2021-2022

1/20/22

Added Nutrients to Tube 1 and Tube 2, Emptied the distiller in preparation to fill Tube 3.

1/12/22

Got pump #2 operational and planted three saplings in the tube. Added nutrients to both tubes and worked with Max on identifying the previous groups progress for charting growth. We plan to use this system for the new plants and other future progress.

1/11/22

Worked with Nikita to identify the best way we could attach the cameras and sensors and changed the placements of several items. Also attached supports to the rig for the raspberry pi and tested the sensor With Joe.

1/6/22

Nikita informed me that the water level sensor would be best used if we could make a whole in the tubes for better data collection. Using a saw and sandpaper Joe and I cut a hole in tube #2 for the sensor and attached it to the rig.

1/4/22

Worked on supports to strengthen the bases of plants and talked to joe about the best way to incorporate water level sensors.

11/15/21

Replaced and replanted saplings to better measure growth. Cleaned the rig in preparation for conducting experiments.

11/8/21

Presented our poster and attended a lecture on habitable planets, spoke with members of the Saint Monica Marine Research Team about PlantCV.

11/4/21

Worked on improving our group’s poster for WISRD Poster night. Emptied the distiller and continued filling the water barrels.

11/2/21

Added blocks to the ramp in order to better secure the distiller and lock the wheels

10/28/21

Constructed the ramp and tested the distiller on it, decided to make improvements to it since it wasn’t working effectively

10/24/21

Water containers arrived, worked with Nikita and Joe to test the Flowmeter and updated Journal

10/20/21

Finished securing the distiller with furniture straps and started working on a ramp to better empty water.

10/18/21

Ordered water containers and worked on my Vitae

10/17/21

Concluded that there was no difference in purity for the number of distillations and the material used to store the water.

10/12/21

Found the change of water and started searching for ways to hold and contain distilled water.

10/11/21

Worked on cycling the distiller and finding the change, if any, between the purity of once-distilled and twice-distilled water.

10/7/21

Worked on and finished a customized dolly for the distiller so that it an be moved onto the ground and easily accessed.

10/5/21

Today the whole Hydroponics group come in and took a photo in front of the rig. This photo will be uploaded to our project page.

9/25/21

Organized the Hydroponics boxes into a singular box, also found the salinity sensors and attempted to figure out the Arduino which ran the camera system.

9/22/21

Successfully potted ten plants with four seeds in each and set up a LED array on top of the hydroponics materials stand to provide the plants with light.

9/21/21

Worked with Joe and Max during class and lunch to set up the lighting system to remotely control it and affix the plastic sheets to prevent evaporation. Started potting seeds to grow.

9/14/21

Brought the group up to speed on progress made and got all three pumps working

09/10/21

Came in after school and worked with Joe to better understand the rig and got the first pump working so that I could turn it on and off remotely.

9/3/21

Looked around in WISRD for previous work/documents on the Hydroponics lab and found the schematics for the rig as well as a list of materials and process used for the tests.

09/1/21

Had a meeting with the Hydroponics team about the goals for the project and the roles each team member would hold. After this we designated tasks and I create a group document for the project

08/31/21

I read over the Hydroponics project page as well as the journals of Dani, Ximena, and Sadie to gain a greater understanding of the progress and mission for the Hydroponics lab.

08/27/21

Worked with Joe to 3D print a part for an outside of school project and got Ultimaker Cura set up on my computer and linked it with the WISRD printers. Spoke with Toby and Max about their respective labs and what I would do if I joined them. Out of class I spoke with Luis and Reid about their project and it’s involvement with the wind tunnel.

08/25/21

Helped organize supplies for the wind tunnel project and sent an email out to those working on it inquiring about their plans with it.

08/24/21

Joe introduced us to the institute and showed us the social media accounts as well as our choices for projects to join.