Applications and Implications
Have you answered these questions:
[x] what will it do?
[x] who has done what beforehand?
[x] what materials and components will be required?
[x] where will they come from?
[x] how much will it cost?
The answers to the questions above will allow you to create your BOM, or Bill Of Materials.
[x] what parts and systems will be made?
[x] what processes will be used?
[x] what tasks need to be completed?
[x] what questions need to be answered?
[x] what is the schedule?
[x] how will it be evaluated?
Final Project 2021 - Abundance
What will it do?
Abundance is a growing tank for aquatic plants, primarily duckweed. It has a tank for water where the plants will grow on the surface. The tank will have a DHT-11 temperature and humidity sensor. Users will be able to track conditions through a display which will output the readings of the DHT-11.
Who's done what beforehand?
Several final projects in Fab Academy have been developed that seem similarly aligned. Aquapioneers by Guillaume Teyssie at Green Fab Lab in 2016. In this project Guillaume uses a DHT22 for air temperature. He also uses a pH probe which helps to keep track of nutrients in the water/solution.
What will you design?
I designed the electronics, the housing, and the enclosure. I have chosen to use as much as I can salvage from the local environment as possible. I want to think of this project as a speculation into a possible future. Thinking about shows like 100 Years After Humans, I wonder want a future would look like in which plants and machines form a mutualistic relationship.
What materials and components will be used?
I am using materials found in bins in Barcelona neighborhoods. I accented the device with a modified form of basketry made from lasercut cookie boxes. I also found a piece of abstract art that I lasercut to form the end cap. I found an Orbit gum display that I disassembled and used for the main structure. I composited the tank and lid from burlap, resin, and hardener. My electronics are based on the hello world board from Fab Academy. Each device in the system has an ATTiny44 microcontroller with headers for power and communications. I have a DHT11 sensor from a 37 component Arduino sensor kit in Fab Lab BCN. I also have a 16x02 LCD display from Fab Lab BCN. I have a SparkFun SerLCD v2.5 backpack for serial communication between the ATTiny 44 and the LCD.
Where will come from? How much will they cost?
See final project page for full BOM
What parts and systems will be made? What processes will be used?
- Lid and Tank – computer aided design; computer controlled machining; composites
- ATTiny 44 microcontroller boards - Electronics design; embedded programming; input devices; output devices
What questions need to be answered?
- What are the optimal conditions to grow aquatic plants?
- How can I simulate the conditions for more starch or protein content in plants?
- What are recipes for food or biomaterials that I can help promote through this project?
How will it be evaluated?
I have a supply of lemna minor or duckweed that will be grown within the system. The DHT11 is not necessarily good for small spaces, but can provide the conditions externally. The goal will be to periodically monitor the conditions
Final Project - 2018
I am continuing Fab Academy from 2015 and several attempts to complete in the off cycle. Thank you to all who have supported me patiently on this journey. I started with an idea of the IndigiCase Alpha, which was to be a symbolic bridge between Fab Labs and the Indigitization project at UBC Vancouver. As fab labs are community spaces for invention and for people to work and play, the Indigitization project seeks to democratize the process of language documentation by recommending a toolkit and developing training for linguistic competencies.
Iteration from previous year:
The original proposal in 2015 was for a language lab in a box which would incorporate recording and digitization processes. At the time of final project development in 2015, I had so much trouble fighting with the machines, my own computer, and 3D CAD tools. I ended up simplifying the project to an alligator toy that would simulate the tones in language. It would be done by parsing an XML based language documentation format.
I was able to mill out one side of the toy on the ShopBot. I 3D printed clips for the toy to have movable legs. That was as far as I got with the project in 2015.
I began studying Fiore Basile's Digital Companion. I liked the social application of the digital companion and started thinking about ways to adopt my project into this simpler implementation. I even departed from language and wanted to work with plants. Perhaps my project would be a smart planter that would "cry" went the soil became too dry.
Then my mom got a email:
I’m following up on my Sept 25 email (below) regarding WE NEVER LEFT: Artists of Southeast Indian Tribes, an exhibition I am curating for the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida. (MOAS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and member of the Alliance of American Museums.)
Since writing to you, the exhibition dates have changed; the new dates are January > 12 - April 14, 2019.
WE NEVER LEFT will showcase artists from those Southeast tribes — like the Tunica- Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana — that successfully avoided removal to so-called Indian Country in the 1830s. The inspiration for this this exhibition is “Return from Exile,” a traveling exhibition that primarily focused on artists from tribes that had been relocated. WE NEVER LEFT is in many ways a response and complement to that wonderful exhibition.
I’m writing to you to request your guidance in identifying artists who would be interested in participating in WE NEVER LEFT. I’d love to hear from artists who work in both traditional and non-traditional mediums.
