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In this phase, our group developed multiple solutions for the primary functions of the seed-starter lab. We then analyzed each solution using techniques such as benchmarking, Pugh analysis, and feasibility analysis. After selecting optimal solutions for each individual function, we developed several concepts for the system as a whole. Analyzing each system design idea and comparing its functionality to our customer & engineering requirements allowed us to select a system design.
Concept DevelopmentFiltration Pugh
Light Sensor Pugh
Light Source Pugh
Temperature Measurement Pugh
Based on this Pugh analysis our group was able to conclude that the best system design will include a heating pad, arduino/RFID heat sensor, RFID light sensor, HID light, coffee filter, and a closed system with a door to access the plants.