small, pretty and blasting :)

são paulo report and some considerations.

we try this one here in são paulo. the nano vacations.

don’t let you misleading by the nano scale. ok, it’s small (the diagram is 1/1) inexpensive 2$+ecofootprint, and can be mostly scavenge in a city.

still on the scale perspective and scales we don’t see, most of our electronics work on micro, nano or pico scale but the above inexpensive ecofootprint can be bigger than the 2$.. can be a 2K$.. we just don’t know.. I didn’t make the maths on the energy embodied  nor the ecological impact of our tools.. how many tons of minerals are dig from mountains and were are this mountains?

we extend the live of some materials but we also use a small % of new materials.

we also got “bugs” on the electronics hehehe in january I got this

20 tip 120 on a electronics market in beijing by 10$. when you connect 12v to them they just blow.. so insted of a tip120 darlington transistor I got 20 units of a 12V non reusable bomb that gives a blasting sound. if  this is exactly what you were looking for, I can sell them to you:p

so we just setup the watering system without the nano blasting board.

located here and by the bytes changed with pixel, the last day of the workshop was on the garoa hacher space.

wau, what a place.. full with electronics, friendly people and geeky too :) being geek is one of the most intensify intellectual activities in our days apart of fun, open and creative. thank’s guys ;) you will be a great partner of the SP re:farm group.

back to the small, pretty board: the idea is just to have some control over a system that has a bottle that recovers rain and a windshell water pump that handles the watering. the moister sensor (has a tribute to this guys) was made with local materials.

we got this boxes on a country fair around the corner.

daniela brought her used filter,

we got the water pump 2 doors away by 10RS

we got the soil from an hippic place

the bottle was gently offered by a local store (it’s amazing how people give you things when you ask materials to make a urban farm :)

in 3 days we got local materials, build one re:farm, one vermi-composter, eat good food, good drinks and of course made new friends :) looking forward to come back heheh


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is a designer and early became interested in 3 things: drawing, assemble / disassemble mechanisms and spelunking. studied analytic photography, design and graphic arts. worked as a designer in Tomar where he started his own studio. lived 3 years in Porto before went to Lisbon working on some well knowned advertising agencies. in 2006 moves to barcelona, by love. also gets involved with ecodesign and later with electronics and physical computing. was a founding partner, graphic designer, creative director and production manager. has won several awards of design, marketing and creativity. now he is a eco-designer and media artist focused on bringing the unknown beauty of nature to humans.