My brother and dad came over to spend a day trying out some of the ideas we talk about. We worked on turning stepper motors into miniature vertical windmills, completed Fogponic Grow Box V2, and made an electromagnetic motor.
The Fogponic Grow Box is an automated, self contained, plant ecosystem. The Grow Box is a fogponic plant box within a humidity and temperature monitored box. The underside of the top lid has strips of LEDs in both blue and red to promote root growth and some flowering effects. The box should require low amounts of additional sun light and minimally impact the surrounding environment.
The grow system suspends mesh plastic pots so roots can reach mist generated by an ultrasonic mister sitting a few inches below water mixed with hydroponic grow solution. Timers turn everything on and off. Initial tests average around a $1.00 a month to run the system in bursts 24 hours a day.
We’re testing sprouting four pots of kale in the system now.