Build an Open Source Water Purification Unit
Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 5:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Elequa.io is developing an online hub for open source water innovation, collaboration, and education. Join our hands on workshop that teaches you how to build and test an open source water coagulator.
Learn about elequa.io collaborating with Angelo State University’s 2016 Physical Science Study Abroad Program, in order to expand access to clean water, science and filtration know-how to under-served communities in Colombia and to minority students in West Texas through the Texas Association for Minorities in Engineering (TAME).
Makers, coders, students, and people just like you will play a crucial role in solving the world’s water problems, are you up for it?
Angelo State University
TAME Local Leader
Texas Alliance For Minorities In Engineering
Janice is a program leader for the Tom Green County 4-H Science, Engineering, and Technology program. She is also a coordinator for the San Angelo chapter of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in E...Show the rest
Janice is a program leader for the Tom Green County 4-H Science, Engineering, and Technology program. She is also a coordinator for the San Angelo chapter of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME). Together, these programs seek to connect students, parents, and educators to curriculum, contests, and learning opportunities. TAME also works to promote diversity in STEM fields by partnering with higher education and industries. San Angelo TAME is partnered with Angelo State University, Stephens Central Library, and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. One goal of the program is to teach students about water quality and conservation.Hide the rest
Ryan Beltrán spent the past 5 years learning about water treatment and the potential of a process called electrocoagulation. Through Ryan the technology has been analyzed at SouthWest Research Inst...Show the rest
Ryan Beltrán spent the past 5 years learning about water treatment and the potential of a process called electrocoagulation. Through Ryan the technology has been analyzed at SouthWest Research Institute and the University of Texas at San Antonio with positive results. Ryan won the Clean Tech Sustainability award and the San Antonio Current's Inventor of the year in 2014.
"Elequa, might hold the key to developing a solution to end the global water crisis." According to the American Water Works Association's DrinkTap.Org.
Now Ryan has vowed to make the designs and technology free and available through the open source movement. This year Ryan has worked with local makerspace 10BitWorks and Les Hall to design water coagulator open source units for under $50 with 3D printed designs, arduinos, and locally sourced parts. They have a workshop scheduled for SXSW Eco in 2015 to teach the public how to build the coagulator themselves.Hide the rest