One Community is here to positively and permanently transform the world for everyone. We are bringing together the people who want to help us and creating detailed open source blueprints and a self-replicating starting point to reinvent the world as a cooperative of open source sustainable civilizations working together for The Highest Good of All. This is One Community’s weekly progress update (#37) covering our accomplishment for the week of November 4th, 2013.
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This last week Avery Ellis (Aquaponics Specialist and owner/operator of Integrated Aquaponics) helped us finish the final flow and filtration details of the aquapinis and zenapini aquaponics systems. Here are the details: The pond will overflow by gravity as it gets filled by the waterfall. It will overflow into a pipe that fills every grow bed on the north wall. That pipe will drop the needed 2% (1″ per 4′) to flow down to the last bed. Each grow bed will have its own ball valve and bell siphon to control the ebb & flood of the water. This pipe will also have a cleanout for the ability to flush any biosolids that accumulate. The ebb and flood beds will drain into a sump tank that can be used for crustacean culture or duckweed to feed the fish. This sump tank is 1″ higher than the middle deep water culture (DWC) trough, which is 1″ higher than the south DWC trough. The water will naturally flow by gravity from the sump tank into each DWC. A pump at the west side of the final DWC will send the water back into the pond as a beautiful waterfall and flowform feature. The waterfall and flowform will also be the primary aeration methods for the pond. The DWC will also have a separate air system that runs all the time.
This final flow and filtration design also came with some significant cost and labor-saving modifications to the aquapinis and zenapini designs. Here are the most recent 3D exports showing the elimination of the ramp we had before, elevation of the sitting area, elevation of the fish tank, and elimination of the more complex filtration system that is no longer needed.
This last week Devin Porter (3D Graphics Design Specialist) and the team completed the addition of our first plant and tree placements as well as adding more door framing details to the earthbag village. Here’s the most recent 3D export:
This last week Philip Gill (Interior and Furniture Designer and Owner of Philip Gill Design) also made more progress on the earthbag village furniture designs. In the screen shots below you can see the design developing next to the bed for how the desk will fold down when the bed is up. You can also see additional details added to the shelving in both the front and the back:
The Strawbale Village focus for the last week was on completing the stairs, entryways, and more landscaping details in CAD. This export and work are compliments of Dave Walen (Architectural Drafter & Designer and owner of Dave Philip Walen Design):
This last week’s 3D progress for the SEGO Center includes completion of all the final Dining Dome appliances, countertops, cleaning closet, primary food preparation and cooking range details, and more. Here are the 3D exports of these additions: