Planning A System

Thinking through all the things I needed to make my indoor 70 Gallon system I began to map out the needs for a stand, that could support the weight, but also how I could utilize the space, and maximize water flow and cleanliness. I figure that with two solenoids I can control the pump between the tank and the grow bed. The images below showcase The specs I put together for the stand before I start building.

If you’re interested in recreating this I can provide a google sketch up. Building progress to follow.

Initial User Map

I began to explore my user group in a little more in depth way. After reading about the various places Cornell University seems to think we should be teaching hydroponic systems I became very intrigued in the notion of potential job creation of future jobs. Additionally I tried to think about how restaurants and grocery stores might fit into the ‘open source’ food model.

After our discussion in class today I feel that there are probably more avenues to explore with the direction and depth of this user map (even just related to the notion of a Stakehold Tier, and then an ability to access at what level these tiers might affect and effect the process.

Just to get it up, a minor update to domains – this will probably change throughout the course of the year, so I thought it might be interesting to map.

The Beginning

This is a recap of my work to date exploring urban agriculture. Last semester I used two courses as a jumping off point to explore the subjects of data visualizations and urban aquaculture/ agriculture. You can see my final posts for each of the projects that combined together here:

Additionally, you can check out a pdf of my first presentation, check back for more information about this project.