This week EngineerVsDesigner sat down with one of the co-founders of the KICK-BUTT Kickstarter project that aims to bring self-sufficient farming into your living room, Mr. Josh Rittenberg of Aqualibrium. We’ll talk with Josh about everything from “What’s the difference between hydroponics and aquaponics?” to how he and his team came up with the idea and developed a prototype for a self-cleaning aquarium that grows food.

We’ll be discussing:

  • Fried celery and bargain-bin ranch dressing…would you eat it?
  • How did the idea for Aqualibrium come about?
  • What were the most challenging parts about developing a prototype?
  • What advice do you have for taking risks and diving head-first into a Kickstarter project?
  • …and more!

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.