Sprouts I/O is a project developed by Jenny Broutin of the Changing Places group at the MIT Media Lab. It is designed to allow people in an urban environment to easily grow their own produce by incorporating aeroponics, sensors, automation, and mobile applications into a fully integrated networked and responsive system. Through this technology, farming can be brought to cities and and help create a feedback cycle for healthier, more sustainable living. I joined the group in the fall of 2012 as an undergraduate research assistant. My job was to help design and manufacture the physical part of the system. Collaborators include: Jenny Broutin, Louis Thiery, Blake Jackson, Alex Konradi, Abdi Dirie, and Rich Fletcher.