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#1 Trevox

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 06:44 AM

Hey everyone!

For many years I have been growing chili, tomatoes and all kind of edible stuff. When my friend and I bought a 3D-printer together in 2013, one of the first things I wanted to create was some kind of hydroponic planter. Being an industrial designer, this was a way to combine my big interests of design and growing.

 

I started prototyping and eventually I created Botanium, a small hydroponic and easy to use planter that fits by a window sill. Since I didn't have any funds, and I wanted to keep it simple, It was almost entirely 3d-printed. I gave some away to friends and family to try out. I was impressed that my dad, notoriously bad at taking care of plants, actually managed to grow a NuMex twilight with a lot of chilies.

 

Meeting up with two other guys, we set out to make this product a reality. Still the vision is to make a easy to use planter with clean design that grows chilies and herbs FAST.

 

If you're interested in supporting our upcoming crowdfunding campaign, feel free to go to our webpage http://www.botanium.se

The Kickstarter will launch in about one week.

 

Thanks!

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:24 AM

Nice job !!!



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:22 AM

Thanks SavinaRed!



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:44 AM

Very cool concept and I like the design. Light source will be the only challenge for many, everything I grow near a window leans unless I am very good about rotation.

 

A very clean design, best of luck!


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:47 PM

Handsome design.  What retail price do you expect?

 

btw - I suspect your father's thumb is a bit more green than you think - that's a nice looking bonchi


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 10:26 AM

Very cool concept and I like the design. Light source will be the only challenge for many, everything I grow near a window leans unless I am very good about rotation.

 

A very clean design, best of luck!

 

Thanks!

Yeah, you are right. The light source is a challenge for some. We might make lamp later that fits Botanium.


Handsome design.  What retail price do you expect?

 

btw - I suspect your father's thumb is a bit more green than you think - that's a nice looking bonchi

 

It's gonna be $39 for the first 100 on Kickstarter, estimated retail price is $79.

Haha, no I have grown the plant on the picture! My dad is not comfortable with cutting it down like I have.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:20 AM

Great looking piece ! nice job :)



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:59 PM

The campaign is LIVE and we are already at 16%! Thank you everyone who have backed us so far!

https://www.kickstar...d-effortlessly/





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