Smart IoT Hydroponic Solution

Smart IoT Hydroponic Solution

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aspara STEM consists of STEM smart grower, web portal and experimental kit which works as a perfect smart IoT hydroponic solution for STEM.

Why aspara STEM is perfect for STEM?

A. Create environments for explorations & experiments

B. Integrate learning elements from KLAs (Key Learning Area)

C. Allow design of different experiments suitable for different grades

Features of aspara STEM make it perfect for STEM

1. aspara STEM smart grower

2. aspara STEM web portal

3. aspara experimental seed kit

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Why aspara STEM is perfect for STEM?

A. To create environments for explorations & experiments

  1. Variable Light Intensity, Light Spectrum & Light Period
    Effect of various light intensity/photo period/light spectrum on plant growth
     

  2. ​Variable Water Flow
    Effect of various water flow interval/flow cycles on plant growth
     

  3. Nutrient Detection
    Effect on different nutrient concentration/composition on plant growth
     

  4. Air, Water Temperature & Humidity Sensors
    Effect of different temperature/humidity on plant growth
     

  5. aspara Mobile App
    Access data for multiple aspara
    Remote monitor & control
     

  6. aspara STEM Web Portal
    Allow specific settings for each aspara
    Remote monitor & allow data download for experimental analysis
     

And more... See more aspara STEM features below and be creative to design your own experiments.

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Malvern College

Leung Shek Chee College

 

B. To integrate learning elements from KLAs 

School & Level

Approach

Learning elements

Kindergarten

K.2 - K.3

Theme based

  • To develop curiosity about the environment & phenomena around

  • To enjoy exploring surroundings & the nature

Primary school

P.3 – P.6

Subject & Project based

  • To develop & practice scientific methods, sharpen their investigative skills, & reflects on their learning by using scientific investigation method

  • To provide hands-on learning experience to enhance students’ problem-solving skills

Secondary school

S.1 – S.4

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Tseung Kwan O Government Secondary School

TWGHs Yau Tze Tin Memorial College

 

C. To design different experiments suitable for different grades

Possible explorations & experiments with aspara (example)

Subjects / elements

Kindergarten

Primary

Secondary

Theme / Subject based approach

Light & plant

Nature & living

GS, Maths

IS, Phys

Water flow & plant

Nature & living

GS

IS

Nutrient & plant

Nature & living

GS, Maths

IS, Chem, Maths

Hydroponics & plant

Nature & living
Early Maths

GS

IS, Geog

IoT & mechanism behind

Nature & living

IT, Maths

IT

Project based approach

Sensory evaluation

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Food & culture

Quantitative analysis

Nutritional analysis

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Food labeling

Nutritional science

Food shortage & the solution

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Urban farming

Environmental study

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TWGH Wong Wu Lai Ming Kindergarten

HKFYG Lee Shau Kee Primary School

 

Features of aspara STEM make it perfect for STEM

1. aspara STEM Smart Grower

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  • Hydroponic Growing System

    Smart hydroponic system is soilless and clean, uses 90% less water and allows 50% faster growth than conventional farming.
     

  • ​Intelligent Grow Light
    Patent-pending grow light with unique spectrum and intensity automatically adjusts to cater different plant needs at different growth stage.

    Automatic sunrise/sunset with adjustable schedule allows user to personalize planting day/night sequence.
     

  • Removable Reservoir and Auto Watering

    Proprietary reverse ebb-and-flow technology brings fresh oxygenated air to the roots after each watering cycle.

    The removable reservoir helps water refill to be mess-free.

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  • Smart Sensors
    Smart sensors and control system detect, monitor and accurately master the grow condition to provide best plant grow environment.
    Monitored parameters include nutrient concentration, water temperature, air temperature, humidity, light intensity, and the amount of water in the system.

  • aspara Mobile App
    Access data for multiple aspara
    The app available in both iOS and Android allows remote monitoring and control.

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aspara STEM smart grower is perfect for STEM

If you are interested in aspara for home use, please find more details of aspara Nature smart grower at www.aspara.hk.


 

Differences Between aspara STEM and aspara Nature smart grower

Features

aspara STEM smart grower

aspara Nature smart grower

aspara STEM web portal access and support

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Planting program customization

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Preset planting program specific for each types of plant

Adjustable photo period

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Preset photo period, can only edit sunrise time

Adjustable water running interval

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Preset water running interval for each plants

Adjustable grow light intensity

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Preset grow light intensity specific for each types of plant

Connected users

Max 10

Max 5

 

2. aspara STEM Web Portal

  • Adjustable parameters

    Parameters listed below can be set freely

    • Light intensity

    • R:B ratio

    • Photoperiod

    • Water circulation interval and number of flow per interval 

    • Day length

    • Number of days of different planting stages
       

  • Adjustable warning limits
    Parameters listed below can be set with warning limits

    • Maximum and minimum room temperature​

    • Maximum and minimum water temperature

    • Maximum and minimum humidity

    • Maximum and minimum water level 

    • Maximum and minimum nutrient level
       

  • Administration right
    Administration right can be assigned for each grower in the portal so that only assigned users can control the grower.
    Some users can be viewers to access only to raw data and reports.
     

  • Downloadable report
    Planting report for each planting is available in web portal to be downloaded. The report is presented with graphs, charts and data for reference or further analysis. 

  • Raw data for further analysis
    Raw data is accessible and downloadable in excel format for further analysis.

  • E-log book

    Web portal can act as online log book for centralised record of observational data including leaf size, leaf count, etc.
    Data entry can even be customised for inputing any other data in the record.

     

  • 24/7 monitoring
    aspara™ STEM smart grower records the planting parameters including water level, nutrient level, air temperature, water temperature and humidity 24 hours/ 7 days. All parameters are recorded and accessible in the web portal.
     

  • Custom planting program
    Except pre-set planting programs, users can create their own planting program in web portal with lighting, water-related, warning limits and planting stage length adjustable and to be customised to fit users' experiment setting.

 

3. aspara Experimental Seed Kit

There are over 30 types of seeds. Each seed kit comprises 16 seed capsules and the nutrients needed for life science exploration.​

  • Part of aspara STEM
    Easy and simple, guarantee the experimental setup 100% success
     

  • Environmental friendly
    The capsules are made from a bio-degradable material that can be thrown away after use.

Selected seed includes:

Leafy and Salad Vegetable

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Green Lettuce

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Butterhead

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Mizuna

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Mixed Lettuce

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Blue Curled Kale

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Mixed Baby Leaf

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Red Lettuce

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Rocket

Herbs

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Sweet Basil

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Coriander

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Dill

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Parsley

Fruits, Flower and Root Vegetales

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Cherry Tomato

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Radish

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Viola