One Community is creating open source and free-shared plans for eco-renovating our living models. They include sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. Applying these, we can improve our lives, reduce expenses, and regenerate our planet. This is the June 5th, 2022 edition (#480) 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 June 5th, 2022 edition (#480) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is eco-renovating our living models 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 Stacey Maillet (Graphic Designer) completed her 75th week working on the final edits and revisions to the Murphy bed instructions. This week, Stacey continued to make updates based on the feedback of the three core team members reviewing her work. Updates covered everything from simple changes like alignment and formatting, to more complex changes in hardware and parts. Screenshots below are related to this latest progress.
Daniela Andrea Parada (Civil Engineering Student) completed her 30th week helping with the Sustainable Roadways, Walkways, and Landscaping tutorial development. This week Daniela started by having a virtual meeting with Sangam. During this meeting Daniela and Sangam discussed concerns or questions regarding the roadways cost analysis. All questions were cleared and Sangam made a few suggestions for what Daniela should work on this week. Daniela then primarily focused on researching government based documents that support the cost of each material used in the excel sheet. Once found, she linked each document to the table materials. This took longer than expected because some material costs were needed in a certain unit while others were difficult to find with credible sources. Daniela completed the majority of the cost analysis materials but still plans on going back to research some of the materials that were more difficult to find. Pictures below are related to this work.
Diwei Zhang (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 11th week of work, now focused on 3D modeling and analysis review for the Net-zero Bathroom component of the Earthbag Village. This week Diwei Zhang checked Jose’s calculation of the catchment area of the rainwater harvesting system. He included water-saving toilets and faucets in the estimation of the water demand. Based on the updated water demand, the current layout is short on catchment area and space for the larger storage capacity that is needed. The surface runoff rainwater harvesting could be a solution for more rainwater catchment. Underground cisterns could be a solution for larger storage capacity which is not limited by aboveground structures. The topic of stormwater management needs to be considered to design drainage for the surface runoff water harvesting. Pictures below show some of this work.
Ming Weng (MS Geography & Environmental Engineering) completed his 10th week helping with the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing and Reuse of Non-recyclables research, report, and tutorial. This week, Ming looked for smaller scales of biomass gasification systems. Case studies were reviewed but they all mostly emphasized how the systems work. What is needed is information on cost analysis and its economical attributes, so not many things were clarified. Ming also took some time to fix minor errors in the current “Addressing Non-recyclables” document. Pictures below show some of this work-in-progress.
Kivia Sugiarto (Sustainability Research Manager) completed her 2nd week helping manage and complete the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing and Reuse of Non-recyclables research, report, and tutorial. Early in the week, Kivia wrote a section on the master document on the cost of incineration based on Ming’s previous work and her own additional research. Upon receiving some feedback, she made some edits and also added a subsection on the revenues expected from incineration plants. Kivia then proceeded to do research on the cost of gasification. This took quite a bit longer as there are fewer resources available online. See below for some pictures related to this.
One Community is eco-renovating our living models 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 Yuxi Lu (Architectural Designer) completed her 31st week working on the Duplicable City Center architectural review and updates related to the structural code. This week, Yuxi discussed adjacent entry door wall and window solutions while trying to keep types of windows to a minimum. This still identified a new type of window to satisfy the narrow width by the entryway to the pool area. She also made new second floor wall proposals that will open up views to the interior and improve the view from the mezzanine level. Yuxi made updates in SketchUp to see the effects on the dome and compare the visuals. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Raj Patel (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 22nd week helping with the Duplicable City Center hub connectors design and testing. This week Raj read and reviewed the Earthbag Village Engineering page to figure out the structure so he could match the formatting and layout of the geodesic dome hub connector final paper to this structure. He also worked on reformatting the document to match One Community standards. Pictures below are related to this work.
Prathik Jain (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 17th week of work on the Duplicable City Center hub connectors design and analysis. This week Prathik reviewed and verified the results and the conclusion in the final document that was prepared detailing the process used in the design of the center hub connector. He also suggested necessary corrections or suggestions in the document. Additionally, Prathik conducted research to find more vendors that could fabricate the U and V brackets required for the construction of the dome. Pictures below show some of this work-in-progress.
