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
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trips:
I invented a plug-and-play gardener: connect growerbot, and your garden takes care of itself.
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:)
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!