Great project. Many thanks to @Caleb and the others at MIT.
Great to see so many people building - all over the world.
Recently started info gathering and material sourcing (identifying what we have in our stockpiles).
We are a small hackerspace in a rural area of Denmark.
We await v2.0 before building.
Possibly do some hacks:
1. Looking for alternatives to all the plastic parts
2. Lights hack #1 - possible to lower/raise them, depending on plant height; to maximize light intensity.
3. Lights hack #2 - lights need different wavelengths throughout their lifecycle; therefore the wavelength must be controlled.
4. Nutrition hack - plants need 16 nutritiants. With fixed fertilizer mixes, it will be difficult to develop the optimal recipe. Maybe it is possible to have a more "atomized" approach, mixing from several bottles before vaporizing.
5. Divide hack - since plants need different humidity, nutrition and light wavelengths, both between species and within their lifecycle, a division system could be interesting. Thinking about 4 chambers. Light needs to be on all the time, but measurements and feed does not be contnous (I assume). Separate lighting but valves to control which chamber to feed. Maybe some shared sensors (rotation system?)
Where: Fjerritslev, Jammerbugt, Denmark