Yujue Wang (Architectural Designer) completed her 3rd week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This week, Yujue continued the development of the Duplicable City Center Interior Design by researching artificial plants, curtain design, carpet selection, furniture adjustment, and furniture cost analysis. She researched the plants in the room and chose artificial plants to avoid bugs and having to water them. Yujue also completed most of the room’s cost research and furniture selection. See below for pictures related to this work.
One Community is eco-renovating our living models 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 worked on updates for the Aquapini & Walipini Open Source hub. We added images, as well as captions, and reviewed responses and added additional comments as necessary. Pictures below related to this work.
The core team also continued working on updates for the Chicken Coop Building Instruction document. The focus this week was rewriting paragraphs for further clarity and describing additional specific instructions for assembly of the 3 trays at the bottom of the coop for gluing and screw spacing/frequency. We then made additional edits to the roosting ladder, which will undergo changes related to the horizontal and vertical distance that separate the roosting bars.
Another member of the core team updated the design of the Chicken Coop collection trays by adding additional parts for better connection of the front of the tray. We also updated the designs of the roosting ladder. We removed some of the bars and placed the rest of the bars according to the space requirements for roosting chickens. All images related to these changes were then updated in the assembly document.
Yuran Qin (Volunteer Web Editor) completed her 28th week helping with web design. This week, Yuran updated and fixed the Aquapini & Walipini staging page and the Open Source Climate Battery Design live pages based on feedback. She updated the Image Title Attributes and the Alternative texts for the images and made tables and replaced them for the Aquapinis and Walipinis page. Yuran also continued creating the Eco-community Electric Vehicle Integration and Charging Infrastructure Guide page. The pictures below share some of this developing work.
Adam Weiss (Kitchen Operations Project Manager) completed his 15th week helping with the completion of the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan and related menu and meal plans. Adam reviewed Marilyn’s new 3-day block recipes and offered feedback where needed. Then Adam worked mostly on the conversion calculator part of the Master Shopping List, adding in calculations for converting different measurements into other measurements. He also researched by watching YouTube instructions and practiced if it was possible to add a drop down menu with different measurement types that would automatically do the calculations when a measurement type was selected. The pictures below relate to this work.
Marilyn Nzegwu (Chef and Culinary Consultant) completed her 8th week helping with the completion of the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan and related menu and meal plans. This week Marilyn completed two sets of menu blocks; “FRESH WEEK C” and “SECOND WEEK C”. She spent more time sourcing for recipes for SECOND WEEK C to avoid using fresh ingredients in recipes and as a result of that added new found recipes to the recipe development page. This includes replacing a lot of breakfast recipes as it was suggested to her that some recipes would not be suitable for the scaled amount. The pictures below relate to this work.
One Community is eco-renovating our living models 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, Adolph Karubanga (Certified Project Manager & Civil/Structural Engineer) completed his 11th week helping with the Ultimate Classroom structural engineering. This week, Adolph worked on the detailed design report of the roof structure. The report describes the steps undertaken during design and the assumptions that were executed to arrive at some of the decisions. The roof structure was designed to withstand the prescribed loading conditions in the codes of practice, these were also tailored with the specific regional values provided in the map (wind, snow); tekla structural designer, tekla tedds and tekla structures were used in analysis and design calculation results presented in the report. The designed structure was also verified against LEED® provisions, and materials were selected that satisfied the provisions. Adolph then commenced preparing detailed AutoCAD drawings of the truss structure. Pictures below are related to this work.
Lam (Dave) T. Nguyen (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 8th week of work. This week, Dave finished double-checking energy demands for the Ultimate Classroom. He validated data by comparing it to each area of the Ultimate Classroom and with external reliable sources such as the U.S Energy Information Administration. Pictures below are related to this work.
One Community is eco-renovating our living models 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 the core team completed 20 hours managing One Community volunteer-work review not included above, emails, social media accounts, web development, new bug identification and bug fix integration for the Highest Good Network software, and interviewing and getting set up new volunteer team members. Pictures below show some of this.
Chris Weilacker (Senior Software Engineer) completed his 37th week of formal contribution to the Highest Good Network software. Chris helped with a diversity of ongoing support for the team answering questions and helping with various emergency bugs. Pictures below are related to this work.
