We had our first public appearance with our open-source Mushroom Growing Fridge aka ‘Growfridge’ at the Open Source Circular Economy Days Helsinki 2016.
What is a Growfridge?
A growfridge is a micro-mushroom farm. The main component is a refrigerator. This is retro-fitted to create optimal growing conditions for mushrooms to grow and fruit. With this “Growfridge” you can have a growing and fruiting room to cultivate up to 3 kg of fresh oyster mushrooms per month at home.
The workshop consisted of drilling holes in the fridge for air-exchange and installing a CPU-fan, a humidifier, a lamp and hygro/thermometers.
- a refrigerator with 2 compartments
- an ultrasonic humidifier (we used a Trixie Fogger XL)
- a water-proof lamp
- a hygro/thermometer
- a CPU-fan (12V, about 0,1A)
- an adapter 230AC – 12DC
- 3 timers
Before the workshop we connected the CPU-fans to the adapter to make them run on 230 AC.
The project is under construction, but please let us know if you are interested in helping to develop this product.
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