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WaterPod Rocket Stove
. The M2-B2 Rocket Stove promotes sustainability through demonstration and education while on the WaterPod
in New York City. The stove is designed to provide a reliable and sustainable means of cooking by minimizing fuel use and optimizing efficiency.
The WaterPod is a project being put together by a group of artists and engineers. This project is going to take place in New York City, in which a group of artists are going to live on a barge for six months traveling down the Hudson River promoting sustainability. The WaterPod will stop off in the five boroughs of New York and allow the public to tour the barge. The WaterPod has worked with the Engineering 215 - Intro to Design class at Humboldt State University to create sustainable projects for the WaterPod. Team Mel Brooks was assigned the task of creating an efficient means of cooking that can be utilized for the duration of the project. Team Mel Brooks created a rocket stove, which will optimize biomass as a fuel source to cook for The WaterPod.
Recent winners of the $25,000 Economic Fuel award. Wild Chick Farm pecks ahead on local sustainable chicken raising.
ENGR 215 Introduction to Design projects – Spring 2009: WaterPod: The Spring 2009 semester of ENGR215 Introduction to Design worked with the WaterPod to research, design, and build systems that foster the artists living sustainably onboard a barge in the waterways of New York City.
|Spring 2009 ENGR 215 Intro to Design Projects - WaterPod|
|Tour de Volts
A bicycle as a power source to provide a bit of extra energy to the WaterPod
|WaterPod Hang Thyme
A hydroponic green wall that is used to grow herbs in minimal amounts of space
A chicken coop designed to supplement the dietary needs of the inhabitants of the WaterPod
To provide a reliable and sustainable means of cooking by minimizing fuel use and optimizing efficiency
|Pico in a Bucket
To harness the kinetic energy of the falling water from the overflow of the WaterPod's water tower
A vertical access wind turbine that uses the power of the wind coming from any direction to create energy
Duchamp de Loo, is a composting toilet system that can be used and can educate people about environmental ways to get rid of human waste