Earth Funnel Proof of Concept

A project log for 2020 HDP Dream Team: CalEarth

The 2020 HDP Dream Teams are participating in a two month engineering sprint to address their nonprofit partner. Follow their journey here.

Jason KnightJason Knight 08/11/2020 at 21:190 Comments

The video shows the first test of the earth funnel to fill a 3m Superadobe bag. It feels easy to use, is light and allows the user to move and position the Superadobe bag with one hand and load earth using the other hand. The first 0.5 meters the weight of the bag is not enough to pull the bag off of the funnel so you have to do it by hand but after that it has enough weight to anchor itself so you can just slide the funnel along and it lays the bag for you.

Next steps for future development based on first test: