We are thrilled to introduce collaborator eatART, an awesome Vancouver-based charitable organization that uses art to educate, focusing on the social and environmental impacts of energy use and technology. eatART has been seeking a new, full-time project for their team of staff and volunteers. Our project aligns with eatART's goal of engaging with the community through educational programming and we are excited to collaborate on the development and manufacturing of the Neighbour Hub prototype. Past projects of eatART's include a human controlled walking-machine called Prosthesis and Daisy, the world's largest solar-powered tricycle.
Prosthesis is an independent art project by eatART’s Jonathan Tippett, co-creator of the Mondo Spider.
Sustaingineering is a student engineering team that designs, develops and deploys sustainable technology solutions for renewable energy applications in remote and developing communities. Their goal is to create power solutions to address the global challenge of climate change and improve the quality of life of the people living in these communities. The team is currently developing a remote monitoring platform that senses various operating parameters of solar panel projects and transmits this data through GSM/3G to a central base for its monitoring. Neighbour Lab is excited to be working alongside UBC Sustaingineering to develop a monitoring system adapted for the Neighbour Hub prototype. This system will measure parameters from solar panels, water reservoirs and power generation systems to insure functionality and measure the prototype’s success.