Wetropolis delivered

  • Assisted management NobisBV (2018, 2019)
  • Set up and built website Wetropolis.nl and acts as webmaster (2018 – 2019), wrote several blog articles
  • Designed with Onno Bokhove and built Leeds Aire River foam models with CNC mill (2016 – 2019)
  • Designed with Onno Bokhove and improved Arduino electronics and code, sensors, galton board and hydraulical functionality of Leeds model (2016-2019)
  • Coded Grasshopper scripts (Rhino3D plugin) to import local topographical information from AHN (algemene hoogtekaart Nederland) and Open Street Map in Rhino (3D modelling program) (2019). Used in “Gorssel” model
  • Discussed and developed with JanJaap Wietsma (Pre-U) plan for NLT – use of Wetropolis
  • Developed and evaluated plaster model of Gorssel: milled river model in foam, cast silicon reproduction mold, casted plaster reproductions for evaluation (2018),
  • Investigated weather quicker, easier material to work with than plaster would be feasible (2019). This resulted in Lego and polystyrene models.
  • Developed, tested and evaluated Lego waterscapes at Maker Fairs Eindhoven 2018 and Enschede (2019), Willemschool Hengelo (2019), Culturele zondag Enschede (2019), Expeditie Next Rotterdam (2019)
  • Built LEGO version Galton board –(2019) compatible to existing Arduinosketch for Galton Board
  • Used Dino (subsoil) information to make subsoil model (2019) and validated this model against available data of “kwelwater”(2019)
  • Developed handcut river shape in foam with adjustable hot wire foam cutter (2019), (“Zwolle”model)
  • Experimented with sand in foam models to show sedimentation
  • Started “Enschede” subsoil model made of polystyrene, machined with laser to give it hydraulical characteristics (2019)

future work& work in progress

  • Investigate and evaluate how to visualize groundwater aimed at outreach and education with Design Lab Utwente
  • Works with Saxion students International Water Technology on surface and subsurface water subjects and prototyping methods (work in progress)
  • Copy the Leeds model for use in Netherland as demo, eventually with slightly different “concept geography”
  • Refine Galton board for continuous use, refine Lego version to enable easier construction of the Galton board
  • Make foam model “IJssel” for NLT conference,
  • Develop foam model “Stuwrug Enschede” for interactive, hands-on hydrogeological demo model.
  • Develop digital 3D model of Stuwrug Twente for computational modelling of groundwater.
  • Improve ways of obtaining topograhical data for model making