We are currently building WishyWashy which is basically Showerloop for a tap.
The idea is both to demonstrate another possibility for the Showerloop water filtration system and to make a slightly smaller version of the filters so that we can more easily travel to show the working principals of both products.
The focus is on getting the whole setup to work in a modular and easy to assemble package than can fit in the cargo hold of an airplane.
To Do list
work on the design, make it flatpack and stackable, wire everything up, test the new setup, document, add signage, make a new electronics housing that fits with the new design.
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We are also looking for new team members, supporters or advisors to speed up our development process in technical, business, and community development terms. Some funding can be allocated out of Jasons speaking fees that he is getting for traveling around the world to share knowledge about Showerloop.
Current team: Jason (Fi) and Eduard (Fi) for prototyping
Current contributors: Matthieu (Fr) for a new PCB and circuit board design, Richard (Fr) translation.Crew needed:
Marketing & Visual Material: Need to make some marketing type material, videos and such to show what we are doing in a cool way. We hope to start a crowd funding or crowd investing campaign in the next few months.
- UV: We need to design a new form factor for the UV steriliser so that it can fit inside the filtration system without interrupting flow. Typically UV systems are kinda ugly and have a strange form factor in comparison to the rest of Showerloop so we'd like to fix it.
- PCB: While this is already underway it would be great to work on it together
- New valve system: Maybe this is more of a future project but Showerloop seems to be breaking some basic rules of plumbing as 99% of plumping systems are designed to be 1-directional whereas we would ideally have valves that allow flow in 2 different directions at the same time for 2 inputs and 2 outputs. More info to come.
- Water quality monitoring: Currently we monitor water quality subjectively (smell, color, looking) and somewhat with pH and conductivity. Proper surface tension, turbidity and biological equiptment would be needed but it's just too expensive for everyone to use such things. We have two options; use a small kit to test what we can and periodically send water samples to us or local biohacklabs or just regular labs OR we produce some inexpensive turbidity and pH sensors. With empirical data we can go quite far, the flow sensor also works as a measure of filter capacity, as the flow rate decreases it is because of particles in the filter increasing pressure and slowing down the flow rate of water. This can be measured somewhat accurately and should work for 95% of the cases we'd see. But knowledge is empowering.