Plant Nanny: If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try, try again
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Plant Nanny: If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try, try again

My project, if you remember (see previous post), is to train plants to associate fans with light and hopefully get them to grow in the direction of a fan after they’ve been trained. Radiolab has also done an awesome podcast on this.

 

How hard can it be to set 48 of these up?

I’ll split it into the plant-growing process, the mechanical building process, and the electronics building process.

Plant-growing process:

Mechanical building process of the bifurcated pot:

Electronics building process (I started out electronically illiterate):

Conclusion: My prototype is set up and my plants are being trained!!

Next steps:

  • Lasercut (once the machine is fixed) and set up final design
  • Collect data

 

Me in the 5th week:


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