Trading time for unique opportunities?!
It's likely to be a few months before I'm doing the type of work I'm cut out for. It's a tough thing to communicate what that is exactly, since most people need to see it to believe it. Regrettably, most of the really unique projects I did were confidential or undocumented.
This treadle powered salad spinner is what I would call a working prototype; it performs as intended, yet the safety, function and finish aren't perfected. Regardless of that, it helps open the minds of others as to what is possible.
Before we build more innovative prototypes in our new space, we first have a lot of drywall to tape and paint. If you have drywall or painting skills, and you're willing to teach so others can learn, or if you're wanting to learn some construction skills while connecting to a community of people focused on innovation, this could be a real opportunity for you. For more details, please be in touch here.
While we are a lean startup, it's important to say that we're still intent on doing things right. We're not looking for a hand-out, but a hand-up. We'll make a deal with anyone who is a good fit, in order that all contributions are honoured in a good way.
Ending on that note, thanks to all that helped to build the salad spinner; Tim Rose for assisting with the millwork design and manufacture, The Big Carrot/Carrot Cache for generous financial support, MacCycle and Recycle Cycles for used bicycle parts, and Russ Ohrt of Backyard Harvest for being such a unique and personable guy who went into the spotlight and helped get this project noticed!