There’s Always Room for Improvement

Tech Group uses motorcycle to jump start battery that powers solar panel.

 

The Tech Group went over ways to fix the existing problems with the Poet Blox. Despite the project’s unique design and layout there are several areas that could use some tuning. The Tech Group used a Motorcycle’s battery to jump start the voltage which would then power the solar panels that are said to last for up to 20 days. The solar panels will transfer sunlight into energy.

There are plans to replace the arm because it causes difficulty  with reading the text which scrolls across the screen. They have also talked about building a pathway from the Lebel Building leading to the Poet Blox if time permits.

Follow the Tech Group on their journey to improving the Poet Blox outside the Lebel Building.

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Getting into our groups

On Thursday, May 12, we got the opportunity to look over all of the projects. Although every project seemed interesting, several outdoor projects blended well with each other. Our group decided to combine several projects into one larger project.

Our group consists of: Samantha Field, Ling Li, Harpreet Singh, Jyotsna Vasudev, Kim Freeland, Larry Meloche, and Natalie Sinn.

The beginnings of our project.

We will incorporate the osprey perch with irrigation water, pathways, a garden wall, and the Poet Blox. After a brain-storming session, we came up with a tentative plan and mapped out a basic design. We will be looking at putting a movable garden wall on rails that will circle the Poet Blox. There will be a pathway and a gravity-fed drip irrigation system. We plan to use solar power and the inventiveness of the engineers to get this project running.

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