ERB, the hydroponic smart garden, is a product designed to continue educating and engaging people with their food.
Step 1: Rapid Protoype
Initially prototyped in foam core, this model helped get feedback from users about basic aesthetic appearance.
Step 2: Electronic Protoyping
So many circuit boards.! Thanks to the Othermill I was able to quickly iterate through multiple designs, radically changing PCB layout and board components along the way.
Step 3: Final Prototype
Going from foam core to fiberglass was amazing! To see ERB watertight for the first time and then actively responding to SMS messages was just beautiful.
Step 4: Reflection
The true amount of iteration that goes into just a prototype like this makes you respect the craft that much more. I hope to be doing this for a variety of products in the future :) Thanks for checking out ERB!