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March 5 is Farmhack at Microsoft NERD. Small-scale New England farmers and MIT engineers will tackle innovation opportunities and devel

March 5 is Farmhack at Microsoft NERD. Small-scale New England farmers and MIT engineers will tackle innovation opportunities and devel

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    Farmhack@MIT Farmhack@MIT Presentation Transcript

    •  
    • Welcome! Farmers Hackers Engineers Enthusiasts Gardeners Cultivators Composters Bikers Entrepreneurs Growers of things Makers of things Inventors
    • Where We’re Headed
      • 9:00 Introductions
      • 9:30 Pitches
      • 10:00 Teamwork 1
      • 12:00 Lunch (Working)
      • 1:00 Teamwork 2
      • 2:30 Tour (Optional)
      • 4:00 Pitch prep
      • 5:00 Break
      • 6:00 Mixer
      • 6:30 Ignite pitches
    • Special Thanks!
    • Housekeeping #farmhack “ Cambridge” using fh305 http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/about/livestream
    • Introductions
    • Its easy!
      • You have a nut or a bolt
      • Someone else has one that fits
      • Find them
      • Get to know each other!
      Time: 20mins Next up: Pitches!
    • Go! + =
    • Pitches
      • 3 minutes
      • Farmers first
      • Engineers next
      • Time: 30mins
      • Next up: Team work
    • Farmer pitches!
    • Smart switch for gravity-fed water system Krissie Nagy Brooklyn Bumpkin
    • Cultivating bike Don Lareau Zephyros Farm and Garden
    • Pedal powered compost Wenzday Jane, Erik Petterssen Metro Pedal Power Clayton Fountain Groundworks Somerville
    • Kid-friendly compost turning tool Francey Hart Slater CitySprouts
    • Small-scale tractor-mounted spray equipment Amanda Cather Waltham Fields Community Farm
    • Low pressure drip line for passive irrigation John Bakewell B&B Farms
    • Spray equipment for challenging organic mixes John Bakewell B&B Farms
    • Pest control John Bakewell B&B Farms
    • Expedient grain harvesting processing John Bakewell B&B Farms
    • Lay-down one-person picking cart Richard Robinson Sherborn
    • Compost dumping cart Richard Robinson Sherborn
    • Modified bailing dolly Richard Robinson Sherborn
    • Multi-bucket compost carrying system Richard Robinson Sherborn
    • Multi-bucket compost carrying system Richard Robinson Sherborn
    • Engineer pitches!
    • Zero energy grow house farm cooperative Matthew Kihm RISD
    • Intelligent irrigation system Steve Shoap MIT
      • Intelligent Irrigation Systems save water.
      • I will show past, present, and a proposed
      • future topology.
      • I need feedback and some support.
    • TEE TEE CROSS ELBOW PUMP WATER COMPUTER SPRAY VALVE SPRAY VALVE VALVE SPRAY VALVE MOISTURE SENSOR COMPUTER CONTROLLED IRRIGATION SYSTEM (OLD TECHNOLOGY) SEPARATELY TRENCHED IN CONDUIT
    • TEE TEE CROSS ELBOW PUMP WATER COMPUTER & SINGLE WIRE PAIR SPRAY VALVE SPRAY VALVE VALVE SPRAY VALVE SEPARATELY TRENCHED IN CONDUIT MOISTURE SENSOR COMPUTER CONTROLLED IRRIGATION SYSTEM (CURRENT TECHNOLOGY)
    • TEE TEE CROSS ELBOW PUMP WATER LOW VOLTAGE WIRE PAIR COMPUTER & DATA NETWORK SPRAY VALVE SPRAY VALVE VALVE SPRAY VALVE MOISTURE SENSOR COMPUTER CONTROLLED IRRIGATION SYSTEM (PROPOSED TECHNOLOGY) ONLY PIPE IS TRENCHED!
    • Pipe Coupler with Embedded Wires PVC with Embedded Wires PVC with Embedded Wires
    • Plastic pipe with co-extruded wire pair Wire penetration device
    • Industry already embeds one wire
    • New Topology Advantages
      • The proposed embedded wire pair will work with
      • any existing two wire system:
      • Rainbird, Hunter, etc .
      • No conduits for wires suggests lower
      • installation costs and material costs.
      • Zero wire splices should improve reliability.
    • My Needs
      • I will soon have a U.S. patent and International Patent rights.
      • I need partners for international filing.($$$)
      • I need to generate interest in the invention.
      • I need feedback from potential users.
      • Steve Shoap
      • MSEE MIT
      • [email_address]
      • www.water-wire-irrigation.com
      • IFFC LLC
      • 781-521-4687
    • Shop
      • Pitchers set up “shop”
      • The rest of you follow your feet
      • When you have critical mass make a team
      • Find a spot, get to work
    • Team work
      • Work alternative approaches to solutions
      • Narrow focus to one or two approaches
      • Prototype solutions
      • Three rules
      • Engineers listen to farmers
      • Law of two feet
      • Butterfly effect
      • Time: 2hrs
      • Next up: Working lunch
    • Hack!
    •  
    • Project planning
      • You’ve got an innovative solution you’re excited about
      • Time to talk execution – how will you work together to - Develop a prototype - Test the prototype - Define next steps
      • Time: 2hrs
      • Next up: Pitch preparation
    • Pitch Prep
      • Product “In a Box”
      • Six parts to a story
      • Six minutes to sell it
    • Tesseract it!
      • Six surfaces
      • Each surface reveals something
      • For example - What’s it called? - What’s it do? - etc
      • Time: 1hr
      • Next up: Mixer & pitches!
    •  
    • Welcome & Intros
    • Housekeeping #farmhack “ Cambridge” using fh305 http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/about/livestream
    • About Farmhack
      • Beginning of a dialogue
      • Small-scale farms as innovation labs
      • Tackle regional opportunities
      • Boost competitiveness of local agriculture
    • Pitch!
    • And thank you (that’s a wrap!)