The Grow Room consists of the aeroponics plumbing, ventilation, lighting and enclosure.
The controller is a project unto itself. Controlling the aeroponics, ventilation and lighting will be a Raspberry Pi. I am developing Aerolang, an open-source software built with Erlang to be run on a Raspbian installation, with a web based front-end and minimal physical interface.
Grow Room Design
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Phase 1 ~ Feb. – Apr.
- Make necessary home repairs and improvement.
- Design HPA plumbing, Enclosure and ventilation.
- Start work on controller software.
- Order parts.
Phase 2 ~ Apr. – Jun.
- Complete controller software, begin testing on Raspberry Pi.
- Test assemble aeroponics plumbing.
- Test assemble enclosure, fit ventilation.
Phase 3 ~ Jun. – Jul.
- Install enclosure
- Install ventilation
- Install lighting
- Install aeroponics system
- Install controller
- Tune system
Marijuana Growing Forum
Jorge Cervantes’s website forum, absolute amazing resource with a friendly community.
Roll It Up
An amazing community of expert growers and system builders.
A massive grower forum.
Highly knowledgeable community.
Hot Pepper Forum – hydromike Dec. ’12
An absolutely fantastic rundown of the basics of aeroponics components.
This site is a treasure trove of information on aeroponics. Great way to get acquainted at the system level view.
Garden Web Forum – ethnobotany Nov. ’12
Ethnobotany outlines their aeroponics design, good source of component details.
A step by step breakdown for a 6″ PVC aeroponics system.
Grass City Forum – datt420 Jan. ’13
Another well documented 6″ PVC system.
Good overview of environment control.
Excellent article on proper temperature for cannabis.
Grow Room Construction
Straight forward guide on reflective materials for the grow room.
Learn You Some Erlang
A simply brilliant introduction to Erlang.
I decided on this book after reading countless reviews on amazon for this book and Rosenthal’s Handbook. I am not far into yet, and already I am getting a more complete picture of the growing process. As I work through this book I am sure it will influence changes to the grow room design and component selection.
Marijuana Garden Saver
I am sure this reference will be invaluable once the grow season is under way.
– Indica Sloth