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Authors Lonny Grafman
Emilio Velis
Location Arcata, California, United States
Status In progress
Made No
Replicated No
Uses agriculture, energy generation
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Location Humboldt, United States

This paragraph will appear in search results and previews for this page. Write a brief introductory text with information such as a description of your project, when was it designed and built, your motivation to solve the problem, the intended users. This will explain your project to someone who has never heard of it before.

Background[edit | edit source]

Describe the background of the project. Make sure to cover who, what, why, when and where. You will want to write in word (to have a local copy and help with grammar) and then copy it into the edit window on Appropedia. You will want a 'before' (or a contextual) image to help set the context of the background. Note that any images uploaded to Appropedia must be free to share and uniquely named (just use your team or project name as the start to the file name for ease and compliance).

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Problem statement[edit | edit source]

Start your project objective statement in the format, "The objective of this project is to...". Consider what will change once your solution is built and running. You will edit this throughout your project to fine tune it.

Criteria[edit | edit source]

Include a brief but specific introduction to the criteria and then include a table with constraints and weights (0-10 highest). For example, the following Table 1 might be your criteria for selecting chocolate to purchase.

Table 1: Criteria set for selecting a chocolate bar to purchase.
Criteria Constraint Weight (1-10)
Cost Less than $4 per ounce 10
Level of darkness More than 65% cacao 10
Flavor Tastes better than hersheys 9
Level of social/environmental justice Meets or exceeds fair trade and organic standards 5

Literature Review[edit | edit source]

Introduce the literature review briefly and then use heading and subheadings for topics. This should focus on information… NO PLAGIARISM! Make sure to see assignments on Canvas.[1]

This sections will probably have many subsections as shown below. If it is quite long, you can move it to subpage by clicking this link. Below is an example of subsections.

Composting basics[edit | edit source]

Paragraph on the basics.[2]

Composting concerns[edit | edit source]

Short paragraph on the concerns.[3]

Types of composting[edit | edit source]

Short introduction to types of composting.[4]

Type 1[edit | edit source]

Type 1 composting is a system that utilizes..... Make sure to include description,[5] advantages and disadvantages, and/or have a comparison matrix.

Type 2[edit | edit source]

Type 2 composting is a system that utilizes..... Make sure to include description, advantages and disadvantages, and/or have a comparison matrix.[4]

Type 3[edit | edit source]

Type 3 composting is a system that utilizes..... Make sure to include description, advantages and disadvantages, and/or have a comparison matrix.

Designing interpretive materials[edit | edit source]

According to ______ interpretive materials for composting should include....

Prototyping[edit | edit source]

Show examples of the prototyping process including what you learned. Make sure to include at least one prototype for function and at least one prototype for desire. A great way to communicate your design your process (and to earn extra points!) is to show your early drawings (by hand and digital), failed attempts and photos of tools, materials and your team (or your hands) as you build this prototype.

Construction[edit | edit source]

A very complete description of how the final project is built. This large section should have lots of pictures. Use the Help:Images#Galleries and probably Template:Steps (e.g. 215_DIY_solar_power_box_fan_air_filter#Building_Instructions).

Video instructions[edit | edit source]

A good way to display a process is by making a video explaining your process. See Template:Video for information on how to add and annotate videos.

House wren in JBWR

House wren guards its nest

Keywords: bird, wren, nest
Authors: Rhododendrites
Date: 2020-07-05
Location: Jamaica
Language: Español (es)
  • 0:10 Birdie coming in
  • 0:16 Birdie is watching you
  • 1:19 Imma head out
  • 1:30 Bye

Annotations to navigate the video:

  • 0:10 Birdie coming in
  • 0:16 Birdie is watching you
  • 1:19 Imma head out
  • 1:30 Bye

Steps[edit | edit source]

Filter construct 1.jpg

Place the fan face-down (such that the portion that blows air is face down) on a flat surface. Align the bottom edge of one filter with the bottom edge of the fan and the side edge of the filter with the right side of the fan. Place two temporary pieces of tape down to keep the filter in place, but that are removable if necessary. Lift this filter up and repeat the process with the second filter, aligning the bottom with the bottom of the fan and the side with the left side of the fan

Filter construct 2.jpg

Rotate both filters up and align their untaped sides near the center of the fan. Tape this joint with another two pieces of temporary tape

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Introduce the timeline with a short text and include a table of the timeline. See Help:Table examples for reference on how to display tables.

Bill of materials[edit | edit source]

Description of costs, donations, the fact that this is just proposed, etc. For a simple cost table, see Help:Table examples#Cost Table and Template:Cost table for two nice formats.

Item Amount Cost per unit Total
Things — Get at the thing store 3 USD 5.75 USD 17.25
Another thing — 3' x 2', yellow 1 USD 150.00 USD 150.00
Grand total USD 167.25EUR 143.84 <br />GBP 122.09 <br />CAD 207.39 <br />MXN 3,487.16 <br />INR 12,518.66 <br />

Operation[edit | edit source]

This is how to operate. It should have a brief introduction and very useful images with labels. Also it may work best for your project to use the step by step how to template {{How to}}. See #Troubleshooting for an example.

Maintenance[edit | edit source]

Introduce this maintenance section.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

This is when to maintain what. Please keep the format the same as it populates the kiosk in CCAT.

  • A daily task
  • A daily task
  • a weekly task
  • a weekly task
  • a monthly task
  • a monthly task
  • a yearly task
  • a yearly task
Every __ years
  • task
  • task

Instructions[edit | edit source]

This is a plan to maintain your project. The step by step how to template {{Steps}} is most likely the best way to display a process, which will look like this:

Backpack frame bike trailer.

Do something.

Aleiha's parabolic solar cooker.

Do something really complicated.

The connected separation container.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed eiusmod tempor incidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquid ex ea commodi consequat.

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

Testing results[edit | edit source]

Describe the testing results.

Discussion[edit | edit source]

Discuss the testing results.

Lessons learned[edit | edit source]

Discuss lessons were learned during this project and what you would do different next time.

Next steps[edit | edit source]

Discuss any next steps for the project as it goes on into the future.

Troubleshooting[edit | edit source]

This is only how to troubleshoot basic operation. For complex issues, the solution might just say something like contact ________. It should be a table in this format:

Problem Suggestion
Example issue Example solution or suggestion
Does not turn on Make sure it is plugged in
Another issue Etc.

Team[edit | edit source]

Introduce team and semester in the following format:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. For example at 305 literature review template you will see the recommendation to use Help:Footnotes.
  2. This is an example of footnotes.
  3. Another example of footnotes.
  4. 4.0 4.1 This is an example of a named reference. You can use these named references to repeat citation content throughout the document.
  5. This is a third example of a plain footnote.
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Keywords test, keywords
Authors Lonny Grafman
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
Organizations Cal Poly Humboldt
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 0 pages link here
Impact 283 page views
Created February 2, 2023 by Lonny Grafman
Modified February 28, 2024 by Felipe Schenone
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