Maker Faire

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We had a great time at the 2017 Maker Faire at the San Mateo Fairgrounds! Many thanks to all that visited. At times we had 20+ folks surrounding our booth. And it was really fun to hear from folks who came last year and built their own A-Frame system.

We’re also honored to be recognized with an Editor’s Choice and Best in Class (sustainability) awards. 

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Parts list
• Wood (6 – 2”x4” x 8’, about $15 at Home Depot/Lowes)
• Metal braces 4 (or two) EZ Frame Bracket by Swing-N-Slide ($8 each at Amazon)
• PVC pipes 5 – 10’ 3” diameter PVC pipes ($12.67 each at Ewing Irrigation)
• PVC pipe caps 20 – 3” diameter ($1.50 each at Home Depot/Lowes)
Plastic pipe hangers 10 – 3” diameters ($10 for 10-pack at Lowes)
• Misc ¾” PVC connectors and pipe (pretty cheap at Home Depot/Lowes)
Uni-seals 12- ¾” diameter (about $1.50 each on eBay)
Microtube grommets 12 – ¼” ($.30 each at Horizon Hydroponics)
• 27 gallon heavy duty bins 2 (about $9 each at Home Depot/Lowes)
• Water pump PonicsPump PP53006 ($32 on Amazon)
2 Inch White Slotted Mesh Net Pot 100 pack ($17.50 on Amazon)
pH and EC meter $15- $100 on eBay
Oasis Horticubes growing medium 1″ # 5225, 162 units/sheet ($11.99 sheet at GrowHome.com or American Hydroponics, $100 for 20 sheets)
• Nutrients 2-part mix $15 at Amazon or American Hydroponics for larger quantities.

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