Group

Item and

Part Number (if available)

Description and

Manufacture

(where are we getting the material from)

Use

Hazardous

Weight (grams), Thickness(mm), Area(mm2)

Other information (link)

Biology Testing

Breathable GORE-TEX

GORE-TEX

A synthetic waterproof fabric permeable to air and water vapor, used in outdoor and sports clothing

The gortex will be used to create a seal ideal for prevention of a water leak

Made from highly toxic chemicals, however it is not flammable it affects growth and livers

Weight: 21 Grams

Thickness:0.l5mm

soil

Scotts Premium

Topsoil

Scotts premium soil

Soils will be used as the bedding material for the worms that will create a more realistic atmosphere without stressing the worms

No known hazards to the Biology team currently

weights: 54 grams

thickness:  0.25mm

volume: 400ml

worms

Red wiggler Worms

Red wiggler worms from Uncle Jims worm Farm

Will run our entire project

No known hazards

weight: 0.2 grams

Thickness:0.3mm

sponges (brand?)

Kroger

Kroger

The sponges will used as a moisture control system to hold water and keep the worms habitat moist

Possibility of bacterial growth that could harm worms

Agar (brand?)

Flinn Scientific

Flinn science

Agar is a jello like material that more dense than edible gelatin but has the same texture

The agar can be used as a padding around the Worms habitat to cushion them from the violent vibrations of take off, and re-entering the atmosphere

Agar cannot be eaten or inhaled. At high Temperatures it can become combustible.

No known hazards

High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)

Lulzbot

This filament can be purchased clear which may help in our 3D printed structure as well as be stronger then PLA.

No known hazard

https://www.lulzbot.com/products/hips-3mm-filament-1kg-reel-esun

Hardware

Camera

Take eye documentation of the worms.

No

Height: 24.42 mm

Length: 28.12 mm

Width: 15.85 mm

Weight:7 Grams

Electronics123: Camera Board, Lens! 9.30.2014

Temperature Sensor

The temp sensor will let us record temperature of the box. We may need to know this. So, we can see if the worms composting is affected by the temperature. Also, it wil let us see if the temperature changes if something bad were to wrong. Even the ISS is at an ambient temperature, it is a variable worth recording!

No

Height: 18.69 mm

Length: 4.64 mm
Width: 4.08 mm

Weight: Under 1 Gram

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/245

9.30.2014

Gas Sensor

The sensor will enable us to see the levels of NH3-ammonia, C02, NOx, benzene, and alcohol. This will tell us if the worms are composting. It will also show if the levels of gases. If they increase too much, we know when the worms may have died, and our readings can say how much gas and when!!!

No

Futurlec: Fits on Nesi+ Board! 9.30.2014

LED’s

White

The LED’s will enable us to light the box, in order to pictures with color. We have red LED’s which the worms are not sensitive to. These pictures will be taken in red. Those red LED’s are already provided. The white LED’s are for take pictures “normally”. That way not all of the pictures will be in red!

No

Height: 36.83 mm

Diameter:: 5.86 mm

Weight: Under 1 Gram

Sparkfun: White Bright LED. 10.9.14

Moisture Sensor

The Moisture sensor will show us how the soil is (wet, dry, completely watered down) and if the worms are in a good environment for the worms to get enough water to survive. This will also show us when the moisture drops or rises. So, if the worms drown with an abundance of moisture and water in the box, we will know when, and how much too!

No

Provided and Built by Texas A&M

SD card

With all of these measurements recorded by the sensors, where are are going to store all the data. Thats were the SD card comes in. It will store all of the measurements data, everything! We will use a 16GB, which will plenty of space. That we can plug the SD card into a computer after the experiment, and see the results!

No

Already Purchased

Solder

We will need this to attach the components to the NESI plus board.This is so we can have the board run electrically and have the components do what they need to do.

Y

Servo

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10333

We need this for the Mechanical Group because they need a door now. This will open the door however they decide to make one.

No

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10333

https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10333

Biology Compost

Wicks/String

Material at school

To give the worms and the soil the nutrients so that we do not have to worry about giving the soil and the worms the nutrients daily, the agar will do that for us.

