What is The Solar Bucket?
Clean energy whenever, wherever you need it.
A year ago, the farmers at Cavaleiro Farm faced a challenge, how can they pump water remotely to their plants and animals at far distances? Running feet of extension cords or driving over large tanks of water were costly and resource-inefficient solutions. So, with a bit of creativity and engineering-know-how, they created the Solar Bucket, a tool that captures solar energy in a portable battery. Not just for pumping water anymore, it was power for anything, whenever and wherever they needed it.
The Smart Solar Bucket Prototype
Meet the Mentors
Maizal Mexican Cuisine
Chef, Restauranteur, Farmer, Cultural Ambassador
Make it Natural
Farming, Holistic Living, Educator
Video Game Producer
Soccer Coach, Policy Ninja, Community Activator
Schulich School of Business
Strategic Management Lecturer, Researcher focused on unethical behavior of companies, corruption and reputation
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Research Associate, Social Worker, Promoting Sustainable Community Living
How can clean energy from the Smart Solar Bucket be used as a tool for farmers and urban growers to increase local food production while lowering our carbon emissions?
What is The Point of This Hack-a-thon?
The goal of this event is to:
- Achieve a fun environment where ANYONE can learn about design thinking inspired by nature, technology, food and farming.
- Generate ideas for how IoT and clean energy could be used by urban and rural growers
- Establishing a open source, DIY, online community to develop affordable tech for ecological farming.
- Food and Farming
- Community Organizers
- Content Experts
- Project Managers
Facilitators, Mentors, Speakers and Judges
Throughout the 2.5 day Solar Bucket Hack-a-thon, a group of facilitators, mentors, speakers and judges will be on hand. They will provide teams with inspiration, strategic guidance, and feedback on solutions.