Announcements - Green Walls


Building a green wall at the Sensorica Montreal lab

posted Jan 23, 2019, 1:20 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Jan 23, 2019, 1:25 PM ]

A new green wall initiative started at the Sensorica Montreal lab in January 2019. This will be an automated and connected (sending data and receiving commands via the Internet) wall. 

Its functions will be:
  • Separation wall, movable (on wheels)
  • Air purifier (active system circulating air through the growing medium)
  • Grow edible plants (main herbs used in the kitchen)
  • Aesthetics (very beautiful, wait and see...)
Materials used for its construction will be biodegradable and recycled

Bruce, core member of the project, is a specialist in horticulture, very knowledgeable about plants and growing media. Today, him and Tibi went to the some specialized stores to get the main soil ingredients and a few plants to build the first experimental pots.  

The 3D design of the green wall structure is under development. Please consult the design document or go to project page for more info
 

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The Green Walls project presented in Drumondville

posted Mar 2, 2014, 3:32 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Mar 2, 2014, 3:37 PM ]

Benoit Racine, the main facilitator of the Green Walls project presented in Drummondville at Genies du Nouveau MondeJonathan and Tibi were there to support him. 

Benoit presenting in Drumonville

The beginning of the presentation



 

Growing the team, meeting in Ste-Julie

posted Dec 12, 2013, 5:37 PM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Dec 12, 2013, 5:44 PM ]

On D
ec. 11th we meet again in Ste-Julie with Roland, who can contribute with 3D design/modeling
. Roland and Normand will communicate to define the design of the Green Wall structure. Benoit will continue to grow the team and collect some information to compose a business plan. During our discussions, the Green Wall concept was enriched with Norman's vast experience in this domain.

Tibi explained SENSORICA's OVN model and we started to explore the value equation for this project.

We also brainstormed about how SENSORICA and Les Genies du Nouveau Monde can interface more strongly. 

 Listening to Roland
 Brainstorming
 Benoit showing the seeds starter from Normand

Hydroponic lettuce from Norman's farm

Collaboration with Les Genies du Nouveau Monde

posted Dec 10, 2013, 10:04 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Dec 10, 2013, 10:12 AM ]

Friday Dec 7, 2013, Yasir and Tibi went to Drummondville to meet with Les Genies du Nouveau Monde. On the way there, we also visited the hydroponic farm of Normand and Mado, who are also involved in the Green Walls project. At the event, we also met someone interested in packaging the LED system. We also made a 20 min presentation of SENSORICA which was well received by the majority.

 
 
 
 
 
 

First important meeting for the Green Wall project

posted Dec 5, 2013, 10:43 AM by Tiberius Brastaviceanu   [ updated Dec 5, 2013, 11:39 AM ]

Wednesday 4th of December, Benoit Racine organized a meeting with Les Genies du Nouveau Monde at SENSORICA labs in Montreal. At the table we also had Normand and his wife, producers of organic produce from Drummondville, Quebec, who are interested in partnering with us in developing sensing and control systems for hydroponic cultures.

At this moment, we are building ties with Les Genies of Nouveau Monde who are interested in SENSORICA's platform for bringing their ideas to market.

See more on the Green Walls project



Next steps

From Luc Fortin

... nous aurons probablement deux rencontres GDNM en janvier 2014.  Les dates visées sont les vendredis 17 et 31.
 
À mon avis, il pourrait être très pertinent de profiter de ces deux rencontres pour faire connaître Sensorica et les projets (en cours et futurs).  Si tout le monde est d'accord avec cette proposition, il faudrait alors déterminer les principaux sujets traités à chacune de ces deux rencontres.
 
Vous me direz ce que vous en pensez, mais je crois que la première rencontre devrait être surtout utilisée pour présenter ce qu'est Sensorica (mission, objectifs, produits et services, projets, etc.).  Quant à la deuxième rencontre, elle devrait être davantage dédiée à un projet concret, par exemple, nous pourrions offrir un atelier que Benoit, Normand, et Tibi (ou une autre personne de Sensorica) animerait de manière à déterminer les paramètres, outils, appareils à considérer pour la construction de la serre intérieure idéale.  Le titre de la conférence pourrait être: "Venez définir la serre intérieure de demain".  D'autres suggestions ?

Même si je crois qu'il serait idéalement préférable de faire deux conférences séparées, il sera possiblement nécessaire de combiner les deux conférences en une seule, le 17 janvier, si les demandes de subventions doivent absolument être complétées avant la fin janvier (corrigez-moi si je me trompe).  Qu'en pensez-vous ?

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