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AutoCrops

In partnership with Ecosystem by Farmwall

Term: 1-2, 2021

Program Type: Core Program (Design Challenge)

Duration: 2 days consecutive plus 2-3 prework lessons

Year Level: 7-12

In our constantly developing world, the need for more efficient, sustainable and automated ways of living is becoming even more important. In this Design Challenge, students take on the role of product designers, engaged by local entrepreneurs at Farmwall.

This innovative company have developed an urban farming solution for the home, allowing users to grow healthy microgreen crops in a fun and convenient way. Students will learn about zero waste growing, aquaponic and hydroponic care, using manufacturing techniques to develop prototypes that automate parts of the Farmwall Home system.

These designs will have the potential to make growing food at home more efficient, unlocking hours of free time previously spent in maintaining the system, helping transform homes into automated food producing ecosystems. 

Industry Focus

Advanced Manufacturing

Urban Food Production

Curriculum Links
Science

Technology

Engineering

Art

Maths

Success Criteria

Students are able to communicate the key advantages of automated farming systems.

Students can collaborate effectively to create solutions to identified problems​

Students can consider a range of tools, technologies and specialist equipment

Skills Focus

Collaboration

Communication

Creativity

Digital Literacy

Innovation

Problem Solving

 

Capabilities

Critical & Creative Thinking

Personal & Social

Ethical

Tech Skill-Ups
 

Sensor Tech

Microcontrollers

App Design