With the Raspberry Pi 4 and its growing popularity in home automation and automation-related businesses, Greenhouses System developers will be able to take the company’s existing Lynx Systems software, make it more capable, and get a little bit smarter.
“The Lynx ecosystem is really huge, and we think we’re going to be able a lot more advanced,” said Michael Nelms, co-founder and chief operating officer of Greenhouses systems.
“We’re going get really, really deep into it.”
Nelm, a veteran of the software development and manufacturing industry, has been working with Greenhouses for about three years and is one of the company ‘s biggest technology players.
“Lynx is really the foundation of our company,” he said.
“When we started, the main thing we wanted to do was to build our own software, and that’s what we’re doing now.”
“We built Lynx to take advantage of the power of the Raspberry Pis,” said Nelmas.
“If you’re building a home automation system, it’s really nice to be a part of that ecosystem.
It’s really a wonderful opportunity.”
A few weeks ago, Nelmans first saw a Raspberry Pi in person.
“It’s kind of hard to describe how cool it is,” he says.
Nelms’ first task was to get the Pi 3 up and running. “
To build this in the first place, we went to the hardware store and they gave us a Pi 3 for free, so I went home and got it and I started building.”
Nelms’ first task was to get the Pi 3 up and running.
He spent about two months building a working example of Lynx, which he hopes will help others in the future.
“It was really, truly fun.
We spent a lot of time just watching the Raspberry pi and learning the internals of it,” Nelman said.
Nels also built an automated “bot” that runs the system, and the two teams are now looking at making it a bit more “automated.”
Nels said that he hopes the system can help solve some of the problems with the Raspberry and the Raspberry PI, and is currently working on a version that will be more “mature.”
“I really hope we can make this more like the Raspberry,” Nels continued.
“But that’s really, honestly, a very nebulous goal.
We’ve only been building the system for about two weeks, and it’s definitely not finished.”
What’s Lynx like?
Nelmes said that Lynx has the potential to become “the first true Raspberry-like system.”
“[Lynx] can do everything a Raspberry is capable of,” Nesmans said.
“[It’s] like having a fully-featured Raspberry Pi 3, but with a Raspberry’s ARM-based processor.
You can actually take advantage and do things like play games on it, control your lights and thermostats, do all sorts of things.”
The Raspberry Pi system has already received a lot in the way of positive reviews, and Nelts hopes that the product will continue to grow.
Nesmans says that his team is “really excited about what we can do with it.”
For more on Lynx systems, check out our interview with Nelims, who describes his company as a “home automation company focused on the Raspberry.”
Check out the full interview below: