World Maker Faire New York 2013

The Good Life Lab: Digital Homesteader Tools

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Saturday1:00 PM1:30 PM

The inspirational story of how one couple ditched their careers in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently. Mikey Sklar discusses the technical knowledge used to run a digital homestead, including planet saving projects such as: building a home from waste materials, installing pv solar systems, recovering electric vehicles from the waste stream, and advanced food fermentation with the help of microcontrollers.

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Mikey Sklar

Mikey Sklar is a digital homesteader and open source hardware developer. He has worked for Adafruit, Hack-A-Day and Popular Science. He enjoys foraging and caring for bacteria and fungi cultures.