DIY Self-Sustained Solo Cup Hydroponic Kit for AeroGarden Seed Pods
It all started out as part of a proposal for a science grant…but the ball kept rolling even after ANDesign Lab’s drought-adaptive garden sensor proposal was submitted.
Just like that–the next idea struck–a DIY Self-Sustained Hydroponic Kit for AeroGarden Seed Pods.
List of tools:
3D Printed Seed Pod
8v Water Pump
Concept sketches are a must! There can be no proper execution without a proper foundation.
By stacking the pods and running a tube through the cups, water was able to be pumped and filtered into the entire hydroponic set up.
Aside from creating the hydroponic kit from scratch, ANDesign designers also designed gardening pod prototypes for this experiment. Check out early concepts!
Not only did they conceptualize the gardening pods, but 3D-printed them all in-house as well.
The gardening pods are used to keep the Root Riot fertilizer squares afloat absorbent balls while damp, keeping the seed hydrated but never overflown.
Well played, well played.
The water pump filters water thru the clear tubing which drips water into every pod, which then re-filters the excess and collected water back into the water supply.
It’s quite nice having a hanging garden…something about it just manifests the right amount of tranquility.
Until this happens…quick! Clean this up before the dogs get here.
Lets try this again…One drop at a time.
No place to hang your gardening pods? No problem. Lets 3D some hangers!
Which hanging technique is your favorite?
Damn. Nice car.
Check back in to see what comes of this Instructable session!