Miguel Fernandes (Full-stack Developer) completed his 13th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Miguel started by reviewing and testing some Pull Requests. After reviewing PR’s #411 and #158, he left comments with things to improve. He raised a PR (#156) that solved a small logical error editing other user’s time logs. After that, he approved PR #158. To finish his week, Miguel started developing the dashboard to manage user role permissions. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Yiyun Tan (Software Engineer) completed her 9th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yiyun got feedback for expanding the current three filters (open/close/all) to six (all, assigned, unassigned, active, inactive, complete) and then she fixed them. She also added “complete” as an option for status when editing a task. After that, Yiyun put most of her time discussing with Jae about the management-dashboard design, finally they agreed on 24/48/72h buttons for showing people’s time log during that period. And when the manager/mentor wants to create/delete/edit a task, they will wait for the approval by the admin/owner. Also, a notification will show on the admin/owner’s page. After the admin/owner approves/rejects/edits that action, the tasks page will be updated. Yiyun also took some time to help the team review PRs and GitHub things. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Ron Magpantay (Software Engineer) completed his 8th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Ron resolved two bugs that were affecting the HGN application. There was an issue with Admin accounts being ‘defaulted’ to add tangible time entries even when the intangible time entry button was clicked. The second issue was related to a display of user badges ‘wrapping’ awkwardly and in certain cases, removing buttons altogether. Both of these issues were resolved with pull requests to the main application and are currently under review. After these bugs had been resolved, Ron revisited another bug that he had been working on relating to a popup that triggers when duplicate user firstnames + lastnames already exist in the system. The modal was built out from scratch and new logic has been determined for when to trigger the modal, this was achieved with the help of another volunteer. See pictures below for some of this work.
David Okeke (Software Engineer) also completed his 7th and final week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week David started out with adding tasks to the project dropdown list on the time entry form but could not complete it as there seems to be code on the backend which checks for projectId of time entries. Next week he will delve into the backend code or find some other way to circumvent this problem. See pictures below for some of this work.
Steven (Shaoyu) Wang (Software Engineer) completed his 5th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Steven improved the backend cache behavior while doing any user profile modification and raised a PR about this update. He also helped review a PR solving the badge wrapping problem. Then, Steven started working on a new bug that previous paused users automatically come back after deactivating. He tried to copy the logic from the user management page to solve the bug. See pictures below for some of this work.
Eiki Kan (Software Engineer) completed his 4th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, in terms of management, Eiki reviewed the work of his team by referencing their weekly summary videos. He led a scheduled meeting with Yiyun and David so the team could learn what everyone was working on and struggling with. He integrated a new member, Vera, to the team and worked with her through a couple of programming sessions to help achieve her goals and for mutual knowledge sharing. In terms of software development, he continued to work on the management dashboard and red bell notification feature. The original code made multiple requests to the backend when it could be simplified to one request, significantly speeding up the loading of the component. Eiki worked on refactoring the existing code by modularizing it – making it easier to add more features to and making it easier for new developers to come in and work with the component. The work involved both the frontend and the backend. See pictures below for some of this work.
Jorge Ivan Rodriguez (Software Engineer) completed his 3rd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Jorge tested the timer to fix its functionality. The timer component wasn’t working when the clear button cleared the timer because refreshing brought back the old time. He got it to clear but then couldn’t get the Start button to work. The pause button didn’t work when two timers were open too. To fix the above issues we need to implement stateReconciler: hardSet, that allows it to work with nested props and REHYDRATE as the UI component to render information in different tabs. See pictures below for some of this work.
Yongtae “Yogi” Park (Graphic Designer, UX Designer) completed his 2nd week helping create the social media images for these weekly progress update blogs. This week, Yongtae created 10 more images, starting from #527 to #536. He focused on manipulating images on top of gradation using different light features that Photoshop provides, to create an interesting overlay (like how sunset shade is created on #535. On top of that, Yongtae applied some of the feedback provided for the previous set of images and made adjustments. Below you can see the images he created.
Vera Timokhina (Software Engineer) also joined the team and completed her 1st week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Vera started working with Eiki on the TeamMemberTasks component. They cleaned up the component, introduced react hooks to this component, changed the code so it won’t be making so many calls to the backend and will now receive all needed data in a single call. Vera also helped Phu with the people reports page: there were problems with sizing of the background, the table and the navbar. These elements’ sizes weren’t matching screen size. Vera fixed that and now the page displays properly. See pictures below for some of this work.
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