Solar Plantern Workshop - Urban Farming Tokyo x Hackerfarm
Sunday June 26th 2-4pm
at FabCafe MTRL Shibuya 2F
and kindly supported by FabCafe MTRL !
Participants assume all of the risks for participating in the workshop activities. Organizers cannot be held liable for injury or property loss and will ask participants to sign a liability waiver. Minors need to be accompanied by a guardian.
Solar Plantern Workshop
- green x tech x diy
- soldering of a solar panel and some LED lights
- recycle a PET bottle and plant a seedling
children must be accompanied by a guardian
PRICE JPY2,000/set + JPY500/person (including 1 drink)
Including materials and tools: LED,solar panel, soldering, soil, planter
Example: 1 child + 1 guardian working together on 1 kit = JPY3,000
Please bring your own empty 2L PET bottle and a plastic bag to bring it home again
If needed parents/guardians can help translate
Urban farming, tokyo, green, food, sustainable, DIY, workshop, soldering, electronics, solar panel, LED lights, recycled PET bottle, seedling, planter, soil, drainage, education
The Solar Plantern is a variation of the Kimono Solar Lantern, originally designed by Akiba for Tokyo Hackerspace, but has since been used as a light source in the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake in Tohoku, Japan, to help kickstart a women’s group business in a village in Rwanda, and in Dharamsala, India in the Himalayas to teach Tibetan children about renewable energy in an area where resources are scarce.
The Solar Plantern uses the Kimono Solo Lantern and a plastic PET bottle to turn it into a custom design piece that charges in the day and provides light at night. It works as a planter to grow small plants or herbs and at night, highlights the plants as well as providing a source of light.
This workshop consists of building the Solar Plantern using a Kimono solar lantern kit, soldering iron, scissors, and a PET bottle. It teaches practical soldering and electronics skills, how renewable energy works, and how to recycle or upcycle waste. Won’t you join us and build something green?
Akiba is one of the founders of Hackerfarm, a high tech maker community in Kamogawa Chiba Prefecture, one of the advisors for the TechRice project with Digital Garage, and a former design consultant to the United Nations. His latest project, Hackerfarm, originally started out as a hackerspace in a rural context focused on agricultural technology. It has since evolved into an intentional community of creative artists, techies, and people involved or interested in agriculture and sustainable living in the rural countryside of Japan.
Johan Rooms has been running the Urban Farming Tokyo group, an online community sharing information about how to produce food in the city, and was recently featured in the book My Tiny Garden on how to optimize green space in the city. He’s been experimenting with aquaponics, vertical pet bottle towers and tweeting arduino garden sensors.
2F 道玄坂ピア, 1 Chome-１-２２-７ Dōgenzaka, 渋谷区 Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0043, Japan
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM JST
- FabCafe MTRL Shibuya
1 Soldering Set + 1 drink ticket ¥2,500 1 extra person (without set) ¥500
- Venue Address
- 道玄坂ピア, 1 Chome-１-２２-７ Dōgenzaka, 渋谷区 Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0043, Japan Japan
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