It took some time, but our boy Thom created a winnower prototype that works like a charm! Built from simple PVC tube and a blower, Thom played with the tube diameter and air velocity until he dialed in the perfect airflow. Next step is to create a human powered way (hand or pedal) to provide the constant airflow (no easy task...too much air blows the seed out the top, too little does not winnow the material).
OneLab started as a conversation between a team of designers about our future in design, and where we wanted to focus our energy and talent. Since then, the idea has quickly evolved into a living, breathing organism. Our mission is to provide design and engineering expertise to non-profits and NGO's who have compelling ideas, but don't have access to the product development experience and capabilities necessary to make these ideas a reality.