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NEWSFEED

Moss Voltaics

This project is the exploration how moss could be used as a source of renewable energy. Mentioned emerging technology is called biophotovoltaics (BPV) which uses the natural process of photosynthesis to generate electrical energy. Photosynthesis is a process by which plants and algae convert carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into organic compounds using energy from sunlight. The plants use these organic compounds (like carbohydrates, proteins and lipids) to grow. When the moss photosynthesizes it releases

ProdActive Landscapes

What’s ProdActive Landscapes for? The ecological emergency and the global energy crisis are driving us to rethink architectural design in terms of optimization of local resources, reduction of water and energy requirements, and integration of technologies producing energy from renewable sources. Sustainability issues have already been transforming building’s function from places to live to multifunctional systems integrating energy production and, always more frequently, food production, including roof top or hydroponic indoor agriculture. The ProdActive Landscapes

Peer 2 Peer project development : Food Lab + OKNO + SONY CSL

As an initiating workshop at the Green Fab Lab, it was inspiring to be able to host and a number of collaborating European groups for a symposium of ideas sharing, project development and seminars. OpenGreens, by the artist collective OKNO in Brussels, is the ancestor of the P2P Food Lab project. The OpenGreens wiki and the related Time Inventors Kabinet is full of resources relating to urban food, monitoring systems, and more. It is a major repository for anyone interested in urban

Open Source Beehives : Citizen Science tracking Bee decline

The Open Source Beehives project is a network of citizen scientists tracking bee decline. We use sensor enhanced beehives and data science to study honeybee colonies throughout the world. All of our technology and methods, from the hive and sensor kit designs to the data, are documented and made openly available for anyone to use. The primary goal is to determine the cause(s) of bee decline, to identify potential solutions, and to encourage networks of concerned citizens

Machines
Machines

The Green Fab Lab Inventory

A set of evolving digital fabrication technologies that combine both additive and subtractive manufacturing processes. Advanced tools facilitating the exploration of both digital and local production for self sufficiency.

Projects
Projects

From Concept to Construction.

Investigating uses for local and biotic materials, researching new modes of production and prototyping digitally connected and embedded technologies that inform the way we interface with our environment.

EVENTS

Mycelium
Mycelium

A 2 day study and production group to explore the possibilities and uses for Mycelium. Accompanied by open studios and engage with practical exercises to enhance the forest and work in the Laboratory to grow insulation packets.


ROBOTIC CERAMICS
ROBOTIC CERAMICS

How can advanced manufacturing technologies combine with and learn from traditional crafts? This two day intensive workshop will investigate the design and production of Robotic Ceramics: 3D printing with clay.


AGRO TECHNOLOGY
AGRO TECHNOLOGY

A two day intensive workshop to combine traditional and digital techniques for reading the environment. Participants will engage in hands on work in the forests whilst implementing sensing technologies designed and manufactured at the Green Fab Lab.