Transition Oahu wasn't the only tent featuring some solar cooking. Next door to us was Green Path Technologies, whose booth included a photovoltaic solar array laid out on the grass. The solar array charged a portable power source (a suitcase-sized battery system), which in turn was powering a rice cooker.
Hats off to Geek Meet organizer Ryan Ozawa and the other volunteers who made this event possible. Geek Meet was billed as an "outdoor gathering of tech enthusiasts, scientists and science fiction fans, hackers, makers, creators, educators, and all-around creative and curious people. It's a family friendly affair in the fresh air to share your favorite tools and toys, learn new things, meet new people, and just relax and talk story with interesting people." It was all that and more. For more photos, check out the event on Facebook or search for #higeek on Twitter.
We encourage you to try out solar cooking as a fun and carbon-free method that doesn't heat up your home. For inspiration, check out the Solar Cookers International wiki site. If you get into it, hope to see you with your cooker at Geek Meet 2016!