Recyclers, this is your call to action!
Garbage, garbage everywhere! It must be reused, recycled, reformed, it's value is high in our projects. Find ways to make it work for us and our goals will shrink measurably. The plastic is there, collect it, sort and reuse it. Join us recyclers, my hope lies on your shoulders.
This year I intend to begin moving closer to full automation on the cheap. To do this I'll need the following help, this list is definitely not complete, but a list of jobs which need to be filled.
Raspberry Pi expertise - the Pi itself and a Gerd interface, programming, database and interfacing to the garden. Step motor control, electricity in general.
App programmer to interface a cell phone to the Pi.
An open source 3D printer and CAD modeling of parts,
People who want to learn and help, lots of them!
I hope to hear from you soon since the garden will begin in the February/March timeframe.
Here's an example of a project which only needs the right team.
If this method could be expanded to allow greater quantities of 3D printer filament from trash, it could be deployed to the project site to create what's needed. If I could get cheap plastic parts, printed to my specification, it would allow me to build ever more garden, using mainly collected trash.
January 2020 the Global Goals Club will conduct an open vote for the top 100 of all registered projects.
You'll be able to find more info here!
My last heroes were the folks at Rooted in Hope!, for taking it to the streets. I'm only at the beginning of the search to feed the poor, they've already gotten way ahead of me.
Now I've discovered the man who could really enable us to get deep into the trenches to really make changes. I've only begun looking at all of the things he's supported into the open source for the good of mankind and feel inadequate.
If I've learned anything in the month since I began working on this project, it's that support is hard to find, but people like this who have come so far against the stream can really only be seen as true heroes.
Thank you Dr. Pearce and Michigan Tech! I think I need to buy a Mich Tech t-Shirt! I'll where it on day's when my Badger T is dirty.
I've found us a WIKI, but now we need a blog to go with it. How do you go about creating a blog where any club member can write something, but you don't have names since no names were taken when you signed up.
I guess it needs to be open to anyone, but some kind of a filter needs to exist. This is where I want the kids to ask questions. We could use several channels, open chat, private chat, topic discussions, news and announcements. Anything which would be important for a club of this type. Free, open source, freely available for anyone talk about anything having to do with reaching the 17 Global goals.
Here I'm clueless and it could take some time to find if someone doesn't help me. I'll have it running on a back burner while the 1 man club goes after other problems.
If you can help, it would be appreciated from the bottom of my heart.
If you can print all of the parts you need to make a garden like this, you can save water while nourishing many. Imagine building a football field sized garden next to a poor town or refugee center and allowing them to work, to learn how to garden, while providing for his/her family and many others with them.
This garden could be made to a large extent, out of garbage! And it cleaned your cities to go with it. You may have stopped of the next ton of plastic from reaching the ocean.
I can't access this book, but it looks as though our garbage can become useful things with this filament. I wonder if there are people out there who would join me in finding solutions.
The plastic gathered from around cities can be recycled, with machines which can be made of existing parts, or things 3D printed to meet requirement. Again the Michigan Tech guys are responsible, I believe they're my true heroes today!
It's so simple today to create almost anything, almost anywhere. Almost anything you can draw, that is. Have you seen the Laboratory printed by 3D printer?
The printer is open source, free for anyone to make! Can you believe they're trying to teach it to print its self?
These are the people already working on the problems, but every single one of you has knowledge and the poor need help. You can't tell me you've never had an idea that could have changed the world, but... Now's your chance! Put it in the wiki and let other people help you make it into what it needs to be to work. In a team your ideas can blossom for the good of everyone.
We only need to fill these wikis with simple knowledge, How to's and let the poor take part in our grass roots equal right to live movement.
When you're in the field, working on an important project, wouldn't it be great to have one of these along? A portable, solar powered, 3d printer.
I hope I can find a team who'd like to build one with me!
Please take a look and leave comments, I'm really interested in your opinions!
This video blew my mind! What have we gotten ourselves into? It just isn't fair and so hard to accept. Isn't it time to change this?
Please join the club and share your ideas, don't just groan about it.
Here's your chance to leave feedback! You're welcome to praise, criticize or just talk, but please be nice.
Here we are,
being the light!