root by ohneka farms provides a smart hydroponic gardening system root by ohneka farms provides a smart hydroponic gardening system
nov 26, 2014

root by ohneka farms provides a smart hydroponic gardening system

root by ohneka farms provides a smart hydroponic gardening system
all images courtesy of ohneka farms

 

 

 

co-founder and lead designer, eric de feo, of ohneka farms refers to the company’s project ‘root’ as, ‘a way for people to experience the farm without being at the farm every day.’ the smart hydroponic device is space-efficient, easy-to-use gardening system that can hold up to 16 vegetables, herbs, or flowers with no dirt or pesticides.

 

 


video courtesy of ohneka farms

 

 

 

the construct is powered by an LED light system that has been optimized to accelerate growth. the technology has the ability to adjust to the atmosphere, changing its illumination in relation to the time of day. below the diffuser, the body features pockets in which users can place pods with various plants. once water has been poured into the top opening, the garden can be synced wireless with an app for custom settings such as sleep time and the amount of hydration necessary.

ohneka farms root smart hydroponic gardening system
the body fits within one square foot

 

 

 

the prototype was 3D printed out of nylon at shapeways in new york city. after testing functionality of ‘root’ for three years using PVC piping, ohneka farms is excited to share their final design. the project is currently seeking funding on indiegogo here.

ohneka farms root smart hydroponic gardening system
easy access to herbs and vegetables

ohneka farms root smart hydroponic gardening system
users can wirelessly sync their phones with the device

ohneka farms root smart hydroponic gardening system
garnishing a drink

ohneka farms root smart hydroponic gardening system
the light adjusts to the brightness of its surroundings

ohneka farms root smart hydroponic gardening system
closeup of the plants

ohneka farms root smart hydroponic gardening system
putting in the pods

ohneka farms root smart hydroponic gardening system
pouring water into the top of the garden

ohneka farms root smart hydroponic gardening system
the construct accommodates 16 organic herbs and vegetables

ohneka farms root smart hydroponic gardening system
‘root’ is designed with your lifestyle in mind

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here. 

  • How many more designers do we need acting like they’ve invented hydroponic systems?

    Will says:
  • Nice. We do quite a bit of indoor gardening during the winter, but these people make it a decorative accent. 😉 Chris at catesgarden.com

    Chris says:
  • Love the design. As far as setting light and watering cycles, will this system need an advanced degree? Or will it operate on a default setting?

    Jennifer says:

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