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nshapiro "Hi @nickyname sorry for the delay! you can use many different size pots for this from about 6 inches to 18ish inches. In out kits we use 9.6 ounces..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
nshapiro "Thank you so much Liz! We have a new research note on this coming out any day (text is all copy edited) its just a matter of uploading it now. The ..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
nshapiro "Hi @localman, apologies for any confusion. Vertical (facing upwards close to the rootball) is ideal. It depends on how big your planter is whether ..." | Read more » about 6 years ago
nshapiro "Thanks all! Looks like I'm late to some important comments. Thanks, @warren. I've updated the note per both of your requests. @Odie91that's a gre..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
nshapiro "Thinking about the history of the science behind the kit (photo by Merle Ibach): " | Read more » over 6 years ago
nshapiro "Here are a couple more images of the event. The mesh assembly table: The root cleaning station: " | Read more » over 6 years ago
nshapiro "Here are all the differnt forms of instructions (different sizes and web or print usage): kit_instructions-web_A4.pdf kit_instructions-web_A3.p..." | Read more » over 6 years ago
nshapiro "This is fantastic!!! I can't wait to see these designs spring into life! " | Read more » about 7 years ago
nshapiro "also they have an IAQ monitor installed... but its not clear to me what exactly they are monitoring... and what its detection limits are. " | Read more » about 7 years ago
nshapiro "these are great! thanks you leslie! Also just found this: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/clairy-the-most-amazing-natural-air-purifier-green#/ t..." | Read more » about 7 years ago
nshapiro "sorry to blow up the comments! here is another project that doesn't use any power to increase diffusion of air to the root system https://www.airy...." | Read more » about 7 years ago
nshapiro "Also maybe we should buy and take apart one of these to see how their system works. this is more closely based on NASA research than the Andrea pur..." | Read more » about 7 years ago
nshapiro "So exciting @kkoerner! no need to have a finalized prototype, in-process is a nice time to share and get feedback. I'd also like to circulate your ..." | Read more » about 7 years ago
nshapiro "here are some design precedents we were thinking with a year ago that I just sent to Christophe (we'll talk in may as he gets up to speed). I woul..." | Read more » about 7 years ago
nshapiro "Thanks @kkoerner! For the air purifier, pulsing pumps are a-ok as we are not trying to move air through the roots in a precisely known way, just a ..." | Read more » about 7 years ago
nshapiro "in terms of jeff's questions: I'm not sure I understand the bell jar totally. I think a month is a good time for a test, to minimize illusory short..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
nshapiro "yes! a 3 way would be great, they really do moan when they get jammed. A three way or a two way that vents the non-line engaged channel would be id..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
nshapiro "I love this idea! It really highlights that this kind of intervention could be a way to make the diffuse impacts of indoor air quality quantifiable..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
nshapiro "Absolutely! I just heard back from the UCSD guys and they spent about $200 on 10 kits including plants. Looking forward to seeing your sketches an..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
nshapiro "i think @Zengirl2 has some ideas on this and has maybe been working on a tutorial with a low cost model. I will also ask colleagues at PIAO who mad..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
nshapiro "Its great that your thumb was greener than expected and that the water roots were forming and growing through carbon deposits. Your question about..." | Read more » over 7 years ago
nshapiro "A commenter in @Zengirl2 's adafruit blog post (which is great btw) had a good point. We don't know which is more effective the plant roots or the..." | Read more » almost 8 years ago
nshapiro "@Zengirl2 fantastic! glad to hear you're interested and can't wait to see the post. I'm in philly too and happy to connect you with some of the PA ..." | Read more » almost 8 years ago
nshapiro "Hi Jeff! The RKI FP-30 does not follow an EPA recognized method. For what its worth, the company that makes it claims that their results are very s..." | Read more » almost 8 years ago