Gallery: Revolutionary Green Wheel hydroponic garden grows food faster ...

 
The wheel is also simple to use with an intuitive control interface that can be managed through a smartphone or tablet.

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  1. visualkev June 15, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I’d buy one of those and i dont even garden. It is very cool.

  2. Abigail Watson August 15, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    @risom.de… there’s quite a few technical advantages: fewer light bulbs are needed, because all the bulb lighting is going to plants, and not to dark corners of your room, leading to increased photosynthesis/m^2 production. Also, the rotary action provides a simple flood-plain irrigation cycle that simulates nightly rainfall, without the use of pumps and timers and flood-plain pans, and without the waterlogging that pure drip hydroponics causes. And LEDs are used precisely because of thermal dissipation.

  3. risom.de May 29, 2012 at 7:37 am

    While it really looks nice I fail to see the technical advantage of this design. The rotating wheel simply replaces two trays above each other – and adds moving parts, which usually are the most failure prone element of every mechanical design.

    An additional problem: To my knowledge you can’t buy high power LEDs (which are both the only really efficient ones and the only ones suitable to produce food) in a form factor usable in this design. There also is not enough room for thermal dissipation of the waste heat of the LEDs. I really doubt this design will be developed into a product.

  4. Green Joy May 29, 2012 at 5:03 am

    That’s definitely one of the more unique hydroponics design I’ve seen. I think it might be effective since the motor (I’m not sure since I’m not an engineer) won’t consume much energy if it was implemented properly.

    Juan Miguel Ruiz

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