Aquapioneers: Aquaponics "Made in Fab Lab" ecosystem

Description

Ready to start growing your own vegetables, fruits, and aromatics thanks to aquaponics?

The Aquapioneers kit can transform a 54L (60x30x30 cm) aquarium into an aquaponic ecosystem. At the intersection of hardware and ecology, the ecosystem will allow you to grow fresh and tasty food all year round. This little piece of nature, will engage and inspire you, your family and your friends.

The Ecosystem uses a natural process called Aquaponics, which harnesses the relationships between beneficial microorganisms, fish, and plants to grow fresh & delicious produce. The fish process the food they receive and produce ammonia-rich waste. Microorganisms convert the ammonia into nitrates (organic plant fertilizer), simultaneously supplying the plants with nutrients and the fish with clean water! As a result of this natural process, you won’t have to clean the tank again, or worry about the freshness of your food!

What makes the Aquapioneers kit different from other aquaponics kits, is its open source design (creative license CC-BY-NC 4.0), which was designed so that anyone can download and manufacture the kit locally in any digital manufacturing workshop.

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Steps
Step 1

STEP 1: Aquapioneers Kit - User Manual - Part I- The Body

This part shows you how to build the wooden frame of the Aquapioneers kit using a CNC milling machine

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Step 2

STEP 2: Aquapioneers Kit - User Manual - Part II- The Blood

This part shows you how to build the water irrigation system of the Aquapioneers kit.

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Step 3

STEP 3: Aquapioneers Kit - User Manual - Part III- The Nervous system

This part shows you how to build the electrical and monitoring system of the Aquapioneers kit.

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Step 4

STEP 4: Aquapioneers Kit - User Manual - Part IV- The Life

This part shows you how to start and maintain the biological system to grow food with confidence withthe Aquapioneers kit.

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