Yesterday “The Habitat Project co-ordinator”, MySelf, Tony, met a wonderful group of people at the OzBerry – Sydney’s Monthly IoT Maker Space yesterday Sunday the 17th of July 2016
They let me present a 5minute pitch about “The Habitat Project” and IoT. Let me paraphrase what I said after describing the project as a whole.
The Habitat Project provides enthusiastic makers to contribute to a range of projects and potentially many different things, from monitoring to control of environmental, electrical systems through to new an innovative solutions.
Some projects will have funding and all projects will have the opportunity to be installed in a new “green fields” site. Some may choose to experiment in The Habitat Project before implementing it themselves.
We will be looking for vendor partnerships, grants and research and development opportunities.
Areas not fully explored include
- Interactive home/venue management facilities
- Research and development around perceived comfort
Genuine interest and great ideas expressed by many of the attendees, Among them is so much knowledge and curiosity, I can see we can innovate a more sustainable world.
PS It was an all male group which I believe needs to recruit some women for a little more diversity. Ladies where are you hiding?
The Habitat Project Phases have being penciled out on our Wiki, and a Project phase template is under development. The Project is in the Initial Design Phase with some work started in the Community engagement Phase.
Soon we will be letting you know how you can participate.
note: As of writing there is no content in each of the above project phase pages, content will appear progressively.
- Would you then consider designing an ultra Sustainable habitat, but rather than believe you know it all, opening the design process to others, to allow them to have a hand in what you do, and benefit from the results?
- Would you consider sharing your knowledge and experience in sustainable systems and design, freely to contributors who can enjoy low cost country escapes to relax, learn and volunteer?
I really intend to do this, and the process is in train. The idea is to use recycled shipping containers, a roof, a floor and some walls to build the skeleton, a sheltered “sleep over” and project work space. I then want to engage contributors from the local area, the ACT, Sydney, even internationally.
All along I will seek to open source as much as we can for those who follow; to inform city based workshops, presentations or training courses and drive the research and development of a “Sustainable Systems method” that allows people to identify new and innovative ways to increase sustainability and efficiency – “from your fridge, to a factory”.
The project is now started on SustainabilityProjects.org