I’d like to share some information on designing the new 3D printed solar-powered reflective thermal blinds.
First I’d like to mention that these blinds are designed to be a part of 1x1x1 meter cube - fully autonomous aeroponics system. The mini greenhouse has all four walls covered with these blinds, and on the outer side, it’s covered with solar cells, while the inside is just light reflective material.
The inside of these blinds is 3D printed mesh with 1mm spaces. The inspiration for this comes from Nature Scientific Reports article:
I’ll add more details later if there’s interest in design or people would like to discuss and contribute to this design.