Food Hacker? Low on Kitchen estate? Small Budget? Mobile/Ghetto Kitchen? A nomadic Hacker in need of protein rich and vitamin packed food supplement with a very low weight/volume footprint in your backpack, which you can grow on-site? Afraid of the Zombie apocalypse and thinking about solutions for supply needs similar to the nomadic hacker's? Want to personally make a change and stop/reduce eating out-of-local-season import fruit, which would otherwise have to travel up to 12.000 km to get to you but worried about vitamin deficiencies? Try Sprouts.
You basically just need seeds, water and a containment/growing environment that produces favorable conditions for the process. Nature does the rest. The SEEDStack is a Proposal/Demonstrator for such an open, integrated, modular and stackable containment/growing system. You can just grab the part files or adapt the model to print your own copies with a 3D printer. No heating or lighting is required, in fact, a dark environment produces better yields. Yum!
More details, videos and instructions on the project page of our Lab, it's still WIP but since it's hacked together in OpenSCAD already with parametric design in mind, you can change it however you like.
Complete source-code, slicing parameters, development and issue tracking:
Let us know how it went or even better, join our collaborative development process and send a pull-request :) Happy Sprouting.
License: CERN OHL 1.2
Unfortunately Thingiverse doesn't carry it in the list.
You can also join us in #apollo on Freenode IRC, if you have questions or would like to chat about it.