To organize my final project development along the Fab Academy, I have divide the indoor aquaponics system in sub-components and work on one sub-component at a time with a spiral management approach.
The body: a structure able to handle the fish tank, the grow bed and lighting system weight
The blood: a closed water system that run among the aquaponic ecosystem
The sun: an intelligent lighting system allowing to balance the lack of natural light consuming as less energy as possible
The brain: a cloud based monitoring and control system that will improve the user experience
The ecosystem:Symbiotic relationship between the fish, the beneficial microbes and plants
Please find below, the associated CAM/CAD files and documentation for each respective part:
This Fab Academy project gave birth to a bigger initative: www.aquapioneers.io
Aquapioneers is an open source hardware and software project, born from the combination of my final fab academy project and a Barcelona based bio-technologist. Our complementary interests and knowledge in biotechnology, urban innovation and digital fabrication, backed by a common background in engineering, converged into a multiscale Open Source Aquaponics project.
Aquapioneers' vision is to locally promote aquaponics as a means of sustainable food production in urban areas, using Barcelona as a Living Lab and aligning itself with the Green FabLab’s commitment to sustainability and self-sufficiency. In the meantime, it also aims to provide a global open platform of R&D and education, using the power of open source tools combined with the collaborative intelligence of Fab Lab network to inspire and be inspired.
guillaume (at) aquapioneers.io