|We own 13 acres of ag-zoned land just outside of Chicago. We have access to an adjacent 70 acres. I am offering free use of the land for anyone who has an interesting project that requires land and proximity suburban/urban environment--and wifi network.|
The land is located 35-miles from downtown Chicago and 25 miles from O'Hare airport. It's smack-dab in the middle of suburbia and there is a Menards within walking distance. http://goo.gl/6tjC8g
If the idea is interesting enough, I'll even build you a shed or a cabin (out of 2x4s; nothing fancy).
The land will include the following amenities, all of which is available at no cost (for really cool projects).
--well water (within reason)
--electricity (within reason)
--fenced and unfenced acreage
Starting next year, there will be bees, flowers, goats, chickens, dogs, and alpaca on the land. And very likely a mini-donkey, to keep the coyotes at bay.
Feel free to suggest anything you actually want to implement. Or just suggest ideas that others may want to run with. Other than providing power and internet, I don't have the time to help with anything else.
Some ideas my wife and I have come up with:
--real-life Farmville with wifi robots
--tiny, automated combines
--experimental wind turbine development
--cubesat ground stations (not really ag-related, but still cool)
This is no strings attached. We just want to encourage really interesting technical-agricultural projects. Let a thousand flowers bloom.