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Welcome to my last installment of the Weekly Design Challenge Wrap-up for 2015. This week marks the end of the Vertical Farming Design Challenge, something I am truly sad to see come to an end. Over the last year we have seen many great project blogs from all of the challengers who participated in our design challenges. So many wonderful ideas from Enchanted Cottages, to Medical Devices, and now to highly intelligent Automated Greenhouses were born this year, and the knowledge that their creator ...
With less than one week left in the Vertical Farming Design Challenge one particular project is soaring ahead while one other is marching steadily towards the finish line. This is an exciting and sad week for me as I get to see one of my favorite challenges wrap up, but I know that the knowledge shared here will not only benefit myself, but many others as well. This weeks update is going to be short and sweet due to only two projects getting updates.     Vertical Farming Design Challen ...
There are only fourteen days left in the Vertical Farming Design Challenge, and in the past week we have seen the resurrection of one project that had fallen stagnant. With the challenge’s end drawing ever closer, now is the time for the challengers to step up their game, and to make their projects shine.     Vertical Farming Design Challenge  In the past seven days we have seen six updates posted across three of the challenge’s projects, and one blog post added to th ...
Welcome back for another Design Challenge Project Summary. This week I am going to take a bit of a detour from my normal format, and talk about the projects that got started and quickly fell off, or never started at all. I call these projects “no-starters,” and I see them in almost every design challenge we host here at Element14. I would like to state that I am not accosting anyone, and I fully understand that things happen unexpectedly.   Before I get started listing out the ...
With just over three weeks left in the Vertical Farming Design Challenge, a lot of work is getting done across a few of its most updated projects. There are plants growing, chemical analysis is being performed on the systems, and a few of the nutrient dispensing systems are being optimized.   Vertical Farming Design Challenge  In the past seven days we have seen again seen eight updates posted across three of the challenge’s projects. This week I am going to cover two of the mos ...
Welcome back for another Design Challenge Project Summary. This week I am going to take a look at a project that showed so much potential but for whatever reason, faded away around the beginning of September. Project Solar Farm by Joshua Tsai (nightdrakon) was one of the projects that I got very excited about early on. The concept of powering your vertical farm using a renewable resource like solar power is something I wish more contestants would have explored.     Joshua’s bas ...
With the Vertical Farming Design Challenge, extended for another month, a few of the challengers have taken advantage of the extra time and kicked their projects into high gear! To top things off, Element14 has announced that the next Design Challenge will be centered around Music Technology! I will talk more about this at the bottom of this post.     Vertical Farming Design Challenge  In the past seven days we have seen eight updates posted across three of the challenge’s ...