[OUTDOORS] Berry Foraging in Brooklyn and discussing Urban Fruit Sensors
Session Leaders: Andy Quitmeyer
Created By: Andy Quitmeyer
NOTE: We will meet at pebble beach in brooklyn, right below the Manhattan Bridge! https://goo.gl/maps/zmMucQPmK8m
There's free fruit all around our cities! I've been in NYC for 2 days and have already found massive bushes full of service berries and mulberries. I got the "fruit eyes" for seeing awesome fruit from my work with Concrete Jungle in atlanta: https://www.concrete-jungle.org/ who pick fruit and give to homeless shelters.
They are working on cool problems with distributed sensors like making low-costs noses for smelling if fruit is ripe, or working with bend sensors on trees. I won't have any of this tech with me when we forage, but we can get some hands-on experience with the foraging, and talk about designing tech for the many interesting problems that come up! (Their research: https://www.concrete-jungle.org/concrete-jungles-fruit-tree-sensors-part-2-building-an-electronic-nose/ )
I will have tarps, maybe bring a container to hold lots of berries in (think like a strawberry container!)
If we finish early (which we probably won't) there's more berries near Gowanus Whole Foods