Guided Project

Luminosity Legends

This project consists of a solar powered Wifi repeater to be installed on the xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Gardens at the UBC Farm. The goal of this project is to provide strong Wifi connection to the gardens through a clean energy source.

Project Overview

This project consists of a solar powered Wifi repeater to be installed on the xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Gardens at the UBC Farm. The goal of this project is to provide strong Wifi connection to the gardens through a clean energy source. The project aims to affordably, reliably, and sustainably provide a Wi-Fi connection to the xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Garden near the UBC Farm. It serves the indigenous community that the garden belongs to, enabling them to achieve their outreach goals. It will also aim to serve the research teams working on several projects at the gardens, the internships that are hired each year, and other Aboriginal schools and communities in the surrounding area.

 

 

Team

Riwa Dbouk (Team Lead)

Riwa is a 3rd year student studying chemical engineering at UBC. Passionate about sustainability and employing clean energy within our communities. Currently working with the Air Quality and Climate Action Division at Metro Vancouver in hopes to reduce energy consumption in the area.

Sairaaj Magizhnan (Coordinator)

Sairaaj is a 3rd year Chemical Engineering student. Enthusiastic about promoting sustainability through innovations in renewable energy, currently on Co-op working in the energy industry.

Pedro Nunes (Coordinator)

Pedro is a 3rd year Chemical Engineering student. Currently doing co-op working on process safety in an energy company.

Mihir Bhatia (coordinator)

Mihir is a 5th Year Electrical Engineering student. Passionate about embedded systems and working as an Electrical Engineer Co-op.

Brigitta Kinara (Coordinator)

Brigitta is a 3rd year chemical and biological engineering student.

Christina Salo (Coordinator)

Christina is a third-year student majoring in Chemical Engineering at UBC. She is passionate about discovering innovative solutions for climate change and plan to use her degree to pursue a career in clean energy technology. She chose to work with Student Energy to connect with like-minded individuals and drive meaningful climate initiatives within her community.

Riwa Dbouk
Riwa Dbouk
Sairaaj Magizhnan
Sairaaj Magizhnan
Pedro Nunes
Pedro Nunes
Mihir Bhatia
Mihir Bhatia
Brigitta Kinara
Brigitta Kinara

Christina Salo
Riwa Dbouk
Riwa Dbouk
Sairaaj Magizhnan
Sairaaj Magizhnan
Pedro Nunes
Pedro Nunes
Mihir Bhatia
Mihir Bhatia 
Brigitta Kinara
Brigitta Kinara

Christina Salo

Team Mentor:

Erin Quon

Erin is a professional engineer with over a decade of experience leading, coaching, and managing teams. From engineering consulting and infrastructure projects, to the land of renewable energy and technology startups. she builds up systems, teams, and people to make positive contributions in society and make the planet a better place to live.

TIMELINE

The activities detailed below are performed by the student team, except the activities during the execution phase which are performed by the contractor with support from the team.

Project Rationale

The xʷc̓ic̓əsəm Gardens is not connected to the electrical grid, and therefore it is difficult to provide WiFi to the area. This acts as a barrier for the gardens to reach its outreach and communication goals with surrounding communities. We aim to develop a reliable, sustainable solution to this issue, allowing the gardens to share their growth and development through social media live streams.


Contact Information

Team Lead Email: riwati04@gmail.com

Number: +1(236) 869-4404


Project Budget

Cost of Wi-Fi node:
Covered by UBC IT

Cost of solar panel installation and WiFi repeater casing:
about $500

Cost of solar panels:
about (300W solar panel) $450

Cost of battery pack:
(1200 Wh of batteries) ($1000)

Cost of material:
Raspberry Pi/Mini PC ($200),wiring and controller boards ($300)

Total Budget = $2,450


Support Opportunities

For more information and updates on the project, check out our Instagram profile! You can also follow us on LinkedIn or check our website.

  • Share awareness for the project
  • Funding not needed
  • Expertise in stakeholder communication and networking
  • Help in finding a solar PV contractor
  • Outreach for volunteers
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