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June 7, 2016 AT 11:00 am

DIY Floating Hackerspace – Bamboo BOAT Lab #ArtTuesday

Andrew, this project is incredible. Thank you so much for sharing! Andrew writes:

I just finished documenting a project I led in May creating a
floating, art and science laboratory from the ground up. It’s set up to help
monitor an endangered coral reef off the shore of a small fishing community
too poor to really protect it well themselves. The lab was designed to give
ownership of this natural resource to the community while providing a space
for education about designing sensors, electronics, and programming. It
currently hosts workshops that draw motivated folks from around the island
to come, clean up the sea, and build new tech to monitor the environmental
health of the region.

It’s made mostly from reclaimed bamboo tied together using traditional boat
crafting techniques.

Resources:
This video overview will show you lots of details of the full project:
(6mins):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0L-SNO4A5w

Here is a condensed version of the video (4mins):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyP08onPLf8

Here is an instructable covering how to build the project (This is probably the most thorough document covering the boat lab):
http://www.instructables.com/id/Bamboo-BOAT-Lab/

Here’s a free, printable book with illustrations and photos discussing the
whole project (PDF):
http://andy.dorkfort.com/andy/digitalnatural/2016/05/23/waterspace-book/
https://www.scribd.com/doc/313378537/Waterspace

Here is a full album of highlight photographs of the whole project:
https:[email protected]/albums/72157666064776414

All items are Creative Commons, and free for you to use and share around with attribution!

You heard the man! Click all the links – we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.


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  1. Glad you liked it! Thanks for sharing!

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