul_Beaudet wrote 07/09/2014 at 16:48 point
Thanks for the follow ken! I know there is a guy in my area that would be really interested in this hive project, as he and a friend were working on something similar with a raspberry pi. More than one person trying to tackle the problem is a good sign!

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Ken Meyer wrote 07/09/2014 at 17:54 point
Absolutely, I'm far from the first to weigh beehives, but I can't directly use most designs I've seen because they rely on mains power which would be impossible at my apiaries, although I can get mains power a few hundred yards away for the BBB datalogger. I could probably just oversize my solar panels and batteries to make up for wasted power consumption, but I want to focus on something that can be reasonably repeated by other beekeepers.

I've met all sorts of people who want to monitor their hives, but it's extremely rare that they'll document their work online in a useful way and I'm always re-inventing the wheel as I learn. Please encourage your friend to start a project on so we can share knowledge and trade tips!

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Svavar Konradsson wrote 07/06/2014 at 20:31 point
Hey, thanks for the skull!

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