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  1. page Bikes 16-17 edited ... Here is a picture of our setup. 4/6/17: Sorry for the lack of posting as we have been very bu…
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    Here is a picture of our setup.
    4/6/17: Sorry for the lack of posting as we have been very busy in class. We have decided to postpone our router to focus on stabilizing the bike first. The friction tape is starting to wear off, and we noticed that every time the front wheel turns a little bit, the back wheel almost completely comes of the motor. We are currently trying to fix this problem either by removing the front wheel or by creating a new, mini bike stand for the front. We will keep you guys posted.
    4/12/17: We have just finished installing the mini bike stand to the front wheel. It is a great success and the bike is already turning less and is more stable. We have now realized that getting a router is not going to happen, so we have put in a request for a wifi booster instead and will hopefully be getting that soon.
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  2. page Materials 16-17 edited ... LOGS:Wednesday 4/11/17 Long time no post! Ben's moved on to his own independent project right…
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    LOGS:Wednesday 4/11/17
    Long time no post! Ben's moved on to his own independent project right now, so us two have finally begun working with mycelium. It arrived last Monday, and on Friday we finished the sanitizing the receptacles the mycelium-straw mixture will be in, and placed that mixture in a plastic rectangular container with air holes on top. Not much has changed in the container; we're going to have to wait two or three weeks for changes to really appear (if they appear at all). For now, we'll keep our fingers crossed. Here's the container so far, with some condensation on the sides:
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    {IMG_5277.JPG} {IMG_5279.JPG} Thursday 3/2/2017
    As of now, we're still pondering our options and the time span of perfecting mycelium cultivation. The mycelium would arrive within a couple weeks, so the wait wouldn't be grueling, but the process of getting the system right may take time we don't have. Still, it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot and learn about the experimental process. Ben came back from the Mexico exchange this week, so when he's back in class next week, we can all discuss together. We are also looking for potential side projects we could do while we wait for the mycelium and when we cultivate it.
    Wednesday 2/15/2017Today is the first day of class since we had our five day weekend (due to the immense amount of snow mother nature decided to dump on us). Coming in, we found that all the plants on the window ledge had unfortunately wilted. A few had dried up, but the majority of them had just slightly wilted. We're hoping to revive them by pouring water in the planters. We didn't come to a conclusion for our watering system, but we've decided to postpone it until the spring, when we build more planters.With our finalized list of items, we are trying to find suppliers to buy our stuff from. This is our list right now:
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  6. page Materials 16-17 edited ... About mycelium: mycelium mushrooms, once harvested and mixed with other substances, essentiall…
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    About mycelium: mycelium mushrooms, once harvested and mixed with other substances, essentially hardens into biodegradable Styrofoam.
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    fingers crossed. Here's the container so far, with some condensation on the sides:
    {IMG_5275.JPG} To fill up the time between the planter project and mycelium, we made a table with a weaved newspaper top and plastic water bottle legs with cardboard between them for structural support. This is it:
    Thursday 3/2/2017
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  7. page Materials 16-17 edited ... Here states the goals of the 101 Materials Team (Ben, Sarah, and Joelle) of the Greengineering…
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    Here states the goals of the 101 Materials Team (Ben, Sarah, and Joelle) of the Greengineering Class of Newton North. In the fall, Materials aims to start by utilizing plastic bottles to make art that promotes environmental awareness and grows and cultivates plants. During the winter, we wish to create containers out of mycelium implanted with seeds that, once thrown out onto soil, will biodegrade and grow into plants. As the year approaches spring, we would like to set up a rooftop garden or greenhouse at Newton North. We aim to impact our world for a better and greener future. By following our goals, we can achieve that.
    About mycelium: mycelium mushrooms, once harvested and mixed with other substances, essentially hardens into biodegradable Styrofoam.
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    LOGS:Wednesday 4/11/17
    Long time no post! Ben's moved on to his own independent project right now, so us two have finally begun working with mycelium. It arrived last Monday, and on Friday we finished the sanitizing the receptacles the mycelium-straw mixture will be in, and placed that mixture in a plastic rectangular box with air holes on top. Not much has changed in the container; we're going to have to wait two or three weeks for changes to really appear (if they appear at all). For now, we'll keep our fingers crossed.
