Prototype III: Further System Development

Research Questions:

Plant System:

  1. How feasible is it to raise Spirulina for food in an urban environment?
  2. How much Spirulina (as food) will the Urban Farm Pod System produce on a daily basis?
  3. What is the optimum environment to produce fresh Spirulina in an urban farm setting? 
  4. How efficient is Spirulina in terms of providing nutrients into the human diet?
  5. What types of food product can we make with our Urban Farm Pod System Spirulina?
  6. What can a networked living system (i.e. internet of plants or smart systems) tell us about growing gardens and food?

Network System:

  1. How can the pod behave more like a living system, i.e. a cooperative, system that shares resources and communicates? Can networking/data monitoring assist in this process?
  2. How can monitoring-at-a-distance (iOS or web) benefit users of this system?
  3. What can we gain from having sensors/data monitoring? What do we do with this data?

 

 Image from Jimmy Tang

Image from Jimmy Tang

 Image from Jimmy Tang

Image from Jimmy Tang