Do you have a passion for solving social challenges to improve lives? Do you want to leverage your skills and ideas in a diverse and high-energy setting to identify and attack issues in sustainability?
Join us on “Smart” Community Mini Jam, where change makers around the world will join an online design thinking workshop to explore the question, “How might we become a better informed, sustainable and ultimately resilient “smart” community?”
What is a “Smart” Community?
What are some existing practices for a “Smart” Community?
(1)Hackerfarm and the Ricetech project
Techrice supports the efficiency of agricultural work by monitoring the condition of rice fields, such as measuring the height of the water level. You can view the data uploaded to the cloud from the measurement hardware using the smartphone app. The data that can be confirmed at this time are “water level”, “temperature”, and “humidity”.
Techrice is an open data sensor network research and hardware project. The sensor network is designed by Freaklabs. Techrice was also developed in collaboration with Digital Garage, Inc.’s Future Lab, Freaklabs, and Hacker Farm.
Image source: https://freaklabs.org/
Waste Surfer Project started as an Earth Day initiative and local call to action from existing FabCafe collaborators to crowdsource the available upcycle-able materials. This project developed a method of making surfskate boards by upcycling plastic and other materials which otherwise would have become waste. They’ve also created open-source system for the decks and wheels so individuals can customize all the parts themselves.
The Waste Surfer project is organized by FabCafe Bangkok with the support of the Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC), the Creative Economy Agency (CEA) and Material ConneXion Bangkok.
Image source: https://fabcafe.com/magazine/bangkok/waste-surfer-report
Safecast is an international volunteer driven non-profit organization whose goal is to create useful, accessible, and granular environmental data. All Safecast data is published, free of charge, into the public domain under a CC0 designation.
Safecast’s community is inclusive and non-partisan, comprising people of all ages and from all walks of life. Energetic outreach activities allow Safecast to share their experiences with individuals and groups worldwide through frequent workshops, talks, and educational programs.
Image source: https://safecast.org/