Canopy

The Canopy Platform provides quick, resilient solar USB power for urban buildings. On a sunny day it can charge a phone 10 times. Batteries store up to 15 charges. It can power any USB device like a camera, tablet, speaker, as well as a laptop.  The Canopy Platform sets up in minutes, no tools required. It does not require permits as it does not connect to the electrical grid.  

Coco Stack

The Coco Stack is an aquaponics prototype.  The water pump, lights and the small computer which controls them and records temperatures are powered by a Canopy power node.  Sticking out the top of the trunk is a pretty cool product called flower power by parrot. It measure light, temp, moisture, and nutrients.

Archimedes

Working for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, I led a small team to design a way for insects to help solve a health problem.  Pit latrines are the most popular “bathroom” in the majority nations.  The problem is that many cannot afford to have them emptied.  When monsoons come, the latrines overflow.  The result is massive health problems.  By allying with insects, the latrines take longer to fill.  For more info, visit the Sanitation Ventures