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Welcome to installment number seven of my new weekly series, the Design Challenge Project Summary. Just like the three previously featured projects, this week’s featured project is from the Vertical Farming Design Challenge, and is one of my favorites from the challenge. The Vertical Hydroponic Farm by James O'Donnell (jamesod) is one of the most frequently updated blogs of this challenge.     The goal of Project: Vertical Hydroponic Farm, is to create a system to control and m ...
The past seven days have been a little slow for the majority of the projects in the Vertical Farming Design Challenge, but thankfully, Element14 has decided to extend the challenge by another month. The contestants were urged to begin sprouting their seeds in order to finish the challenge so that they have a month to grow. I have been sick over the last few days, so please forgive the tardiness of this post and updates to my projects.   Vertical Farming Design Challenge  In the past s ...
The past seven days have been a little slow for the majority of the projects in the Vertical Farming Design Challenge, and only a few projects have made progress. I completely understand though, and I have failed to update both of my projects in the last few days myself. I have made a ton of progress, but I have just not had enough time to finish writing the post up and editing the videos for them. Fortunately, the three projects that were updates, were updated a few times each, and each post sh ...
It’s been a crazy last two weeks for me, and a busy one for the Vertical Farming Design Challenge. In the past seven days we have seen quite a few new updates posted, with a lot of progress being made in each post. This week I want to quickly cover my top two favorite blog post from the Vertical Farming Design Challenge, and then post a separate update to one of my Design Challenge Project Summaries with some awesome updated progress.   Vertical Farming Design Challenge  In the ...
Welcome back for another Design Challenge Project Summary. I apologize for my posting schedule being off, but recent bad weather here in South Carolina has put me a little behind. This week we are featuring Project: Automated Farm, by Ognyan Chikov (ochikov). A late starter due to shipping delays, project Automated Farm is now in full swing, and progressing quickly.   Ognyan is keeping the environment in mind by recycling an old shipping pallet as his vertical growing medium, something I a ...
With about a month left in the Vertical Farming Design Challenge, the contestants are stepping their games up and working hard on completing their projects. It’s been a very wet week for me here in South Carolina, and with me being confined mostly to my home I have had a chance to read over this week's project updates a few times. So let’s see which projects caught my eye in the past week.   Vertical Farming Design Challenge  In the past seven days we have seen five update ...