To which my mom uttered the famous last words, "My son is an artist."
At this point, I have an illustration of Tanap, a being from our Tunica-Biloxi Cosmology, that teaches tribal children about plants. The idea of the project is to help combined: Input, Output, Network weeks with Molding and Casting and Composites.
The skeleton of the sculpture will be laser cut tooling that will have a composite "skin" from a linen fabric and resin from Entropy Resins. The detail on the face will be from a casted mask, most likely using dragon skin in a rotary mold. The sculpture will be placed on a CNC milled box which will have a window for an LCD display. I capacitive sensor will be added as an input that will communicate with the LCD output. When the user places a hand above the sensor, the LCD will start to display the story of Tanap in our Tunica language.
Illustration of proposed sculpture:
- Design files: Right click + Save As
Schedule of work:
|May 23, 2018||FAB@CIC||Input Devices: Described your design and fabrication process using words/images/screenshots.|
|May 23, 2018||FAB@CIC||Input Devices: Explained the programming process/es you used and how the microcontroller datasheet helped you.|
|May 23, 2018||FAB@CIC||Input Devices: Explained problems and how you fixed them|
|May 23, 2018||FAB@CIC||Input Devices: Included original design files and code|
|May 24, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Mechanical Design, Machine Design: Explained your individual contribution to this project on your own website|
|May 24, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Mechanical Design, Machine Design: GROUP Shown how your team planned and executed the project|
|May 24, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Mechanical Design, Machine Design: GROUP Described problems and how the team solved them|
|May 24, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Mechanical Design, Machine Design: GROUP Listed future development opportunities for this project|
|May 24, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Mechanical Design, Machine Design: GROUP Included your design files|
|May 25, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Wildcard Week: Shown how you made your project|
|May 25, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Wildcard Week: Described problems and how you fixed them|
|May 25, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Wildcard Week: Included your design files and ‘hero shot’ photos of the project|
|May 26, 2018||Home||Interface and Application Programming: Described your process using words/images/screenshots|
|May 26, 2018||Home||Interface and Application Programming: Explained the the GUI that you made and how you did it|
|May 26, 2018||Home||Interface and Application Programming: Outlined problems and how you fixed them|
|May 26, 2018||Home||Interface and Application Programming: Included original code|
|May 27, 2018||Mel King||Brunch|
|May 28, 2018||FAB@CIC||Recitation: Assistive Technologies|
|May 28, 2018||FAB@CIC||Output Devices: Described your design and fabrication process using words/images/screenshots.|
|May 28, 2018||FAB@CIC||Output Devices: Explained the programming process/es you used and how the microcontroller datasheet helped you.|
|May 28, 2018||FAB@CIC||Output Devices: Outlined problems and how you fixed them|
|May 28, 2018||FAB@CIC||Output Devices: Included original design files and code|
|May 29, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Computer Controlled Machining: Included your design files and ‘hero shot’ photos of final object|
|May 30, 2018||FAB@CIC||Fab Academy Lecture Invention Intellectual Property and Income|
|May 30, 2018||FAB@CIC||Embedded Networking and Communications: Described your design and fabrication process using words/images/screenshots.|
|May 30, 2018||FAB@CIC||Embedded Networking and Communications: Explained the programming process/es you used.|
|May 30, 2018||FAB@CIC||Embedded Networking and Communications: Outlined problems and how you fixed them|
|May 30, 2018||FAB@CIC||Embedded Networking and Communications: Included original design files and code|
|May 31, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Embedded Programming: Documented what you learned from reading a microcontroller datasheet.|
|May 31, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Embedded Programming: What questions do you have? What would you like to learn more about?|
|May 31, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Embedded Programming: Programmed your board|
|May 31, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Embedded Programming: Described the programming process/es you used|
