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3. Beyond the Hype – Smart Today and Tomorrow

Christopher Harrold1 
Denver, CO, USA

Before we start building, there is one last foundation I want to lay for you to begin your projects. Smart devices are a class of small device that performs various functions in extension of the user. These could be as simple as a device to check the temperature or a complete set of devices that are used to form the basis of a complete agriculture solution that measures temperature, moisture, and sunlight for optimizing crops. The purpose of this book is to distil the concept of an entire smart farm into the building blocks, the smart devices ...

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