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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!)