The OpenAg Tree Computer™ is a hardware platform for decoding how a hazelnut tree's environment impacts its subsequent fruit quality, yield, flavor, and other traits of interest. Above is a time lapse of the one third-scale prototype of the chamber. This winter we'll launch the prototype for testing its architecture, insulative properties, and light distribution. After verifying the design, we'll move onto a full-scale version of Tree Computer, which will incubate a set of adult Hazelnut trees for full life-cycle expirimentation.
With expertise in woody species morphology, I am assisting OpenAg's lead Systems Architect, Zander Auerbach, with both hardware and experimental design.