Plant Printer

Humans x Nature x Machines

A concept that couples the power of phototropism in plants with the precision of computer numerical control. By coupling nature with machines we can manufacture end products directly, with minimal post production.

Stages during development

Shown with the light blocking dome off above. The machine directs the plant growth until the final desired shape is produced.

Plant growth is directed with specialized LED’s on the green rotary blade. In this way, any direction can be achieved within the dome.

How can we leverage the natural properties of plants for devices that we may need?

Potential results