Plant boxes in action

Our plant boxes have been in use for a while and show first results: First of all they look pretty cool in the dark.

Assembly of the boxes Glow in the dark A view into our laboratory Top view of the sealed environment Results at the end of the experiment

But we also learned that the correct choice of material and manufacturing process is important. The simple FDM printed boxes using PLA as material are not tight enough. Also sterilization cloud not be performed as it would have been necessary: In the end mold started to grow and we had to dispose the containers. The problem is, that those simple boxes cannot withstand the hot autoclavation process and had to be sterilized using alcohol wet-wipes. The Plants also went dry. This cloud be due to water evaporating trough the walls or too bright illumination.