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  1. 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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    build more planters. Withplanters.With our finalized
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    right now:
    The things crossed out are items that we already have
    Spawns (Mycelium running oyster mushroom)
    __http://www.fungi.com/product-detail/product/the-mycelium-running-oyster-mushroom-patch.html__
    Pressure cooker (nitrogen supplements)
    Nitrogen sticks (supplements) (Home Depot)
    Hydrogen peroxide (3%)-sanitation (drugstore) https://www.amazon.com/Members-Mark-Hydrogen-Peroxide-fl/dp/B01LNWSL7W/ref=sr_1_16_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1487165870&sr=8-16&keywords=hydrogen+peroxide
    Five gallon bucket (soaking/sanitizing substrate) -Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/p/United-Solutions-5-gal-Bucket-in-Black-PN0112/300233662
    For Inoculation:
    Plastic bags(to hold substrate and spawns) (Grocery bag/ trash bags)
    gloves
    Airtight container (plastic bags)
    Twistie ties (to tie bags) ?
    Pan for boiling water - will be used to prepare substrate
    Lime (For pellets or other substrate) (for example: __http://www.homedepot.com/p/TXI-50-lb-Hydrated-Lime-5195/202080968__ ) DON’T BUY THIS YET WE AREN’T FULLY SURE OF IT’S PURPOSE
    Portable electric stove (to boil water)

    Wednesday 2/7/2017 {IMG_4771.jpg}
    Sorry it's flipped :( Here's our water system though ^^^) {IMG_4769.JPG}
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  2. 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: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:
    Wednesday
    2/7/2017 {IMG_4771.jpg}
    Sorry it's flipped :( Here's our water system though ^^^) {IMG_4769.JPG}
    Here are some links that we looked at for Mycelium:
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  3. page Bikes 16-17 edited ... {https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3UuuhWwJfJqyLnqgw1P0ZaBpk3MUMRdArUf9n3vuiMwcD2QNaP7_SVFUS_J…
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    2/8/17: We have finished building our expanded bike stand and have tested it out with the motor. We placed the motor on the bike stand and adjacent to the back wheel of the bike. I then started to peddle and sure enough the wheel was successful in turning the motor and generating power. We are now working on setting up the battery and the power inverter to our system. We had a little trouble with our inverter as it let out an alarm every time we hooked it up, but we figured out it was just a low voltage alarm. We are currently checking if our bike can charge our system for an extended period of time. Still waiting on the router but for now everything is going smoothly.
    2/15/17: We have run into a little trouble with our motor. We decided to put friction tape on it to make it catch the motor better, and it does make the motor turn faster, but unfortunately, whenever we pedal the bike, the friction tape on the motor starts to sand the wood when it turns. We are currently looking to expand the stand slightly so that our motor can be completely nailed down on all sides, and so it doesn't slope downwards into the wood. In other news, we have got our battery hooked up to our motor and all we need now is to hook up the power inverter and get the router, pictures to follow shortly.
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Wednesday, February 8

  1. 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.
    LOGS:Wednesday 2/7/2017 {IMG_4771.jpg}
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    flipped :( Here's our water system though ^^^) {IMG_4769.JPG}
    Here are some links that we looked at for Mycelium:
    __http://mushroomersclub.blogspot.com/2012/09/grow-mushrooms-with-hydrogen-peroxide.html#.WG5GSFMrLcs__
    __http://mycomasters.com/__
    __http://mycomasters.com/NonSterile.html__
    __http://www.ecovativedesign.com/__

    Monday 2/6/2017It's been a while since we posted. The past two weeks have been focused solely on creating a better water system. At the moment it is a work in progress (pictures will be posted sometime this week). We're still looking at mycelium, and as of now, we need to look around to find if the classroom has some of the supplies we need.
    Goals for Mycelium:To come up with a successful, convenient, and easy system to grow myceliumCreate enough material to start experimenting with replacing other materials used in every day objects.
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    5:26 am
  2. page Bikes 16-17 edited ... Here is our motor: {https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3UuuhWwJfJqyLnqgw1P0ZaBpk3MUMRdArUf9n3v…
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    Here is our motor:
    {https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3UuuhWwJfJqyLnqgw1P0ZaBpk3MUMRdArUf9n3vuiMwcD2QNaP7_SVFUS_JjHVuGLe8doyocSg8xIGOBsj2Yx3BxhvKaiLZsM5SwyJxSqirbOGHI8-Nw4AoYop7AVP7cqfVEQgud}
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    voltage alarm. We are currently checking if our bike can charge our system for an extended period of time. Still waiting
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  3. page Materials 16-17 edited ... IMPACT GOAL Here states the goals of the 101 Materials Team (Ben, Sarah, and Joelle) of the G…
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    IMPACT GOAL
    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.
    zAboutAbout mycelium: mycelium
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    LOGS:Wednesday 2/7/2017 {Photos (3).zip}{IMG_4771.jpg}
    Sorry it's flipped :( {IMG_4769.JPG}

    Monday 2/6/2017It's been a while since we posted. The past two weeks have been focused solely on creating a better water system. At the moment it is a work in progress (pictures will be posted sometime this week). We're still looking at mycelium, and as of now, we need to look around to find if the classroom has some of the supplies we need.
    Goals for Mycelium:To come up with a successful, convenient, and easy system to grow myceliumCreate enough material to start experimenting with replacing other materials used in every day objects.
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    5:19 am
  4. page Bikes 16-17 edited Welcome to Bikes! Last year's team page can be found here ... own wifi. PLEASE IGNORE THE C…
    Welcome to Bikes!
    Last year's team page can be found here
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    own wifi.
    PLEASE IGNORE THE COMMENT SECTION.
    Link to our model circuit:
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    1/30/17: Still waiting on the router. We are finished with the treadmill and have gotten the motor, and are currently working on building our circuit. However, when building this, we noticed that the there was no space to for the motor to touch our bike in the current bike stand as the wooden blocks got in the way, so we are now extending our stand and making a platform for our circuit to stand on. We are almost done with this and hope to get our router very soon.
    Here is our motor:
    {https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3UuuhWwJfJqyLnqgw1P0ZaBpk3MUMRdArUf9n3vuiMwcD2QNaP7_SVFUS_JjHVuGLe8doyocSg8xIGOBsj2Yx3BxhvKaiLZsM5SwyJxSqirbOGHI8-Nw4AoYop7AVP7cqfVEQgud}
    2/8/17: We have finished building our expanded bike stand and have tested it out with the motor. We placed the motor on the bike stand and adjacent to the back wheel of the bike. I then started to peddle and sure enough the wheel was successful in turning the motor and generating power. We are now working on setting up the battery and the power inverter to our system. We had a little trouble with our inverter as it let out an alarm every time we hooked it up, but we figured out it was just a low voltage alarm. Still waiting on the router but for now everything is going smoothly.

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