|May 31, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Embedded Programming: Included your code|
|June 1, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Molding and Casting: Explained how you designed your 3D mould and created your rough and finish toolpaths for machining|
|June 1, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Molding and Casting: Shown how you made your mould and cast the parts|
|June 1, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Molding and Casting: Described problems and how you fixed them|
|June 1, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Molding and Casting: Included your design files and ‘hero shot’ photos of the mould and the final object|
|June 2, 2018||Home||3D Scanning and Printing: Shown how you designed and made your object and explained why it could not be made subtractively|
|June 3, 2018||Mel King||Brunch|
|June 4, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Final Project Development|
|June 5, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Final Project Development|
|June 6, 2018||FAB@CIC||Fab Academy Lecture Project Development|
|June 7, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Final Project Development|
|June 8, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Final Project Development|
|June 9, 2018||Home||Final Project Development|
|June 10, 2018||Mel King||Brunch|
|June 11, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Final Project Development|
|June 12, 2018||Dassault Systemes||Final Project Development|
|June 13, 2018||Fab@CIC||Project Presentation|
Bill of Materials
|Description||Manufacturer||Part Number||Quantity||Price||Line Total|
|OOMOO 25 Pint||Smooth-On||OOMOO 25||1||25.47||25.47|
|Smooth-Cast 326 Pint||Smooth-On||Smooth-Cast 326||1||25.96||25.96|
|PlastiKote T-235 Gray Sandable Primer Enamel - 12 oz.||PlastiKote||B000CPAA3A||1||12.88||12.88|
|Darice Curly Doll Hair .5oz-Black||Darice||B004ALSU1Q||1||4.88||4.88|
|Simi Creative Products Blended Turf 20 Cubic Inches/Pkg-Grass||Simi Creative Products||B007P55NJ6||1||9.37||9.37|
|Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish (16-Ounce), CS11302 Matte Finish||Mod Podge||B001IKES5O||1||6.67||6.67|
|Rit Dye Liquid Fabric Dye, 8-Ounce, Dark Green||Rit Dye||B00AQ72T6K||1||6.21||6.21|
|3 mm 1/8" X 12" X 24" Premium Baltic Birch Plywood - B/BB Grade - 6 Flat Sheets - By Woodpeckers||Woodpeckers||B01MQTWKBX||1||24.99||24.99|
|100% Linen, 57 inch, per yard||Fabrics Store||IL020||1||10.39||10.39|
|32 oz. epoxy & 16 oz. hardener||Entropy Resins||SUPER SAP ONE||1||76||76|
|30 x 40" 275# Corrugated Pads||ULine||S-12647||2||1.5||3|
|LA Linen 15-Inch Natural Jute Burlap Roll, 100-Yard, Natural||LA Linen||B00HTVMX08||1||50.9||50.9|
|6-Color Basic Set||Blick Artists'||00624-1029||1||21.31||21.31|
|Size 2, Blick Academic Bristle Brushes||Blick Artists'||05921-1002||1||4.12||4.12|
|Capacitive Sensors, LCD Display, Serial Bus|
|Single side circuit board stock||Global Laminates||6"x8" Single||2||1.4||2.8|
|Connector Header Surface Mount 4 position 0.100" (2.54mm)||Amphenol FCI||609-5160-1-ND||3||0.79||2.37|
|Connector Header Surface Mount 6 position 0.100" (2.54mm)||Amphenol FCI||609-5161-1-ND||3||0.83||2.49|
|IC AVR MCU 4K 10MHZ 8SOIC-||Microchip Technology||ATTINY45V-10SU-ND||2||1.5||3|
|CAP CER 1UF 50V X7R 10% 1206-||TDK Corporation||445-1423-1-ND||2||0.28||0.56|
|RES 10.0K OHM 1-4W 1% 1206 SMD||Yageo||311-10.0KFRCT-ND||4||0.1||0.4|
|RES SMD 1M OHM 1% 1/4W 1206||Yageo||YAG3832CT-ND||2||0.1||0.2|
|CONN HEADER 36POS .100 R/A SMD||Sullins Connector Solutions||S1143E-36-ND||1||4.23||4.23|
|3M 1126 Copper Foil Tape with Acrylic Adhesive, 0.5" length, 0.5" width, Squares (Pack of 5)||3M||B00KNUISOM||1||3.56||3.56|
|CABLE USB EMBD UART 5V .1"HDR||FTDI, Future Technology Devices International Ltd||768-1028-ND||1||20||20|
|RES SMD 1K OHM 1% 1/4W 1206||Yageo||311-1.00KFRCT-ND||2||0.1||0.2|
|RES SMD 0 OHM JUMPER 1/4W 1206||Yageo||311-0.0LICT-ND||1||0.1||0.1|
|MOSFET P-CH 30V 1.1A SSOT3||ON Semiconductor||NDS356APCT-ND||1||0.52||0.52|
|CER RES 20.0000MHZ 15PF SMD||ECS Inc.||XC1109CT-ND||1||0.63||0.63|
|Connector Header Surface Mount 10 position 0.100" (2.54mm)||Amphenol FCI||609-5163-1-ND||1||1.06||1.06|
|IC MCU 8BIT 4KB FLASH 14SOIC||Microchip Technology||ATTINY44A-SSU-ND||1||0.74||0.74|
|LCD MODULE 16X2 CHARACTER||Lumex Opto/Components Inc.||67-1781-ND||1||9.65||9.65|
|LED GREEN CLEAR 1206 SMD||Lite-On Inc.||160-1169-1-ND||1||0.34||0.34|
|CBL RIBN 10COND 0.050 MULTI 50'||3M||MC10M-50-ND||1||38.07||38.07|
|CONN SOCKET IDC 6POS DL SR 30AU||Amphenol FCI||609-2841-ND||6||0.76||4.56|