I came across this amazing project on Hackaday
, and I’m loving it! I’ve always wanted to make some solar thermal powered processes and machines (plastic melters, aluminum smelters, bread ovens, etc.) and in a year these people will post the plans and the technology online under an open source license!
The Hartkop brothers are already running a solar powered coffee roasting business, they proved that it is possible and lucrative, now they’re moving to the next level!
They deserve all your support!
I committed myself to write one post per day but I could not accomplish this challenge so far :) I’ll keep trying anyway…
I was busy the last eight months or so with my electricity monitoring project, now after many sleepless nights learning about electronics, programming, databases, php, network protocols Java script, flot,etc… and I feel now that it is mature enough to present it and to take it to the next level.
I presented it already last week to relevant and interested people at my university, got a lot of positive feedback and I will show it once again this week to try and install it in one building on campus.
I usually feel comfortable doing presentations in front of an audience, but this time I feel quite nervous because the outcome is not a grade on the transcript. I believe in this project, it means a lot to me and I want to see it happen, so the stakes are high.
To help me pitch my idea (and sell it well), there is a book that never leaves my bag. I used it for job interviews, to get my bachelor thesis idea accepted and find supervisors for it, to get scholarships… that book is my bible for meetings (in person or written).
I can only recommend it to everyone! You WILL need it!