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Final stretch for Crop Stop 1

After a very productive weekend working with the Solar D team, its back to work on our other project. Moving forward with Crop Stop 1, we are working on fabricating the cooler door and also putting the wood trim around all of the windows and doors. The cooler door is going to be composed of … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up The Weekend!

What a weekend!! Though a tiring weekend, it was so much fun meeting the Solar D team and starting the mock-up construction of Cropstop 2 with the sim[ply] construction method. During the construction we took notes on improvements that can be made for the future Cropstops. The Solar D team also took notes on how … Continue reading

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Crop Stop 2 and the Collaboration with the Solar Decathlon Team

This weekend, our studio along with some of the group members from the Clemson’s Solar Decathlon team, worked on constructing the kitchen structure for the Crop Stop 2 project. With a total of 18 hours of daylight, we worked intensively collaborating between three groups. A group of graduate students were giving instructions, noting changes and … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Weekend

This week we have continued getting ready for the team from Clemson that is coming down with the kitchen pieces for Cropstop2.  By purchasing the wood for the foundation of the new structure we will be able to finish what is needed for the weekend build.  The foundation will consist of 2×12’s, 4×4 posts, and … Continue reading

A Team Effort

    The long weekend did indeed end with the StudioV team collaborating in studio for the first time this semester. The collaboration involved a group effort to understand and interpret the existing CAD files for CropStop 2. After analyzing these files, significant time was spent preparing the existing documents for review by the engineer. … Continue reading

Sorting through Crop Stop 2 files.

Long Weekend = First Night in Studio

We may have not had school for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t hard at work.  After a week and a half of getting familiar with and working on Crop Stop 1 on John’s Island, it came time to familiarize ourselves with Crop Stop 2 from Greenville.  This weekend, the kitchen portion of … Continue reading

Electric safety

We are finally done with the painting! Now we have been working with the lighting of the crop. We have learned some electrical safety instructions during the process. One of the tools we used is called Amplified electronic tester. It is also informally called electrical tester pen, test pen, or voltage detector, that rely on capacitive current … Continue reading

Time to Cool off.

After spending the last few days measuring and cutting the FRP panels, we discovered one slight flaw. They didn’t fit. As you can probably conclude, this was not ideal… So we had to go back and trim some of the panels and dry fit them every time before actually gluing them to the wall. Which … Continue reading

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Keep Moving Forward

We can check off the first week of Studio V in Charleston! We have been busy installing FRP and painting the interior of the original Cropstop on Johns Island. The installation of the FRP went much smoother after we got the hang of cutting it. Finally after getting all the pieces cut we used our … Continue reading

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Crop Stop + Studio V

The first week in studio V here in Charleston introduced us to the Crop Stop project. This unique opportunity gives us the ability to stay engaged in the community directly through design. I have been greatly enjoying coming to James Island, no matter what the weather is like, and learning more about the project. Now … Continue reading

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