Växthus

Automated Greenhouse

 

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Membership level
2017-2018 Team
Team Name
Växthus
Project Title
Automated Greenhouse
Design Challenge
Personal vegetable gardens provide a steady source of fresh vegetables with low environmental impact. Having a small indoor greenhouse is a way for urban apartment dwellers without access to gardening space to have their own personal vegetable garden.

We aim to create an automated, modular, and indoor greenhouse to facilitate high-throughput food growth aimed at serving young professionals who live in urban settings. Our goal is to automate watering, lighting, temperature, and humidity through using sensors to determine the state of the environment, then implementing closed-loop control based on determined thresholds for environmental variables.
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Date Updated
Monday, April 30, 2018
Sponsors
Ellen Kirk/Mervyn Foundation
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Department(s)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Matthew Elliott
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • MECH
Faculty Advisor 2 - Name
Gary Woods
Faculty Advisor 2 - Department
  • ECE
Client First Name
Shea
Client Last Name
Hagy
Client Company/Organization
Chalmers University
Award(s) and Recognition
HSB Shared Space Challenge 1st Prize - $12,000 Prize & Airfare to Sweden to develop and install prototype.
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