The name HerBot comes from the words Herb and roBot put together.

This idea is based upon the Gardenbot ( Unfortunately this project does not seem active, but I have used it for ideas and info. As my family and I live in a flat without any access to cultivatable land, I have had to use a window sill. This imposes limitations as to the kind of plants, I can grow, as well as the equipment I can use.

Initial goals

  • Three pots for three different herbs
  • Measurement of light and air humidity throughout the day/week
  • Measurement of moisture individually in each pot throughout the day/week

Future goals

  • Real-time clock
  • Network or Bluetooth capability
  • Imaging of the pots throughout daylight hours


  • Arduino Nano or equivalent (as can be seen in this post, I would now recommend an Arduino MEGA)
  • Light sensor
  • Humidity sensor
  • Real-time clock
  • Bluetooth or  
  • Wireless
  • Battery
  • Computer for reading out the logged data

As more and more people are living in flats without access to allotments or gardens, the idea of Window Farming is becoming more and more popular. HerBot is my attempt at automating and monitoring the growth of plants and herbs in limited spaces, using a microcontroller like the Arduino for the monitoring and automation.

Read more: Her[b]Bot


I am studying and living in a college, where we have a free wireless network. However as it is a corporate network, there are a lot of restrictions on it. A lot of sites and services have been blocked. Without knowing it by fact, my guess is that their filtering policies on ports is on a white list basis, that is they block anything by default, onless it is on the white list. For example, our PS3 is not able to connect to the PlayStation Network, Wii's cannot connect to the Nintendo/Wii network, Steam is not working, etc. I am not able to get my own broadband or fibre connection, so I have to rely on this network for my internet access.

So the plan for this project is to use a Raspberry Pi, connecting to the college network for the main connection, and then use a tethered smartphone to provide connection to the various blocked services, we would like to use. Then I will connect a router or Access Point to to the Pi, which will then provide WiFi access to our lap tops, tablets and phones.

Read more: Dual network gateway with Raspberry Pi (WiP)

This is a solid devotional commentary written by one of the best New Testament scholars, Tom Wright. This is the complete New Testament set, which includes all 18 New Testament ' ... for Everyone' books from Matthew to Revelation as well as a nice cardboard 'book case' for them.

This is a Devotional commentary series, which is especially for the application and illustration part of preparing sermons and Bible studies. If you want a more exegetical commentary, you might want to look at Tyndale.

Each of these books can be bought seperately.

Tom Wright's for Everyone Commentary Library

Tom Wright
London: SPCK
Published 2012
ISBN: 978-0-281-06813-5 

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The Kingdom[1] (Matthew 21:1-11)

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9 NIV)

It is the first day of the week leading up to the annual Pass-Over feast. The celebration of the final plague, where God sent the Angel of Death to kill all the first born males in the land of Egypt. Except for those households, whom the Lord, through Moses, had instructed to sacrifice a lamb and smear its blood on their door posts. The celebration of the Pass Over of the Angel of Death. The celebration of God reedeeming the Jews from the yoke of slavery. The yoke of opression. The yoke of occupation.

Read more: The Kingdom (Palm Sunday 2014)

Good Friday : Jesus Suffering - Your Suffering(Luke 22:7-71)[2]

Jesus's Suffering

It's Thursday evening. Just four days ago Jesus rode into Jerusalem. Triumphantly. The Disciples celebrated Him. The Crowds celebrated Him.

I wonder what He felt – knowing what was to come?


Read more: Jesus Suffering - Your Suffering (Sermon Good Friday 2014)
The Jewish Study Bible

This is the Jewish Study Bible written in English. It features the Torah, Nevi'im, Kethuvim and several Essays on Jewish Interpretation of the Bible, The Bible in Jewish Life and Thought and Backgrounds for Reading the Bible.

It has given me background for Jewish Culture and Thought and relates to our time, even with a Christian view. The book and it's authors seems to have a Jewish background and covers the issues from a Jewish background but with allowance for a Christian perspective.

This book comes highly recommended for your Old Testament studies and for those related to Old Testament studies. It is very helpful in understanding the New Testament references to Old Testament scripture.

The Jewish Study Bible - Featuring The Jewish Publication Society

Tanakh Translation
Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler (Editors)
Michael Fishbane (Consulting Editor)
New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Pages: 2196
ISBN 978-0-19-529751-5

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