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.
/Rasmus from Sweden