Tertill: Weeding Robot For Home Gardens

Tertill: Weeding Robot For Home Gardens


Jun 13, 2017 @ 17:59 |


Weatherproof and self-charging, Tertill lives in your vegetable or flower garden and takes care of the weeding.


Tertill is a solar-powered and weatherproof robot that weeds your garden every day. With Tertill, gardeners can now enjoy weed-free vegetable and flower gardens, without the monotony and frustration of weeding.  Organic gardeners can breathe easy and enjoy a weed-free, chemical-free garden all season long. Its uses Bluetooth also to talk to your smartphone.

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Solar Powered Weed Control

Tertill Created by Franklin Robotics’ and co-run by Joe Jones – inventor of the Roomba –it is designed to live in your garden and take care of the weeding, come rain or shine.

Tertill lives in your garden and prevents weeds from becoming established.  Using unique design elements and a variety of sensors, Tertill patrols the garden daily, avoiding plants and obstacles while looking for weeds.

Tertill has a very simple idea about the difference between weeds and plants: weeds are short, plants are tall. A plant tall enough to touch the front of the shell activates a sensor that makes it’s turn away. A plant short enough to pass under Tertill’s shell, though, activates a different sensor that turns on the weed cutter. Because Tertill’s approach is height-based, put a small plant collar around short plants until they are tall enough for Tertill to recognize. When it’s approaches the collar, it will recognize it and turn away.

Tertill whacks weeds using a spinning string trimmer, which cuts the weed off near the ground. Because it’s lives in your garden and goes looking for weeds every day, weeds are always small when the robot finds them. Tertill gets its power from the sun. Whenever there is light in the sky—even on cloudy days—it’s solar cell converts the light to electricity. The robot stores the energy in a battery. You don’t need to charge it’s battery.

 

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Tertill Cutting a Weed

Tertill uses four-wheel-drive. This helps Tertill move through soft soil, sand, and mulch, and also helps it’s climb slopes. Its distinctive diagonal wheels make it’s more stable on slopes and help it get past certain terrain challenges. Tertill relies on several sensors and clever programming to keep out of trouble.


  • Keywords: Tertill, Weeding Robot, Organic gardeners, Franklin Robotics,solar-powered.
  • Source: Franklin Robotics
  • Image: Franklin Robotics

 

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