[Tastebridge] [Noisebridge-discuss] liquid based non expanding insulation - name?

Frantisek Apfelbeck algoldor at yahoo.com
Thu May 31 08:58:50 PDT 2012


Hi Lewis,
Sounds really nice! I have found out that building the box is expensive and time intensive but I'm learning a lot by doing that. However having a fridge which you can convert it is great source. If you could keep an eye on the Tastebridge discuss list that would be great because that would be at least for now the official platform to discuss the project. The wiki pages lives now at Noisebridge wiki

https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Experimental_incubator


and I need to do some serious upgrades but  after the maker faire (first maker faire in Korea 2-3/6/2012) I will take care about that.

Please stay in touch and I'm really curious about your project because the electronic part is next! This is a long term open source project, the major goal is to develop incubator which you can build at home, get in a kit and also buy as a final product, so we are talking about several years of work. I'm talking about this for two years or so but now I got funded and I think that here in Korea lots of things can progress quite fast. I will be in USA for the summer (HOPE and ToorCamp) so  I can meet you when I'm around Noisebridge.

Sincerely,


Frantisek Algoldor Apfelbeck


biotechnologist&kvasir and hacker


http://www.frantisekapfelbeck.org


"There is no way to peace, peace is the way." Ghandi



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 From: Lewis Scaife <lewis.scaife at gmail.com>
To: Frantisek Apfelbeck <algoldor at yahoo.com> 
Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 12:09 AM
Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] liquid based non expanding insulation - name?
 

hey, id like to subscribe to your progress. I built an incubator using a crockpot, Arduino, temperature sensor, relay, and a mini fridge. I use it for tempeh and yogurt, hopefully for mushrooms soon. best of luck with your project-what will you be incubating?
Lewis
On May 31, 2012 8:01 AM, "Frantisek Apfelbeck" <algoldor at yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi to all,
>I need to insulate around 5-10 cm space all around an inner polyethylen (PE) box (5 mm thick, cube, a=500 mm) and between it's outer MDF board based shell (12 mm thick, cube, a=600 mm). The device is going to be an experimental incubator, so temperature insulation is crucial. I have tried to use polyurethane foam but it is expanding therefore it would distort the soft PE internal layer. I used partly a polystyrene board for the back but the boards do not fit exactly (thickness) and due to the fact that I used screws and brackets in the project a lot it would be hard to put the boards in anyway.
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>The best thing in this moment would be to fill the spaces between the boxes with some liquid un-expanding insulation which would get in all the spots, become firm and I would be fine. The plan is that I would insert the inner PE box, fasten it, flip the whole box on it's back side and fill the gap between PE box and MDF box up with the insulation and "happy ever after". Alternatively would you know if it would be feasible to brake down the polystyren boards on a small pieces and mix them with some glue and apply it in a similar manner? My budget for the insulation is $20-40 and I'm now in Seoul South Korea.
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>Thanks a lot for any help! It is a prototype so a great learning experience but I have spend more than 20 hours on building two smaller size simple boxes - bit slow I would say.
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>Sincerely,
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>Frantisek Algoldor Apfelbeck
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>biotechnologist&kvasir and hacker
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>http://www.frantisekapfelbeck.org
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