Aeroponics

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Aeroponics
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What:
Self-contained experiment in aeroponics
Participants:
User:Xanadu
Locations:
Windowsill at space in the corner near microwave/sink/urn

“The process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil or an aggregate medium” —Wikipedia

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Timeline

If any problems with the setup in the space, simply turn off the socket at the wall (the one with the timer plugged in it). Contact Andrew/Xanadu


05/11/2015

Beta version

Eventually bought a bigger pump, as the custom printed part for the smaller pump didn't help.

Bought a 1m cut of clear PVC to keep everything in.

3D printed and acetone welded together bits for a ‘scaffolding’ to sit on top.

Taken two cuttings from a chrysanthemum, which are sitting in two of the net pots with expanded clay pellets.

Have no idea if this will work, but will be interesting to see.

23/07/2015

3D printed a custom part to directly connect my pump (with an odd 10mm outlet) to a 1/2" pipe connector to fit my sprinkler. Still having issues with a lack of pressure.

Looking into buying a better quality sprinkler head, and/or a bigger pump.

22/07/2015

Paint it black

Bucket and lid spray-painted black. Apparently, if the bucket lets light in, this prevents root growth.

20/07/2015

Holes drilled, net pots fitted

Finally got around to marking and drilling out holes in the lid, and fitting the net pots.

21/03/2015

Have bucket, net pots, big pump, small pump, spray heads, two types of tubing, hose connectors.

Have decided it would be great to put a PiCam inside the bucket, to create a timelapse of root growth. Plus, this is a unique use of a Pi and PiCam, to my knowledge (No, it turns out it isn't [quite])

Want to document the whole process and experiment on video—make a video for the SMI YouTube page?

03/03/2015

Ordered food safe bucket, net pots, pump, spray heads.

Considering growing a chilli plant(s).

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