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Engineering 305 (Engr 305), Appropriate Technology, is a course on [[appropriate technology]] at [[HSU|Humboldt State University]] taught by instructor [[User:Lonny|Lonny Grafman]].
 
Engineering 305 (Engr 305), Appropriate Technology, is a course on [[appropriate technology]] at [[HSU|Humboldt State University]] taught by instructor [[User:Lonny|Lonny Grafman]].
  
== Potential projects for Spring Semester 2009 ==
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== Selected projects for Spring Semester 2020 ==
The following is a partial list of potential projects. Talk to me about more.
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*[[CCAT outdoor kitchen roof]]
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*[[CCAT compost system 2020]]
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*[[CCAT solar bug out box]]
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*[[CCAT rainwater 2020]]
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** This name (as all the others) may change depending on the scope of your final project.
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*[[Abuelita's Garden Engr305 project 2020]]
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** This name will definitely change once you have a more specific project scope.
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*[[Union School energy learning station]]
  
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*'''Bike trailer''':
 
**[[User:Hml|Hml]] 23:50, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
 
 
*'''Natural Building Test Wall''': (2 people) Work with a partner to compare and test out a few different insulative materials on a test wall that CCAT provides. Your group will apply and then test the different insulative/ Natural Building Materials you choose to work with and present your findings to CCAT via an Appropedia page.
 
 
 
*'''Natural Building Test Plaster''': (2 people) Work with a partner to compare and test different natural plasters by applying them to the wall that the previous group insulated. Participants will use Natural Building materials to create the plasters. Two prime examples would be clay vs. lime based plasters. Participants will present findings to CCAT via Appropedia page. **[[User:ApproPeters|ApproPeters]] 07:36, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
*'''Cold Box''': (1 person) Design and build a cold box for CCAT's kitchen. Research the construction, materials, and efficiency of a cold box. Obtain donated/discounted materials from local sources and create an insulated, functioning cold box. Emphasis on aesthetics and design. Carpentry skills required, being that woodwork will be involved.**[[User:PazLebov|PazLebov]] 06:28, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
*'''Thermal Curtains''': (1 person) Research materials and indoor air quality considerations.  Create curtains for some of CCAT’s north facing windows.  Create in-depth interpretive materials.
 
 
 
*'''Remediation Zone''': (2 people) This project focuses on CCATs North-Eastern Slope. Different aspects of the project include researching and planting a combination of beneficial and aesthetic bushes, flowers, and shrubs in order to stabilize the slope as well as attract helpful insects such as butterfly's. Students come up with innovative ways to secure gravel from running down the slope (baffles or steps) while beautifying the area.
 
 
 
*'''Appropriate Technology Kids Zone''' (2 people) The new downstairs of the CCAT building is a prime place for interpretive and interactive exhibits, especially for kids! This project will research and create an interactive and educational display or toy (found at such places like the S.F Exploratorium or Eureka Discovery Museum). Past and potential projects have created hand generated musical instruments, mini-bicycle powered street lights, old fashioned water wheels that generate power for lights, recycled 'trash instruments'  and wind power. Strong emphasis must be placed on durability and safety being that kids are rough and rugged!**[[User:Dana Martin|Dana Martin]] 02:20, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
*'''Clothes Drying System''' (1 person) Design and develop an efficient and effective process and/or method for CCAT to dry its clothing. This project will address the challenges of the rainy and damp climate of Humboldt County. **[[User:Kad53|Kad53]] 23:46, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
*'''Cob Loving''' (1 people) The cob oven and cob bench at CCAT have sustained weather damage and could use some restoration and research with consideration of future potential erosion.
 
 
 
*'''Bamboo Grove'''(1 person) Produce signage or pamphlets for CCAT regarding the different methods of harvesting, propagating, and transplanting the bamboo found at CCAT. Student may also build with the bamboo that can be harvested on site.
 
 
 
*'''Solar Water Heated Hot Tub!''' (1 person) Collaborate with community member to design and construct a solar water heated hot tub using CCATs old Solar Water Heating panels!
 
 
 
*'''Redwood log milling''' (1 person) Research and accomplish milling of logs found on the CCAT site.
 
 
 
*'''Grey Water End Use Efficiency''' (1-2 people) Create an end use for CCAT's grey water marsh and develop testing of the system (BOD's, water input, etc.)
 
**[[User:Ltpayne|Ltpayne]] 01:58, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
*'''Rain Water Catchment System''' (1 person) Work with other classes previous research to implement a rain water catchment system connected to CCATs new recycled metal seamed roof !
 
**[[User:Lauren p|Lauren p]] 00:58, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
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*'''Improved solar learning station '''(1 person)
 
**[[User:Pjl11|Pjl11]] 19:29, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
 
;Appropedia
 
*'''Internet Internship''' (1 or 2 people)
 
 
 
;Projects with Bart (Bart6591 at yahoo dot com)
 
*'''Bike or Solar'''
 
**[[User:Doodle|Doodle]] 03:59, 28 January 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
;Projects with the [http://www.thewaterpod.org/ The Water Pod]
 
*'''Portable, bike power, AC/DC generation stand'''
 
*'''Picohydro generator'''
 
**[[User:Tebie|Tebie]] 07:48, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
 
 
 
;[[User:Gaiatechnician]]
 
*'''[[Pulser pump]]''' (1 person)
 
 
 
**[[User:Jdklehr|Jdklehr]] 01:25, 27 January 2009 (UTC) Julian Klehr - Project: Multi-use bicycle.
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 03:30, 5 February 2020

Description[edit | edit source]

Engineering 305 (Engr 305), Appropriate Technology, is a course on appropriate technology at Humboldt State University taught by instructor Lonny Grafman.

Selected projects for Spring Semester 2020[edit | edit source]