Make All the Things Part 3: Vertical Garden

This is an introduction to the next project we will be taking on for the Make all Things Series. This project will be giving us a new found understanding of the skills required within the field of botany as well as design research and collaboration.

GROWLAY 3D Printer Filament Allows You to Grow Plants, Mushrooms or Even Cheese

If you grew up in the 1980s or ’90s, you’re likely familiar with Chia Pets, those terra cotta figures shaped like animals, cartoon characters or people’s heads. All you had…

3D Printing Used to Develop Sensors That Measure Plants’ Use of Water

Plants don’t talk, so humans can only observe to see how well they’re doing or how they’re reacting to their treatment and environment. But researchers at Iowa State University have…

Hydroponic GrowGrow is Your 3D Printed Solution to Plant-Growing Woes

My apartment is full of plants, and I keep adding more in an effort to bring the outdoors inside my home, in effect. I love having them, but they can…

3D Printing and Other High-Tech Solutions Could Create Lots of New Jobs in Agriculture

Agriculture and technology, at first glance, may not seem to go together. Technology is a broad term, but we usually associate it with the future, while agriculture brings up images…

AstroGro — The Self Sustainable 3D Printed Bio-farm For Space

Coming as a shock to no one, humans need to eat food. As NASA readies its (still decades-off) manned mission to Mars, one of the problems that need to be…

3D Printing Meets Green Living in Landscape Architects’ Cella Planters

3D printing and eco-conscious design team up once again with the introduction of Cella, the brainchild of Harvard Graduate School of Design graduates and innovators Yongkyu Kim and Jonghyun Baek….

Green Thumb Whimsy: Designer Colleen Jordan Creates 3D Printed Wearable Plant Series

Maker and designer Colleen Jordan has a very organic definition of the word handmade, and she has applied that in an inimitable 3D printed project that combines technology and plant life in…

Italian Researchers Develop “Plantoid” Robot With 3D Printed Trunk and Root-Like Sensors

Despite the reality of contemporary robotics, humans seem to persist in imagining a future that is at least semi-populated with mechanized, anthropomorphic “beings.” The Sci-Fi genre certainly reflects our greatest…


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