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Aquapioneers: print your aquaponics ecosystem

Start growing your own food with the first open source aquaponics kit designed for urban farming 🐠 💩 🌿

  • A huge thanks to our 248 backers. A big step for the Open Source Aquaponics revolution !

    Dear Ulule’ backers,


    First of all, we would like to warmly thank you for your support and involvement in making this crowdfunding campaign a double success. We are so glad to have multiply by two what was expected, gathering 30 121€ from 248 backers coming from all around the world. This is a tremendous help !

    This campaign is a powerful demonstration of our collective capacity to believe in new aspirations such as:

    • Open Sourcing technologies to change how things are made and transported,
    • Growing food using ecosystemic approach that have a minimum impact on our environment.

    From our small hill located in the Regional Park of Barcelona, we were not expecting such international reach. From Japan, to Russia, to even China, passing by the USA, France and of course our lovely Spain, the press gave us a “little help“ to spread our open source aquaponics dreams.

    Without waiting, we start to work on the delivery plan of the different perks we have promised you and will be back in a few weeks with a concrete plan. However to give you a glimpse of what will be done with this funding, we've have prepared this small infographic. 

     

    As the project matures we will send updates to keep you in the loop (count 1 news per month more or less).

    Wishing you a wonderful day and thanks a million again

    The Aquapioneers team.

     

  • D-4 : 2 min' of your time are enough to convince a friend

     

    Dear everyone,

    We are entering in the last 4 days of the campaign and despite its overall success there is a specific project within the Aquapioneers initiative that pains to take off STEAM EDUCATION PILOT IMPLEMENTATION IN A SCHOOL IN BCN

     

    Why this specific project is so important to us ?

    Growing food with a living ecosystem in a classroom changes students’ relationship with the classroom and creates for the student an ownership and responsibility as it educates.  We want to introduce this cross-cutting experience to Barcelonese schools and this crowdfunding campaign is our first opportunity to start a pilot project with the school of La Sagrera in BCN during the 2017-2018 academic year and demonstrate its potential.

     

    To make it happen we still need 57 sponsors and there are 4 days left. Our team is putting all its energy to find this support. But YOU can give us a tremendously help in this quest helping us spreading the word.

    We are 189 backers this afternoon to have supported financially the project. Taking 2 min of your time this week to reach someone you know that could be interested to support this cause, will offer us a collective support to ensure this project could be kickstarted with the right conditions.

     

    To make it easier for you, we already prepared:

    1. A Facebook or Linkedin post that you can share with your network,
    2. An email to present the project.

     

    There are no 2 min to waste :) 

    Thanks a million. The Aquapioneers team

     

  • D-7 : The campaign takes off ! Heading for 30K to open source a 25m2 solar powered aquaponics greenhouse

    Good morning everyone,

     

    That’s amazing ! We are so happy to announce you, that we have reached our minimum objective of 15k€. This gives us the means to contribute to the #OpenSource #Aquaponics revolution :)

    We still have 7 days to go and the campaign is entering in a new dynamic. The project is now shared beyond our network. Last week we get an article in Fast Company, TreeHugguer and a video on PlayGround (that get 100K view in 24 hours).

    We are more than ever mobilized to make the buzz around Aquapioneers. So please, continue to talk about it, during your coffee break, at home or with your neighbours. This project is all about dreams, passion and positive energy to make things differently and is only possible thanks to YOU, your determination, your time and your willingness to make it happen !

    The Kit was our first open source milestone, but since the last 8 months we have been working on another secret aquaponics project that:

    • Could feed 2 persons all year round (fish and plants)
    • Could be totally energy self-sufficient with solar PV 
    • Could be monitored and controled remotely to facilitate the maintenance work. 

     

    Tomorrow we will come back to empower you to help us reach this second milestone, so stay tuned :) 

    The Aquapioneers team

  • CROWDFUNDING LOVE STORY #1

    A crowdfunding campaign can generate a lot of different surprises and today we would like to share this one.

    Walter D. Michaels, based in Las Vegas is one of our "KIT DESIGN + STARTER KIT MANUAL" backer. He is part of the Board of Advisors for a local elementary school there and see in our project a great STEAM educational tool to introduce Aquaponics farming and Digital Fabrication

    We are so exited to see how this project could have an impact beyond Barcelona, without involving any type of transportation from our side neither our product.  

    Based on open source designs and digital & decentralised manufacturing technologies as Fab Labs, we can change the paradigm of the current industrial economy (where the city operates on a linear model of importing products and producing waste), to a circular model in which materials flow inside cities and information on how things are made circulates globally.

    We have an opportunity to rethink how goods and services are made and distributed on a global scale and we are so happy to see people like Mr Walter D. Michaels becoming a pioneer of this new industrial approach.

  • We have reached 50 % of our goal !!!!

    We are happy to announce that we've reached 50 % of our goal in 7 days !!!!! Thanks a million for the ones that supported us  to reach this important milestone.