not hazardous

weight: 0.5 grams

thickness: 0.0254 mm

coconut fiber

Amazon

  1. ground outer shell of a coconut
  2. bedding

not classified as hazardous

weight: 194 grams

thickness: 0.75mm

volume: 400 ml

http://www.amazon.com/Worm-Factory-COIR250G10-Coconut-Growing/dp/B003DQPS5K

organic plant leaves

aquaponics system at Bell Middle School

  1. leaves from edible plants
  2. bedding

slightly flammable

weight: 0.5g

thickness: 0.01mm

tea bags

  1. bag containing tea leaves
  2. it will be used as compost

no hazards

weight: 3.5g

thickness: 30mm

top soil

  1. soil for gardening
  2. bedding mixture

not classified as hazardous

weights: 54 grams

thickness:  0.25mm

volume: 400ml

corrugated cardboard

  1. used for boxes
  2. bedding

not classified as hazardous

weight: 5 grams

thickness: 0.8 mm

banana peels

  1. protect the banana
  2. used as compost

no known hazards

weight: 15 grams

thickness: 0.4 mm

egg shells

  1. the shell of an egg
  2. used as compost

not hazardous

weight::0.4 grams

thickness: 0.002

Sterile Cotton Balls

Walgreens

  1. used as compost

not classified as hazardous

weight: .05 grams

thickness: 1 grams

potato and apple peels

Kroger

  1. oatmeal that has not been prepared
  2. used as compost

not hazardous

weight: 0.7 grams

thickness: 0.09

coffee grounds

Used coffee grounds

  1. ground up coffee beans
  2. used as compost

not hazardous

Newspaper

  1.  used as bedding material

not hazardous

wood chips

  1. wood shavings
  2. used as compost

not hazardous

Paper Muffin Cups - cut into small pieces

Kroger

  1.  Used as compost

Not hazardous

weight: 0.7 grams

thickness: 0.09

http://grocery.kroger.com/pd/Acme-The-Baking-Company/Baking-Cups-Birthday/50-ct/072898701437/

Recycled Wine Corks

We have some for recycling

  1.  Used as compost

Not hazardous

weight: .05 grams

thickness: 1 grams

http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Recycled-Corks-Natural-Around/dp/B006BF7BBE

Clear Deco Beads

Hobby Lobby

  1.  Used to keep bedding material moist

Non-toxic polymer

http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/clear-deco-beads-491738/

Software

MPLABX

This is the program we are using to program our NESI board.

This program is not hazardous as far as we know of

http://nesiwiki.tamu.edu/index.php?title=Understanding_the_NESI_Software 

Experimental Design Team

Nutrient Agar

Flinn Scientific

To give the worms and the soil the nutrients so that we do not have to worry about giving the soil and the worms the nutrients daily, the agar will do that for us

It may be flammable

21 grams

http://www.neogen.com/Acumedia/pdf/MSDS/7145_msds.pdf

Experimental Design Team

String/wick

home depot

To give the worms and the soil the nutrients so that we do not have to worry about giving the soil and the worms the nutrients daily, the agar will do that for us.

Is flammable but when it is wet it will not be flammable.

0.5 grams

provided by  Atzmiller

Engineering structure

rubber coating

Home depot

ethan also has some

Put around the edges. A sealant

 

may give off gases  (may cause flash fires.)

EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE!!!  

http://www.homedepot.com/s/rubber%2520sealent?NCNI-5

Lexan

Home depot

Separate the NESI board from the worms, water and compost

not expected to hazardous

Weight:

Thickness:

Area:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/OPTIX-18-in-x-24-in-x-0-093-in-Clear-Acrylic-Sheet-Glass-Replacement-MC-05/202038047

Bolts

bolt depot

Connects one side of the box to the box

no, bolts are not hazardous

Weight:

Thickness:4 mm Area:

https://www.boltdepot.com/ShoppingCart.aspx

Gore Tex

we have some

Connects to the side of the box to provide air

No, it was used in a prior mission

Weight:

Thickness: 2 dimensional Area: 5 centimeter radial

 Epoxy

Home depot

Tighten and stabilize the structure

Nothing

Already have

 

ABS plastic

lulzbot Co

The plastic that our design will be made of

its toxic and gives off a gas that is toxic

LED

we have some

to put LEDs in

gives off fumes if       burnt

O-Ring Cord

1.6 mm diameter Nitrile Rubber (Buna-N)

To create a waterproof seal on the outer door of the design

non hazardous

110mm length. 6 small o-rings as well

https://www.globaloring.com/Item/063-1-60-mm-c-s-nitrile-buna-n-70-durometer-o-ring-cord-stock/

RTV 3140

Stanley

Services

Adhesive silicone  glue used for many different things that need to be glued for this project.

Contains polydimethylsiloxane and

 petroleum distillates. Acetic acid is released during curing. Use in well vented area.

weight: 3 oz

85g

gorilla epoxy

home depot

 Adhesive for gluing  things together for engineering structure.

might harm

weight: .85fl oz

25ml

loctite epoxy ( instant mix )

home depot

adhesive

might harm

loctite epoxy (plastic)

home depot

adhesive

might harm

the original super glue

home depot

      adhesive

might harm

mechanical team

PLA plastic

lulzbot Co

to make the door

not none as hazardous after printed

Provided by Swift

 

sponge

might be used as a hydration system

not hazardous

http://www.amazon.com/O-Cel-O-Handy-Sponge-7274-T-4-Count/dp/B00006IBMC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413229140&  


sr=8-2&keywords=dish+sponge

abs

to make door

more flammable than pla

provided by swift

Engineering structure

RTV/adhesive

Part NO:

73009

versachem/

devcon

Adhesive silicone  glue used for many different things that need to be glued for this project.

 

Contains polydimethylsiloxane and

 petroleum distillates. Acetic acid is released during curing. Use in well vented area.

weight: 3 oz

85g

http://www.itwconsumer.com/VersaChem-products/product.cfm?id=Super%20Clear%20Silicone-133

Engineering structure

Gorilla glue epoxy

Gorilla glue

Adhesive for gluing  things together for engineering structure.

weight: .85fl oz

25ml

Corrosive,irritant, and sensitizer.

http://www.gorillaglue.com/gorilla-super-glue