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 ====== Hacklab Waterfall ====== ====== Hacklab Waterfall ======
  
-We collaborating currently ​to make a waterfall ​happening. Grace kicked off this project and here are the challenge you can participate to make it happen +We collaborating currently ​on programmable ​waterfall. ​ 
-====== challenge: Lasercutter ======+Grace kicked off this project and many hacklab members have contributed.
  
-Grave produced a The [[http://​rebus.hydrus.uberspace.de/​edinburghhacklab/​General%20Holder%201%20-%205mm%20acrylic.DXF |linked file]]. It contains a pattern that needs to nest on an acrylic sheet 300mm x 620mm. +===== Waterfall ​in Action =====
-Find a way to setup the pieces that a maximum number, can be fitted on to sheet. We need to cut on our laser cutter 250 pieces of it.  +
-For production we just have four full sheet and two smaller sheet in stock. +
-Smaller sheet: at least 300mm x 500 mm (Plus 80mm x 120mm)+
  
-probleminkscape v0.48 displays each piece as 210.140mm x 157.726mm :  +[[https://www.flickr.com/​photos/​50394334@N00/​galleries/​72157644274224794/​|Waterfall gallery on Flickr with images from Chris Scott]] 
-confirmed: Max length - 61.5mm, Max width 46.15mm+===== Next Steps =====
  
-The file saved on jane's kay folder has duplicated elements stacked over each other in it.  +**What does the waterfall need next?**
-[[http://​rebus.hydrus.uberspace.de/​edinburghhacklab/​close-pattern-test-1generalHolder%205mm%20acrylic.dxf |This .dxf file should be have no overlapping layer on it and can be used by the laser cutter software.]]+
  
-[[ http://​rebus.hydrus.uberspace.de/​edinburghhacklab/​close-pattern-test-1generalHolder%205mm%20acrylic.svg |Here is the Inkscape file for trouble shooting.]] +  * More thin nozzles or slightly improved nozzles 
-====== challenge: Trough Construction ======+  * ... 
  
-A trough needs to be built to sit below the waterfall, collect the water, and funnel it away to the tank that the pump is sitting in. It needs to be ~2.2m long (the length of the waterfall + 0.2m splash zone), ~0.4m wide, and ~100mm deep. The bottom of the trough needs to be raised ~0.5m off the ground (or at least, to a level safely above the required submerged depth of the pump). 
  
-To cover the trough need material that is waterproof and more robust then black bin liner. ​+===== Design Challenges =====
  
-Grace suggested:​ +Early experiments and notes [[waterfall_design]]
-Garden pond material.+
  
-Tim suggested:​ +===== Software =====
-http://​groceries.asda.com/​asda-webstore/​landing/​home.shtml#/​product/​910000842512+
  
-http://groceries.asda.com/asda-webstore/landing/​home.shtml#/​product/​18810123  +https://github.com/edinburghhacklab/hacklab_waterfall
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-====== challenge: Frame Construction ====== +
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-A frame needs to be built to hold the waterfall. Currently the idea is to make the 4 black shelving stands (currently in the storeroom) into two A-frames. Each A-frame would be made by tilting 2 stands towards each other and bracing horizontally. These then have to be joined together at a fixed distance of > 2.1m (the length of the waterfall itself).  +
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