FFF | Hazal Ate?

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Detailed Description

FFF - Fungal Fermentation Factory is a sustainable fermentation machine for at-home fermenting that shows a different, more sustainable way in how appliances can be produced.

Project Details

Does your design take social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing into consideration?

The machine is a grow-it-yourself/diy machine, where people are actively making the machine theirselves. I also want to set up a community where people can share new parts they made themselves with each other.

Does your design support sustainable production, embodying circular or regenerative design practices?

For the casing of the machine mycelium is used. I choose mycelium to replace the plastics in kitchen appliances because of its low environmental impact. The reason I made the machine easy to repair is to combat the huge growing electrical waste stream. The cardboard box the project is shipped in is used for the moulds to grow the mycelium in because I wanted to repurpose the packaging. The box is coated with stone paper on the inside to avoid the mycelium growing into the cardboard.

Does your design use principles of distribution and open source?

Open source is a big element in my project. I want to go against the way appliances and electronics are currently build, by making it extremely easy to repair the machine when broken, or to replace parts when an upgrade is out. The electronics are modulair, and easy to detach. I also share my schematics online so people can use them to make their own version of my project.

Does your design promote awareness of responsible design and consumption?

I tried to only use sustainable materials for my project because I want to inspire a new, environmentally friendlier way in how appliances are made. The machine is grow-it-yourself, because then the package is smaller, meaning less transportation.