This is a landing page for the partnership between Cal Poly Humboldt's Engineering 215 course and The Appropedia Foundation. This deeper partnership started in the Spring Semester of 2022 as a way to accelerate access to open access, DIY, projects that are easy to replicate and meet local needs.
The Spring 2022 semester of ENGR215 Introduction to Design worked with Appropedia to design developed innovative, open source, DIY, solar-powered products.
Box fan air filter
A solar powered box fan filter
Accordion portable power
Portable power for cellphones and laptops
Solar window fan
A solar powered ventilation window fan
Low power medical equipment
Power for low power medical equipment such as glucometers and CPAPs
A solar powered emergency box for stay-at-home emergencies
A solar powered apocalypse computer
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- Press release on these projects: https://now.humboldt.edu/news/diy-open-source-and-solar
- Local news on these projects: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CeEhn3fpQe1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
- The Box fan air filter won the Spring 2022 Solar 3D Design competition by SolidProfessor which came with cash for the team and a 3D printer for the department: https://twitter.com/humboldtcalpoly/status/1538181245842165760
Video from the Spring 2022 students on spring break learning about photovoltaic power systems.