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1 Meter of Pi

10 Posts authored by: rockcacti
Previous Blog Posts Blog 1 - Challenge Overview + Plant Growth Factors Blog 2 - Plant Growth Chamber Design Blog 3 - The Project Plan + Prototype Materials Blog 4 - Automation Using The Challenger Kit Blog 5 - Enclosure Prototype + Light/Air/Temperature Blog 6 - Plant Pot System + Assembly Blog 7 - Enviro HAT Data Collection and Plotting Blog 8 - Automation HAT Irrigation System Blog 9 - Wearing Two HATs At Once   Reflection   This challenge sped by really fast! In this short amount of ...
Previous Blog Posts Blog 1 - Challenge Overview + Plant Growth Factors Blog 2 - Plant Growth Chamber Design Blog 3 - The Project Plan + Prototype Materials Blog 4 - Automation Using The Challenger Kit Blog 5 - Enclosure Prototype + Light/Air/Temperature Blog 6 - Plant Pot System + Assembly Blog 7 - Enviro HAT Data Collection and Plotting Blog 8 - Automation HAT Irrigation System   Wearing Two HATs At Once   This time I decided to have a playful pun as the blog title, as it aptly descri ...
Previous Blog Posts Blog 1 - Challenge Overview + Plant Growth Factors Blog 2 - Plant Growth Chamber Design Blog 3 - The Project Plan + Prototype Materials Blog 4 - Automation Using The Challenger Kit Blog 5 - Enclosure Prototype + Light/Air/Temperature Blog 6 - Plant Pot System + Assembly Blog 7 - Enviro HAT Data Collection and Plotting   Automation HAT Setup   The Automation HAT is an attachment that perfectly snaps onto the Pi pins. It is outfitted with inputs and outputs that allow ...
Previous Blog Posts Blog 1 - Challenge Overview + Plant Growth Factors Blog 2 - Plant Growth Chamber Design Blog 3 - The Project Plan + Prototype Materials Blog 4 - Automation Using The Challenger Kit Blog 5 - Enclosure Prototype + Light/Air/Temperature Blog 6 - Plant Pot System + Assembly   Raspberry Pi Setup   Here's a great video by Crosstalk Solutions that shows how to set up the Raspberry Pi. Watch from start up to 21:20 for Pi configuration and SSH setup. Download SSH client PuTT ...
Previous Blog Posts Blog 1 - Challenge Overview + Plant Growth Factors Blog 2 - Plant Growth Chamber Design Blog 3 - The Project Plan + Prototype Materials Blog 4 - Automation Using The Challenger Kit Blog 5 - Enclosure Prototype + Light/Air/Temperature   In this blog, I'll describe my plant pot system and explain how it satisfies the relevant plant growth factors. I'll also demonstrate how my plant pot system innovates upon existing methods.   Plant Pot System   According to the ...
Previous Blog Posts Blog 1 - Challenge Overview + Plant Growth Factors Blog 2 - Plant Growth Chamber Design Blog 3 - The Project Plan + Prototype Materials Blog 4 - Automation Using The Challenger Kit   Enclosure Prototype   I found a 0.5m3 cardboard shipping box in the garage and repurposed it into my enclosure prototype. While the enclosure can certainly accommodate 32 pot systems, I chose to prototype with only 8 so I could focus on quality experimentation over quantity. More on the ...
Previous Blog Posts Blog 1 - Challenge Overview + Plant Growth Factors Blog 2 - Plant Growth Chamber Design Blog 3 - The Project Plan + Prototype Materials   How The Challenger Kit Will Be Used   This is my first time using Raspberry Pi so it will be quite a challenge, but I'm excited to learn!   Raspberry Pi 4 2GB The Raspberry Pi will execute automation code and store data.   PIM487 (Automation HAT Mini) The Automation HAT will automate the irrigation system.   PIM486 ...
Previous Blog Posts Blog 1 - Challenge Overview + Plant Growth Factors Blog 2 - Plant Growth Chamber Design   The Project Plan: T-minus — 10 Weeks   Now that I have a design, it's time to create my project plan, a roadmap for how my design will become a prototype!   Research The problems addressed by the project will be researched The challenge kit of parts will be researched with respect to using them in the project   System Design Plant pot design Chamber enclosure d ...
Previous Blog Posts Blog 1 - Challenge Overview + Plant Growth Factors    The Space Salad System Concept: Three Delicious and Nutritious Meals a Day   Having outlined how to grow plants in microgravity, I can now focus on what types of plants to grow as well as the spatial arrangement of the plants. The goal is to feed and nourish a rocketship crew so what came to my mind right away was salad! (Salad lettuce is a no-brainer because it is so easy and quick to grow!) I call my conc ...
My Background Hello! My name is Anthony Neil Tan and I am a UC Berkeley Bioengineering undergraduate. Last year, I competed in NASA's Growing Beyond Earth (GBE) maker contest with the goal of becoming a better engineer. 1 Meter of Pi is surprisingly similar to GBE, but this time around, 1 Meter of Pi is an individual challenge. I won't have engineering team members to fall back on, but instead I will have the opportunity to face challenges head-on and develop a newfound confidence in my enginee ...