    {IMG_5275.JPG} To fill up the time between the planter project and mycelium, we made a table with a weaved newspaper top and plastic water bottle legs with cardboard between them for structural support. This is it:
    Thursday 3/2/2017
    As of now, we're still pondering our options and the time span of perfecting mycelium cultivation. The mycelium would arrive within a couple weeks, so the wait wouldn't be grueling, but the process of getting the system right may take time we don't have. Still, it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot and learn about the experimental process. Ben came back from the Mexico exchange this week, so when he's back in class next week, we can all discuss together. We are also looking for potential side projects we could do while we wait for the mycelium and when we cultivate it.
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  8. page Materials 16-17 edited ... Here states the goals of the 101 Materials Team (Ben, Sarah, and Joelle) of the Greengineering…
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    Here states the goals of the 101 Materials Team (Ben, Sarah, and Joelle) of the Greengineering Class of Newton North. In the fall, Materials aims to start by utilizing plastic bottles to make art that promotes environmental awareness and grows and cultivates plants. During the winter, we wish to create containers out of mycelium implanted with seeds that, once thrown out onto soil, will biodegrade and grow into plants. As the year approaches spring, we would like to set up a rooftop garden or greenhouse at Newton North. We aim to impact our world for a better and greener future. By following our goals, we can achieve that.
    About mycelium: mycelium mushrooms, once harvested and mixed with other substances, essentially hardens into biodegradable Styrofoam.
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    finished the sanitation process {IMG_5275.JPG}sanitizing the receptacles the mycelium-straw mixture will be in, and placed that mixture in a plastic rectangular box with air holes on top. Not much has changed in the container; we're going to have to wait two or three weeks for changes to really appear (if they appear at all). For now, we'll keep our fingers crossed.
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    Thursday 3/2/2017
    As of now, we're still pondering our options and the time span of perfecting mycelium cultivation. The mycelium would arrive within a couple weeks, so the wait wouldn't be grueling, but the process of getting the system right may take time we don't have. Still, it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot and learn about the experimental process. Ben came back from the Mexico exchange this week, so when he's back in class next week, we can all discuss together. We are also looking for potential side projects we could do while we wait for the mycelium and when we cultivate it.
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  9. page Materials 16-17 edited ... Here states the goals of the 101 Materials Team (Ben, Sarah, and Joelle) of the Greengineering…
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    Here states the goals of the 101 Materials Team (Ben, Sarah, and Joelle) of the Greengineering Class of Newton North. In the fall, Materials aims to start by utilizing plastic bottles to make art that promotes environmental awareness and grows and cultivates plants. During the winter, we wish to create containers out of mycelium implanted with seeds that, once thrown out onto soil, will biodegrade and grow into plants. As the year approaches spring, we would like to set up a rooftop garden or greenhouse at Newton North. We aim to impact our world for a better and greener future. By following our goals, we can achieve that.
    About mycelium: mycelium mushrooms, once harvested and mixed with other substances, essentially hardens into biodegradable Styrofoam.
    LOGS:ThursdayLOGS:Wednesday 4/11/17Long time no post! Ben's moved on to his own independent project right now, so us two have finally begun working with mycelium. It arrived last Monday, and on Friday we finished the sanitation process {IMG_5275.JPG}
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    3/2/2017
    As of now, we're still pondering our options and the time span of perfecting mycelium cultivation. The mycelium would arrive within a couple weeks, so the wait wouldn't be grueling, but the process of getting the system right may take time we don't have. Still, it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot and learn about the experimental process. Ben came back from the Mexico exchange this week, so when he's back in class next week, we can all discuss together. We are also looking for potential side projects we could do while we wait for the mycelium and when we cultivate it.
    Wednesday 2/15/2017Today is the first day of class since we had our five day weekend (due to the immense amount of snow mother nature decided to dump on us). Coming in, we found that all the plants on the window ledge had unfortunately wilted. A few had dried up, but the majority of them had just slightly wilted. We're hoping to revive them by pouring water in the planters. We didn't come to a conclusion for our watering system, but we've decided to postpone it until the spring, when we build more planters.With our finalized list of items, we are trying to find suppliers to buy our stuff from. This is our list right now:
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