The agricultural sector has a significant gap in technological understanding and pricing. Sprayers capable of tracking their application and turning off sections of the applicator boom based off of overlap or travel outside boundary are prevalent but costly, and the tech used is actually outdated in many ways. Many systems cost upwards of $15,000 and are not much more than a couple electric valves, a gps, and a computer running WinXP. The problem is that all the software used is proprietary and none of the competing manufacturers agree on a standard for connectors, etc.
These systems often reduce chemicals used and cost by upwards of 10%.
The goal is to create a system that can plug in to existing autoboom equipment with commonly available hardware, specifically through USB. An "adapter" will be made to allow the existing equipment to plug into any USB capable computer, and software will be developed in the most open and widely usable format possible.
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