We are honoured to introduce our new collaborators! eatART is an AWESOME charitable organization that uses art to educate, focusing on the social and environmental impacts of energy use and technology. The organization has been seeking a new, full-time project for their team of staff and volunteers and are excited to collaborate on the development and manufacturing of the Neighbour Hub. Our project aligns perfectly with eatART's goal of engaging with the community through educational programming. Past projects of eatART's include a human controlled walking-machine called Prosthesis and Daisy, the world's largest solar-powered tricycle.
Sustaingineering is a student engineering design 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. UBC Sustaingineering is excited to be working along with the Vancouver based design studio, Neighbour Lab, to develop a monitoring system adapted for their Neighbour Hub prototype project. This system would measure parameters from solar panels, water reservoirs, and power generation systems to insure functionality and measure the prototype’s success.