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Prompted by the coverage of the AIDG Pico-Hydro system, here and on Gizmodo, Catherine Laine of AIDG asked the developer, Sam Redfield, to provide more information. She tells us that he’s also going to try and get a parts list and tech specs that she’ll share with us. [Thanks, Cat!]

Sam Redfield on Pico-hydro at La Florida

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Dave Huggins

    Fantastic System,

    A commercial type could be built and used inline with a swimming pool filtration system to reclaim some of the energy spent circulating the pool water. Outlandish? Maybe.