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This post covers my original design and how I am approaching the development of a High- Tech Vertical Farming System, by bullet points: a. Once I have completed the build of a small scale-model (25% of full size), I propose to carry out a reverse engineering exercise and split-out the various sections to analyse the structure and see what could be made better for the full-size version. b. In essence, this will be achieved by taking one square metre level and stretching it out so that I have a ...
stevotech

WEEK ONE - ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted by stevotech Oct 25, 2020
Four days since announcement of Sponsored Challengers finalists/winners and I have mapped out the 10-12 weeks programme of work: Draft mechanical designs and detail materials and equipment for the complete module. This will be the most difficult and I am considering making a scale-model to see how the various sections will best fit together. I will probably use standard plastic shapes as these could probably be produced by 3D printing for the final build (and a 3D printer might be part of the & ...
Here is a list of previous blogs Gr0G - 01 - Introduction Gr0G - 02 - Why aeroponics? Gr0G - 03 - High-pressure system design   In this post, I will give some sketches of Gr0G box from a mechanical point of view. The structure will be built with aluminum extrusion. I found some bars designed to house LED strips (see picture). These bars will made up the top and bottom panels of the cube.   The four lateral panels will be made up with a bar for the LED strip, two L-shaped aluminu ...
Here is a list of previous blogs Gr0G - 01 - Introduction Gr0G - 02 - Why aeroponics?   In this post, I will try to share some thoughts about the design that came into my mind when I tried to think about an aeroponic system that may work both on a planet and in microgravity In microgravity, water behaves in a completely different way than on earths. You can not collect water in a tank, because it floats around in spheres because of surface tension. This means you can not use a pump. The on ...
BLOG# 3 -Edible Algae System - (Growing Spirulina in space) Research Instrumentation version 1.1   This is my 3rd blog post in a series of blog post for the Design Challenge 1 Meter of Pi   The Blog will include my research on Instrumentation needed, other than the Challenger kit, to aid in growing of Spirulina in the Growing Housing (GH) Unit. Introduction Parts List Growing Environment Unit Parts. Growing Housing Parts Controller Unit Parts Parts Descripti ...
Designing the System concept  The Space Vegetables project will have some electronics to control and some sensors to monitor. The 1 Meter of Pi challenge will offer: 1 Raspberry PI 4 2GB 1 Automation HAT mini 1 Enviro HAT 1 PICO HAT Hacker   Because the Automation HAT and the Enviro HAT are not stackable, another Raspberry PI will have to be used. Since I have a Raspberry PI 3B+ available, that will be used and a Raspberry PI Zero W for the Twitter updates. Raspberry PI 4 2GB ...
One of the direct commercial offshoots of the Rest The Pest project is the ability to simply put fleas, lice, mites and ticks to sleep both when indoors and outdoors and earn valuable peace of mind, for both you and your pets. SO we need to modify any available delta wave sleep NREM technology to the entomological, and the way to do that is easy, with a wave transducer coil, one can induce delta sleep as researched in induced sleep studies in the fruit fly. As a starter can a commodity off the ...
After a terrific series of events at Space, we are all geared up to do more research here to learn about the lifeform that we are going to grow.   Earlier, in  1. SPACE CRASHHH... and need to grow food to survive! Whhat??, we had fully convinced ourselves that we'd harvest Spirulina, so today's research matter would mostly include what kind of environmental conditions are a must for us to maintain healthy growth of these algae systems.   This research is essential to designing a ...
The Space Vegetables project consists in cultivating vegetables for consumption in a almost automated hydroponics setup. The objective is the minimum maintenance by an Astronaut, because they have other work to do.   Here I'm going to try to describe, very basically and short, what is hydroponics - bare in mind that this all new to me.   What is Hydroponics  Hydroponics is the science of cultivating plants in a solution of water and nutrients where the plant roots are supported ...
BLOG# 2 -Edible Algae System - (Growing Spirulina in space) System Concepts version 1.1 This is my 2nd blog post in a series of blog post for the Design Challenge 1 Meter of Pi Growing Housing Unit (GH) Growing Environmental Unit -- GEU Controller Unit 1 (CU1) GEU instruments controlled by the CU1 Controller Unit 2 (CU2) GH instruments controlled by the CU2 GH Environment elements controlled by the CU2 4 Growing Housings = 1MCubed space Spirulina yield B ...
As much as we hope this happens to none...but we gotta be prepared. Crisis doesn't come telling.   This is about preparing for the odds that we wish never occur.. such as the ongoing pandemic, falling short of eatables in space, run out of food in a water expedition. These aren't easy situations at any level but we're exactly going to try to solve such a situation..by Tech!   So the present situation is... I, along with my crew of 5 other people had flown using our spaceship to clos ...
Hi all ! Hope everyone is fine.   This weekend was the beginning of the construction of the greenhouse for the Hydroponics setup. Why a greenhouse ? It's winter in the northern hemisphere, so cold and no sun will start to be a constant and will be easier to control the space (1m of PI) and have a structure to attach the controls and lights.   Greenhouse  The greenhouse has the following dimensions: 1mx1mx1m . In the end, its a cube with 1m3 of volume .     It's b ...
Here is a list of previous blogs Gr0G - 01 - Introduction   This challenge focuses on creating something that can grow food both on Mars and during the travel. Yielding on a planet (well, I mean... yielding with gravity) is a well-known topic, but what happens to plants on a starship? When plants are exposed to microgravity, they are exposed to stresses that lead to diseases and poor crops. NASA has performed many experiments aboard of ISS with the Veggie and Advanced Plant Habitat proj ...
amgalbu

Gr0G - 01 - Introduction

Posted by amgalbu Top Member Oct 18, 2020
IntroductionGrowing crops in microgravity is in many way different from farming on earth. In particular, the challenges of growing plants is space are Space is an important resource on a spaceship, so it must be exploited to the utmost. However, in a microgravity environment, there is also a big opportunity in that there is no up or down: plants simply grow towards the light Plants are exposed to stresses like hypoxia and oxidation due to poor soil aeration At your destination site, there are ...
Previous Blogs 1.  2Pi Microgravity Garden Blog 1 | Getting Started   Blog #2 Summary: 1. Set up Raspberry pi (my own raspberry pi 4 as I haven't received the kits from Element 14 yet - where are they now???). 2. Pick a couple of water bags to try hydroponic systems for 360 degree garden.   In my "Sustain the World" design challenge, I worked on the smart hydroponic system. My last blog post of Sustain the World is in this link: Measure Climate Change with Hydroponic System Blo ...