And there’s the finished product.
As you can see, the ports are indeed in the front, but the clips held them up. However, though the system generally worked very well, especially the fans, humidifiers, and sensors, it’d be remiss not to address the shortcomings.
First of all, the cooling was not even close to powerful enough. Though the system could cool the water down to 60 degrees F, it took way too long and the cooling effect from spraying the water out was minimal. The water reservoir was also too small, having enough for an hour or so of running, not to mention the sealing job came back to haunt me, leading to leaks.
Aside from that, the project was relatively successful and definitely was close to the idea I had in mind. Though the first version is finished for now, I have some ideas to upgrade the cooling system, and also add the ability to heat by reversing the electrical polarity (or simply rerouting the heat) while also fixing reservoir capacity and sealing issues. I also plan on adding a method of watering the plants, since the first version relied on watering purely from the humidifiers. All of that is currently being planned, designed, and worked on.