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Abby: The Smart Grow Box

By Aaryaa Padhyegurjar

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Smart indoor hydroponic grow box (Credit: Abby)
 

If you like gardening and plants, but live in an apartment without a garden, this smart device is perfect for you!

Smart indoor hydroponic grow box (Credit: Abby)

A next-generation smart indoor hydroponic grow box with cutting-edge sensors was introduced today by Abby Inc. Abby integrates a sun, water, and air environment with cutting-edge algorithms, sensors, LED lighting, and other technology in a small, streamlined form. It also has an iOS app that continuously tracks plant progress. Abby replaces outdated, labor-intensive grow tanks and boxes that are difficult to set up and maintain. Everyone may grow plants anywhere with abby thanks to its indoor grow box, which controls environmental conditions and offers wholesome water circulation.

Abby has an automatic intelligent lighting system with Samsung’s LM301H Full Spectrum Plant Lights and enhanced 660nm 3535 high power red LEDs that are specifically created to maximise plant photosynthesis growth potential. It also has a built-in privacy design and a water culture system with smart voice controls. With ultrasonic, temperature/humidity, water temperature, water level, and 5.8G radar sensors, modern sensors reliably monitor growth so that you never have to worry about plant growth again.

In May 2022, Abby successfully launched a Kickstarter campaign that met its funding goals while exceeding them by 342%. The abby Grow Box costs $999 and is now offered on the official abby website.

Here are some features of Abby:

  • Automatic intelligent lighting: Samsung full spectrum plant lights with high power red LEDs provide exceptional lighting for plant photosynthesis growth.
  • Deep water culture growth system: an easier, faster solution with minimal maintenance for plant growing.  
  • Real-time monitoring: growth conditions are continuously monitored by abby’s sensors. Instant reminders are sent through the app to help with plant care.
  • Compact design: at under 2 square feet, abby fits almost anywhere.
  • App: heyabby iOS app automatically monitors plant growth real-time and provides access to a planting community to learn and share growing tips and milestones.
  • Voice control: abby recognizes multiple voice commands, starting with “hey Abby,” “Open the door,” and other commands.
  • Privacy: designed for privacy with a discreet panel, concealable viewpoint and a tiny magnetic cover that easily slips over the opening to prevent anyone from viewing inside.
  • Carbon odor filter: two replaceable carbon filters and adjustable exhaust fans keep air fresh in the room.
  • In-app support: live support with access to expert tips and advice about each growth cycle.
  • Water tank: built-in water tank allows soilless, hydroponic growth that is low maintenance and insect resistant.
  • Dimensions: 15.75 inches (40cm) x 15.75 inches (40cm) x 48 inches (122.5cm) (width x depth x height).
  • Weight: 70 lb (32kg).
  • Plant height:  31.5 inches (80 cm).
  • Connectivity: WiFi 2.4GHz and Bluetooth 4.2.
  • Screen: 480×480 resolution 2.1” TFT LCD with refresh rate of 60 Hz.
  • Sensors included:
    • Ultrasonic sensor
    • Temperature/humidity Sensor
    • Water temperature Sensor
    • Water level sensor
    • 5.8G radar sensor
  • Water Pump: DC 12V, 7.2W, water flow: 1.5~2.2 LPM.
  • Air Pump: DC 12V, 2W with air flow: 2.3LPM.
  • Fans:  2 input fans and 2 exhaust fans.
  • WiFi & Bluetooth-Enabled: WiFi 2.4GHz and Bluetooth 4.2.
  • Power: 110~220V.
  • 100% organic nutrients.
  • Child safety lock.

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