One Community is building an open source sustainability collaborative for The Highest Good of All. Step one is finishing the open source designs for food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices. Step two is to confirm everything we’ve designed is correct as we use them to build the initial teacher/demonstration community. Step three is hosting visitors and supporting global replication as we continue to build and open source our 6 additional village models. This is the April 12th, 2020 edition (#368) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments.
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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 April 12th, 2020 edition (#368) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
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One Community is building an open source sustainability collaborative 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 finished the Phased Rollout Table sections covering Housing and Education. We also roughly outlined the section for Economics. Rough notes for the text to be included within Step 2 of the Permaculture Design Case Study covering the topics of Education and Economics were also created. You can see some of this work below.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping with the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) 4-dome cluster designs. This week was week #185 of Dean’s work and the focus this week was adding and adjusting the internal and external lighting sources. You can see pictures of these updates below.
Oluyomi “Yomi” Sanyaolu (Technical Writer and Researcher) completed his 19th week with the team and continued research for the Best Small and Large-scale Recycling, Reuse, and Repurposing Options tutorial. This week Oluyomi started the plastic waste processing section. His research showed that there are multiple ways of using plastic bottles sustainably after original use. These include: water bottle sprinkler, watering can, water filter, and others. Alternate options include bird feeder, trash can, and bottle garden. See below for some of this behind-the-scenes work in progress.
Ziqian Zheng (Architectural Designer and Drafter) also continued working on the Earthbag Village walkthrough and completed week 22 as a volunteer designer with our team. This week’s focus was adding objects and updating the three internal dome views shown here.
One Community is building an open source sustainability collaborative 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 the core team created and updated all the floor plan images on the Duplicable City Center main page and the plans download page. We also created a new DropBox structure for sharing huge click-to-enlarge files like these that will allow for easier download, comments on them, and faster website speeds.
The core team also began updating the Duplicable City Center 3D file to match the updated floor plans. This week we updated the bathroom details. You can see some of these updates below and we’d say this brings the complete update to about 10%.
One Community is building an open source sustainability collaborative 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 the core team continued researching rabbits and compiling our findings on the behind-the-scenes research Google Doc. This week’s focus was researching rabbit raising articles. You can see some of our new content below.
This week Mohammad Almuzaial (Civil and Construction Engineer) continued with his 20th week helping with the Aquapini/Walipini engineering details. This week he completed editing the Revit model to match the SketchUp model. The revit model now includes Floor Drains, a Drainage Network, Ventilation Pipes, a Water Supply Network, and Bell Siphons. Mohammad also completed the architecture and plumbing construction drawings (except for roofs), researched roof systems and Solexx roofing system, the property soil type for footing design, and started designing the structural system that includes isolated footings, steel columns, steel beams, and framing. You can see some of this work work-in-progress below showing about 75% complete with the structural details.
Ali Ghahremannezhad (Mechanical Engineer) additionally continued with his 18th week as a member of the team and working on the climate batteries for the Aquapini/Walipini structures. This week Ali continued developing a simple-to-use thermal model to predict the temperature fluctuations of the walipini and aquapinis in different weather conditions and using different greenhouse materials. He also worked on reviewing material for roof and walls of the greenhouse including Solexx vs Polycarbonate and SolaWrap. The 2D transient simulations of the aquapini and walipinis to account for the daily air temperature and solar heat variations for a greenhouse in Utah were started using Solexx as the ceiling material for the greenhouse. You can see some of this work below.
One Community is building an open source sustainability collaborative 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 Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 72nd week helping with render additions and finishing work for the rooms in the Ultimate Classroom. This week he continued work on the yellow room. This room is about the subject of Math and various empowering character traits. What you see here is Dan’s 7th round of additions and they focused on finding and adding more learning aids and books to the shelving. This brings this room to about 93% complete.
One Community is building an open source sustainability collaborative 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 Jin Hua (Web Marketer and Graphic Designer) helped fix a problem created by the latest WordPress update where large images were automatically compressed when adding them to the media browser. This meant we could no longer have click-to-enlarge images that would be really large and clear. Jin helped fix this problem and also created the alternative DropBox hosted solution discussed above in the City Center section above.
Tengxiao Wang (Software Engineer) completed his 12th week working on the Highest Good Network software. This week Tengxiao implemented the form validation for the TimeEntryForm so the submit button is disabled until all the fields are filled (this will force everyone to fill in all the fields including the notes). It also checks whether the values are valid and display error messages. The date picker itself does a validation, so any invalid date is viewed as an empty field, disabling the submit button. You can see some screenshots of this functionality below.
Henry Ng (React Developer) completed his 11th week with the team and working on the Highest Good Network software. This week Henry made an interface for admins to add tasks to the Work Breakdown Structure. He tried many ways to make an interface that was easy to use and avoid mistakes such as adding the wrong WBS ID, adding wrong members to the WBS, etc. Now the WBS ID is automatically created to avoid typing mistakes and searches for members before adding them to the data for making sure we select the right one. Another challenge was to arrange the data in a small area because we don’t want to make it too long like the Excel file. You can see some of this work below.
Siddharth Gore (Senior Software Engineer I) also completed his 10th week as a member of the volunteer team also working on the Highest Good Network software. This week Siddharth worked on the Edit Profile Functionality for the mobile app. For that he wrote actions and reducers to handle logic and backend calls for the User Profile Data. You can see some of this work below.
Wen Zhang (Software Engineer) completed her 4th week as a volunteer working on the Highest Good Network software. This week Wen revised and finalized the documents according to the suggestions by other team members, and continued addressing questions and comments. Now the “badge” tasks begin! Wen spent the rest of the week thinking about the technical solutions based on all the requirements and trying to design the new database collections (tables and fields related to the badges), and researching and learning how to do mockups using Sketch.
And Alvaro Hernandez (Open Source Tech Consultant, Developer) completed his 3rd week as a member of the Highest Good Network software team. This week Alvaro continued working on the One Community Software Documentation Design Guide and Template so the documents related to HGN have more constancy and aesthetic appeal. You can see some of this work below.
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