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Botany science fair project
Count insects in a greenhouses to determine a control strategy.




Project Information
Title: Catch, identify and count insects on sticky cards in greenhouses in order to determine a control strategy.
Subject: Botany / Agriculture
Subcategory: Plant Cultivation / Plant Pesticides
Grade level: High School - Grades 10-12
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Engineering
Cost: Low
Awards: 1st Place, Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair ($400)
Affiliation: Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair
Year: 2014
Materials: 12V 5A switching power supply, Passive PoE Injector, TSR12450 DC/DC Step-Down Converter, Raspberry Pi Model B, Plexiglass, Raspberry Pi Camera
Description: The device developed here photographs the yellow sticky card traps every 24 hours and uses an original object detection algorithm to identify and count three common greenhouse pests. The program then communicates the results to the greenhouse grower through a variety of methods, (Email, Twitter, Dropbox).
Link: http://www.virtualsciencefair.org/2014/frie14b
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