This is an aeroponics cell – a contraption that creates suitable conditions for a plant to grow. As it doesn't use This aeroponic cell design only takes up a tiny bit of space on the kitchen countertop, and, in a week’s time, at least half of the cloves have sprouted!
This aeroponic cell is also a CellSol node. The CellSol project is a distributed communication system that can use LoRa and WiFi for its physical layer, enabling you to build widely spanning mesh networks that even lets you connect your smartphone to it where it’s called for – say, as an internet-connected hub for other devices to send their data through. Besieds, it’s hacker-friendliness has been studied, and one of the intentions of this design is to show how any device with a bit of brains and a SX1276 module can help growers form a local CellSol network, or participate in some larger volunteer-driven CellSol-powered effort.
Ifyou’re looking at this picture and thinking “this is something I’d love to see on my desk”, Robots Everywhere has published the STL files for making a hydroponic cell like this at home, as well as all the code involved, and some demo videos. Hopefully, the amount of aeroponics projects in our tips line is only going to increase.
Read the complete article at hackaday.com.