Todd Rippin has expanded his passion for computer technology to food production.
Rippin has just opened a new store at 241 Kenneth St. in downtown Duncan called Eco Tower Print that harnesses aeroponics-growing technology, which provides a cleaner, simpler, and more effective way to grow fresh and healthy food in just a few weeks.
Rippin creates grow towers at his store that are designed on computers and prints out sections of growing towers, which are made from recycled plastic, layer by layer until complete, using 3D printers.
He said a grow tower is a fully automated growing system with redundancies built in; dual water pumps, flow meter, temperature and humidity sensors, LED grow to light and a small OLED screen that gives you the status of these devices and more.
Rippin said the towers could sprout anything that grows above ground.
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