done

things

Soil IQ / Edyn Garden Co-Founder. Invented a solar-powered, wifi-connected garden sensor funded by Y Combinator, Yves Behar, Flextronics, etc.

Re:char: CTO. Sequestered carbon and improved yields on farms in Western Kenya by selling farmers a novel, affordable biochar kiln

Wetique: Co-founder. Built first site to rate your friends and receive better recommendations

Dirtnail Pedicab: Founder. Designed, built, and operated a fleet of 25 bicycle taxis

Make Magazine: Wrote about sustainability for Make's blog

Garduino: Inventor of an automated garden controller

Bazaarvoice: Partnerships director; focused on strategic integrations

travel

I've traveled extensively (every continent but Antarctica) and written a book about my adventures thus far.

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trips:


background

  • UPenn Wharton'05 cum laude. Concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Information Systems.
  • Oldest of 5 children
  • Avid cyclist (steel, distance)
  • Philosophy: act utilitarianism
  • Funniest thing I have ever seen: a potato I shot 50 yards straight into the air landing squarely on my uncle's upturned face
  • Food: spicy, lots
  • Beer: dark, strong
  • Frequent runner (runnee?) of Puck, my big red dog

press

current foci

growerbot

I invented a plug-and-play gardener: connect growerbot, and your garden takes care of itself.

growerbot will also update your friends on what you're growing. Like Farmville, but in the real world and actually useful:)
Thanks to a successful kickstarter, you can order growerbot here!

boxouse

With the artistic guidance, mad skillz, and inaccurate measurement of Heather Stewart, we build off-grid, open-source tiny houses out of used shipping containers.
In addition to custom orders, we might have room for you at our extralegal West Oakland colony:)

shop-in-a-box

I've designed and deployed a shipping-container-based, off-grid-capable, open-source factory to produce re:char's technologies. The capabilities are focuses on digital fabrication, with the heart being a 4'x4' plasma CNC. We can accurately cut and structurally join a variety of metals up to 1/2 inch in thickness.
2 people working in one shop-in-a-box can create in excess of 300 climate kilns per month; this couples with carefully sourced components to make each shop capable of achieving ROI within 3-6 months.
I've built 2 shop-in-a-boxen: one in Bungoma, Western Kenya and the second in West Oakland. Because the tooling capabilities are identical, we were able to deploy hardware nearly as easily as software: my colleagues in Kenya could design a new product and I could be producing it in West Oakland the same day.
Check out my shop-in-a-box instructable, and build your own!

streams

Luke Iseman | 

someday definitely

velomobile

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containerhouse

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roboroaster

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tall/long bike

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