Presentation Title

Adjusting Food Computer temperatures using a self-designed AC unit

Presenter Information

Almog BoanosFollow

Advisor Information

Dhundy Bastola

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Demonstration

Start Date

2-3-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

2-3-2018 10:15 AM

Abstract

Temperature is one of the major abiotic factors that can significantly affect plant growth and development. It can also affect the metabolic processes in the plant, which is involved in the production of medicinally important compounds. The food computer we have built in our laboratory allows us to control environmental factors such as light, air temperature, humidity and other. However, in the current state, we are unable to reach below room temperature. The goal of this project was to develop this capability in our food computer and achieve a wide range of temperature settings. To accomplish this goal we designed and built a 3D AC unit that is able to reach low (11.3C\ 52.3F) and high (34.4C\93.9F) temperatures. This accomplishment has allowed us one step closer toward our ultimate goal of cloning weather in our food computer.

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Mar 2nd, 9:00 AM Mar 2nd, 10:15 AM

Adjusting Food Computer temperatures using a self-designed AC unit

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Temperature is one of the major abiotic factors that can significantly affect plant growth and development. It can also affect the metabolic processes in the plant, which is involved in the production of medicinally important compounds. The food computer we have built in our laboratory allows us to control environmental factors such as light, air temperature, humidity and other. However, in the current state, we are unable to reach below room temperature. The goal of this project was to develop this capability in our food computer and achieve a wide range of temperature settings. To accomplish this goal we designed and built a 3D AC unit that is able to reach low (11.3C\ 52.3F) and high (34.4C\93.9F) temperatures. This accomplishment has allowed us one step closer toward our ultimate goal of cloning weather in our food computer.