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Plantmosphere [automated greenhouse system]

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Despite Sub-Saharan Africa's ample agricultural resources, more than one quarter of its 856 million residents are undernourished. Malnutrition plagues the region, resulting in stunted growth in children and lowered productivity in adults. Insufficient education leaves inhabitants unable to effectively use farming technologies, while those living in poverty are unable to afford the expensive imported foods. Plantmosphere Technologies aims to rectify these rampant issues by providing a cheap, sustainable solution.The Plantmosphere is a user-friendly, automated greenhouse system designed to manage a plant's environment for the duration of its growth cycle, with minimal user input. Our product's durability and focus on water recycling makes it an attractive option for the unpredictable Sub-Saharan Africa climate. The Plantmosphere's modular system design allows users to purchase optional modules that provide additional functionality, enhancing the gardening experience.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440.  Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem.  This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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