Let’s create a blueprint for a world that works for everyone. Let’s make it open source and free-shared, have it include sustainable approaches for food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices, and let’s demonstrate it as easy enough, affordable enough, and attractive enough to spread on it’s own. Doing this, we can create a sustainable world within our lifetime.
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One Community’s physical location will forward this movement as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This is the March 1st, 2020 edition (#362) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
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One Community is creating a blueprint for a world that works for everyone through Highest Good housing that is artistic and beautiful, more affordable, more space efficient, lasts longer, DIY buildable, and constructed with healthy and sustainable materials:
This week the core team continued with what we hope will be the 2nd-to-final review of the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was updating the Blue electrical circuit lines to match the dome structure and generating new render images for that circuit, updating dimensions for parts W28, W31, W22, W13, W32, W27, W30, and W24 and placing an access opening from the bed side to the outlets, identifying images with dimensions for bolts placements in the floor to mount the wall on, and researching and providing links for the hinges and magnets. You can see some of this work in progress below.
Ziqian Zheng (Architectural Designer and Drafter), also continued working on the Earthbag Village and completed week 16 as a volunteer designer with our team. This week’s focus was continuing work on the Earthbag Village walkthrough. You can see some of the initial screenshots of this work here.
One Community is creating a blueprint for a world that works for everyone through a Duplicable and Sustainable City Center that is LEED Platinum certified/Sustainable, can feed 200 people at a time, provide laundry for over 300 people, is beautiful, spacious, and saves resources, money, and space:
This week Radhieka Nagpal (Volunteer Researcher) completed her 3rd week researching the Most Sustainable Building Materials: Carpet, Flooring, Wood, Etc. This week Radhieka cross checked claims by companies, on products, restructured text, and began a new section on the types of sustainable flooring. She also established a benchmarking system using color coding for the companies researched so far and ranked 5 of them. You can see some of this work-in-progress below.
And Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) continued research for all the City Center lighting. This week she researched all the lights shown on the left below. Next she’ll add pictures and convert them to match the formatting on the right below. With this, we’d say we are now about 87% complete with the lighting selection details.
One Community is creating a blueprint for a world that works for everyone through Highest Good food that is more diverse, more nutritious, locally grown and sustainable, and part of our open source botanical garden model to support and share bio-diversity:
This week Mohammad Almuzaial (Civil and Construction Engineer) continued with his 14th week helping with the Aquapini/Walipini civil engineering details. This week he projected existing water sources and aquapini and walipini models into the property model, created the initial solar farm model for the sun study and rainwater harvesting purposes, conducted the sun study and created an animated clip based on actual date and location, and created a simple guideline for using free QGIS software for topo map creation. You can see some of this work work-in-progress here and we’d say this brings this part of this component to 91% complete.
Ali Ghahremannezhad (Mechanical Engineer) additionally continued with his 13th week as a member of the team and working on the climate batteries for the Aquapini/Walipini structures. This week Ali continued to add results for more months throughout the year for the 2D transient model of the aquapini and walipinis. The results for February, March, and May were obtained using the underground insulation and extended soil geometry. Also, more work was done on the climate battery model considering the underground insulation and obtained boundary conditions. Analysis shown below include steady state results for each month, temperature variations for the 15th day of each month, wind variations on the 15th day of each month, solar Energy variations in 15th day of each month, the result for temperature variations of the inside and outside air for three days of each month, and the temperature contours of the greenhouse during different times of the day.
One Community is creating a blueprint for a world that works for everyone through Highest Good education that is for all ages, applicable in any environment, adaptable to individual needs, far exceeds traditional education standards, and more fun for both the teachers and the students. This component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
This week the core team began updating the Ultimate Classroom open source hub. We created new social media imagery, added missing imagery, and updated all the text and formatting so the new designs are at the top and the old designs are featured at the bottom. You can see some of this work here and we’d say we are 90% complete with the update and redesign of this page.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 66th week helping with render additions and finishing work for the rooms in the Ultimate Classroom. This week he finished revisions and additions to the red room representing health, mindfulness, and music. You can see the final render here and on the website.
Dan also began work on the Ultimate Classroom yellow room. This room focuses on the subject of Math and the character traits of peaceful leadership, sharing, self esteem, respect for others, self-control, self-discipline, calmness, and initiative. What you see here is Dan’s first round of object and people additions and we’d say the room is about 15% complete.
Ziqian Zheng (Architectural Designer and Drafter) also completed his 16th week as a member of the team and working on the Ultimate Classroom. This week Ziqian created the final AutoCAD section shown here.
One Community is creating a blueprint for a world that works for everyone through a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needs, Community, and making a difference in the world:
This week Tengxiao Wang (Software Engineer) completed his 8th week working on the Highest Good Network software. This week Tengxiao completed several visual design sketches for the TimeEntry component using Sketch App. He implemented one of them with code using Reactstrap and CSS. He also resolved a critical issue regarding expired token handling. You can see some of this work below.
Siddharth Gore Senior Software Engineer I) completed his 7th week as a member of the volunteer team also working on the Highest Good Network software. This week Siddharth worked on the add a user to a project and remove user from a project functionality. He also worked on setting up jest and enzyme so that writing snapshot and events simulation tests could be written easily and produced an initial color test for the app. You can see some of this work here.
And last but not least, Simon Xiong (Programmer) completed his 4th week working on the Highest Good Network software. This week Simon attempted to get a better understanding of why current test cases for Login functionality were failing. The first approach was to download and reference Create React App. Unfortunately running the test command for Create React App resulted in some errors. It was not worth looking further into because it did not relate to the errors in the HGN app. After researching and reading several articles on testing components connected to a Redux store, it was suggested that the redux-mock-store strategy was a viable option. This methodology however complicates the testing process, in turn making it an integration test. To stay in alignment with unit testing, it was suggested that we disconnect the component from the store to test individually. Screenshots of notes related to all of this are below.
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