We have some new rsync backups from our openvino servers! Badly needed....all that matters is the data. But now we have copies.
Alvaro Gandía and Luis Rovello from interblend.org came to visit this morning and share their vision about future wine models!
Everything is flowering at Costaflores Organic Vineyard.
Jordi finished rebuilding echo, our initial blockchain node, and made the udpates to accommodate Vinoblocks. Now we have four nodes up and running for testing.
....and I managed to pull off the battery terminal connector on the Cabernet Sauvignon vinduino...so that sensor group is out of commission until I can solder it back on.
Otherwise, I setup the backup initial backup scripts for OpenBravo. Luckily we didn't lose any information over the past days without a backup.
Today I made a short (10 minute) presentation of Openvino at an INTA event in Mendoza.
The rest of the day was spent working on the vinophonics motorized slider controller and the vinoblock update with Jordi Estapé Canal.
Recently we had to recover our ethereum nodes, due to file system corruption on one of our virtualized servers. We were able to reconnect the nodes, and added a new prototype vinoblock node at Costaflores.
Vinophonics?...we will find out!
Here is where we it starts.
On Saturday, we got to visit the amazing WineLab program at FabLab in Barcelona. Surely, we will be borrowing and sharing ideas with WineLab in the future.
This is an example of a new post on the new server, after having imported the backup copy of the previous server.
Over the weekend, we installed a RasperryWeatherPi and Vinduino at Baussitges. We have some issues pending with the LoRa link between the two stations, but otherwise, all went well. Coincidentally, or maybe accidentally, after installing the weather vanes on the solar panel tower, the solar array stopped working properly and Baussitges is now in the dark. Oops.
This weekend, we are installing sensors (vinduino and RaspberryWeatherPi) in the Pyrnees at Bausstiges.com. This is 2000Ha forest from which we will be extracting organic cork for future vintages, and where we are evaluating the feasibility of planting an experimental Torrontés vineyard on the hillside of a previous, pre-phylloxera vineyard (Clot de la Vinya).
"hotel" - the Baussitges Vinduino LoRa gateway and RasberryWeatherPi.
View from la Llosa
Building the LoRa gateway in the offices in Terrassa.
Joaquín Jiménez building the "Clot de la Vinya" vinduino node.
Currently, data received from vinduinos and sensor stations is being stored in a DB service. Vinduinos and sensor stations send the data collected to Bravo node (10.112.48.22) where the DB is allocated (PostgreSQL 8.3.x server). This database is used by the website (costaflores.com) to display the data for the user to check. A structure similar to the one shown in the following figure:
- Prove that data collected and stored is correct and no negligence is committed during the sensor to bravo communication.
- Control that data stored has no outlier and that everything is working correctly during the Growing the grapes process.
- Add a new feature to allow users interaction with the vineyard via and App that leads them to improve their wine and blockchain knowledge.
Recently, Manuel Ponce Peñalva met with the CNV (Comisión Nacional de Valores) in Argentina to discuss the legality of our ICO. The response was positive, as the CNV does not see the MTB18 as a speculative token. We will continue to work with them as we move towards the "You Drink It, You Own It" security token.
We have added (again) bitcoin as a payment method on shop.costaflores.com.
In the past we accepted BTC as payment in our shop (since 2015), but we had to change the payment module, because before we were using the bitpay.com module which now has a limitation of $100 USD transactions per day.
We are still billing in Argentine Pesos (ARS), but can accept bitcoin as payment. This has a