Technology / Engineering, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry
Air quality monitoring system to better understanding greenhouse gas
The "Greenhouse air quality monitoring" is a lightweight and low-cost greenhouse sensor package connected to Lora Network. The sensors are located inside a greenhouse and transmit a live stream of environmental and chemical data to the internet. Advances in gas sensors and open-source hardware are enabling new options for low-cost and light-weight gas sampling devices that are also robust and easy to use and duplicate. In this project, we are developing a complete system for high-accuracy measurements of temperature, relative humidity, luminosity, CO2, and dust/pollen concentrations. Using a greenhouse, the monitor air quality is an abysmal for the greenhouse gas in the outside atmosphere. The system is assembled from off-the-shelf products, with a total cost of less than $200. Validation of the sensor package is conducted in a greenhouse but could be useful to monitor pollution in an urban area.
Technology / Engineering, Physics, Art, Mathematics
Capture images of celestial object using automated robotic observatories
The observation of celestial objects could need some very costly hardware. To find and follow a specific object in the sky, an Automated Robotic Observatory, help the astronomer by avoiding the complexity of human manipulation of the telescope. The levels of precision required for a maker-made scientific quality scope make observations frustrating for aspiring citizen scientists. The Astro project creates a frugal open-source design of telescope such that people could build an automated robotic observatory cheaply at home and use to do scientifically valuable observations.
Technology / Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Create a smart desinfection and sanitation robot
The Smart Disinfection and Sanitation Robot has been designed to provide maximum protection to people in the public area. Which can help the community to fight against the COVID-19. The main idea of this project is to make a mobile robot that can make autonomously the disinfection of urban furniture and prevent the spread of COVID-19. This disinfection and sanitation robot sanitize objects within 15 seconds from any possible bacteria. The disinfectant solution used consists of a combination of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) and water (H2O). The disinfectant is non-volatile, thus enabling prolonged viricidal and bactericidal activity and sanitizing the surfaces. We took this initiative to make this Smart Disinfection device to help people to be safe in a public area during pandemic period.
Technology / Engineering, Biology, Chemistry
Drinkable water for everyone
Over one billion people have little to no access to clean water. There is a need for disinfected water suitable for drinking, especially in developing areas of Africa, Asia, and South America where water is often contaminated with bacteria and other contaminants. This project is an open-source water testing platform based on a DIY optical digital colorimeter, which is made from open-source electronics and 3-D printable components. In addition to the testing hardware, the device will perform Solar water disinfection (SODIS) to reduce the turbidity and remove main part of pollution.
Technology / Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
The project aims to expand the educational use of a vegetable garden to the fields of technology and physics. If today several schools have already set up a vegetable garden for its applications in biology or its certain social utility, we propose another exploitation in terms of education in technologies as well as in physics. On the one hand, using microcontrollers, we propose the development of a connected weather station. The use of the data collected will be particularly useful for automating watering. We would like to introduce birdhouse with infra-red camera, and bug house observed with camera in order to observe in an automated way the comings and goings of the insects depending of the seasons.
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Technology / Engineering
Equitable lab-grade instruments for everyone
There is an opportunity to radically increase access to scientific instrumentation while improving the quality and diversity of research tools by harnessing the power of collaborative and frugal innovation. The "Equitable lab-grade instruments for everyone" is a toolset of basic lab instruments that each classroom need to have the potential to change the way science is taught and expanding the audiences that have access to a creative and scientific experimentation lab. The core of this toolset will be an automated low-cost 3-D motion control platform based on mechanical parts from the Open-source 3D printer community and have the capacity to perform some scientific applications including: i) 3-D printing of scientific hardware, ii) laboratory auto-stirring, measuring and probing, iii) automated fluid handling and iv) shaking and mixing. This project will be based on simple tools that can be built only with a standard makerspace equipment like 3D printer and laser cutter.
Technology / Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Art
Stable positionning non-rigid airship platform for biodiversity observation
A blimp, or non-rigid airship, is an airship(dirigible). Blimps are the most commonly built airships because they are relatively easy to build and easy to transport once deflated. As they flying very slowly and they are stable, they are one of the easiest flying platforms to deploy. The aspect lighter than the air make this aircraft less dangerous than plane or UAVs. The process of scientific wildlife observation includes the reporting of what (diagnosis of the species), where (geographical location), when (date and time), who (details about observer), and why (the reason for observation, explanations for occurrence). Wildlife observation can be performed if the animals are alive, with the most notable example being face-to-face observation and live cameras, or are dead, with the primary example being the notifying of where roadkill has occurred. This outlines the basic information needed to collect data for a wildlife observation, which can contribute to scientific investigations of distribution, habitat relations, trends, and movement of wildlife species. The BLIMP is an aerial conservation tool that can go to keep a stable positioning on a long period to observe with a digital camera the fauna. Simple image recognition algorithms will be added to identify animals and take photos at the best moment.