HopBox: Handcrafted Homebrew Kit

first_img The Lampuga Air Inflatable Jetboard Is a Go-Anywhere Aqua Thrill Ride Editors’ Recommendations More often than not, the deeper you get into building a serious home brewing operation, the more it starts to look like an oversized chemistry set. To be fair, that’s exactly what it is when you really get down to it, but just because you’re fermenting some stuff doesn’t mean your garage needs to look like a mad scientist’s laboratory.HopBox is a solution to this problem. Designed by architecture student and avid home brewer Michael Langone, the HopBox kit includes everything you need to start brewing: carboys, C02 regulators, siphon tubes, strainers, bottles, hops, barley, yeast — the whole shabang, all fitted neatly inside a sturdy pine box. This way, not only does your brew station stay organized, it actually looks good. This thing wouldn’t be out of place in your living room — let alone your garage.Langone actually started making the boxes and selling them on Etsy, but (unsurprisingly) demand quickly outpaced supply, so now he’s launched a Kickstarter project to help scale up production. At this point in time he’s offering four different models. They vary in size, shape, and included components, but every kit will allow you to start brewing right away. The only difference is how much volume you can brew with each set.The Kickstarter campaign has already blasted past its initial funding goal, so if you back the project within the next couple weeks, you can lock a HopBox down for anywhere from $170 to $285. Langone expects to ship the first units sometime in late July/early August.Find out more here. Cigar Humidors 101: What They Are, How They Work, and the Best Picks How to Buy a House: Must-Read Steps and Tips to Guide You Through the Process Want to Get Dirty in the Name of Wine? Here’s How to Help with This Year’s Harvest A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking last_img read more

IntelliSenseio and Antofagasta showcase mill optimisation project on Chile Day

first_imgTo coincide with ‘Chile Day’ and Chilean President Bachelet’s visit to the UK as a guest of the government, the Newton/Prosperity Science and Innovation Program held a showcase of its innovative projects with their partners at the University College London on Friday, May 13. This flagship event was attended by Chilean government ministers including the Minister for Mining, Aurora Williams, among other guests representing the Chilean Senate and scientific and development agencies.Cambridge, UK-based analytics technology specialist IntelliSense.io and Chilean mining major Antofogasta Minerals showcased their project, supported by the Newton-Picarte Fund, to deploy a instrumentation and predictive optimisation application that will increase efficiency and sustainability at the SAG mill and grinding circuit of Minera Centinela in the Antofagasta mining region in Chile. The project will deploy Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and simulation modelling to reduce energy consumption.IntelliSense.io Founder and CEO Sam Bose and Non Executive Director Mark Mathias were joined by the AMSA team of Antofagasta PLC CEO Ivan Arriagada; Diego Hernandez, Advisor to the Board; Andrew Lyndsey, Director of Antofagasta PLC’s London office; and Marubeni MD Mokoto Toromoto, for the showcasing the project and greeting of the Chilean government delegation. The joint project was received with much interest from Williams, who expressed interest in learning how the innovative solution could be deployed on a wider scale in the Chilean mining industry.“We were delighted to attend Friday’s event to demonstrate as a company our commitment to invest in innovations that yield greater efficiencies, reduce operational expense and encourage greater sustainability, not only across the Antofagasta Minerals mining portfolio, but also throughout Chile,” said Arriagada. “This project exemplifies our efforts to be industry leaders in sustainability and optimised operations through our ‘Mine to Mill’ operational efficiency program.”IntelliSense.io technology is used to optimise processes and systems through a combination of sensors, software and simulation delivering “Optimisation-as-a-Service” with no upfront capex, fast deployment and continuous solution upgrades delivering rapid return on investment to mining operations across the world.For the project, the Minera Centinela team, led by AMSA Development Manager Cesar Jimenez, will work closely with the IntelliSense.io team to provide technical knowledge by aiding IntelliSense.io with their existing technical and working knowledge of the SAG mill, coupled with assisting the modeling team in evaluating the mathematical models to ensure the end solution meets the project objectives.“This project will allow Minera Centinela to run their SAG mill with greater accuracy in an continuous optimised state, based on the predicted material type,” said Bose. “Minera Centinela will reduce operational variability, improve energy efficiency and extend liner wear rate through the application of real-time diagnostics, simulations and predictive controls.” He added, “To have such great feedback from the Chile delegation for our work in mining innovation reinforces our belief that modern computing, communications and advanced data analytics can make a fundamental change in the operational economics of the mining industry that is critical in an ever changing commodity market landscape.”The SAG Mill Optimisation and Innovative Instrumentation Development (SMOID) project for Antofagasta Minerals, Minera Centinela Operations, is funded by the Newton-Picarte fund. The Newton-Picarte fund is a joint fund between the UK and Chile to promote scientific research and innovation in order to contribute to the economic development and social welfare of Chile. There is a designated budget from CORFO, the Chilean funding agency and through Innovate UK, the UK funding agency, to support partners.last_img read more