Dirtnail Pedicab: Designed, built, and operated a fleet of 25 bicycle taxis
Make Magazine: wrote about sustainability for Make's blog
Garduino: invented an automated garden controller
Bazaarvoice: partnerships director; focused on strategic integrations
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trips:
I run the technology side of re:char, a biochar startup.
We've launched 2 products, each available in the U.S. and Canada.
Our climate kiln is a low-cost appropriate technology device that lets farmers convert crop waste into carbon-sequestering soil improvement.
We're currently fulfilling orders for our successful Kickstarter launch of Black Revolution, the first carbon-negative alternative to potting soil.
growerbot is 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:)
coming very soon
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.
You can view our equipment list here; any and all suggestions for improvements are greatly appreciated. We're currently evaluating which CNC mill and 3d printer to add to the arsenal.
2 containers are currently in operation: one in Bungoma, Western Kenya and the second in West Oakland. Because the tooling capabilities are identical, we're able to deploy hardware nearly as easily as software: my colleagues in Kenya can design a new product and I can be producing it in West Oakland the same day.