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MEET THE 2020 COHORT

IDEAS2BUSINESS PROGRAM

Food Futures Company has launched Australia’s first early stage accelerator focused on the native ag+food sector.

 

The Ideas2Business program involves 12 weeks of coaching and mentoring support to help native ag+food start-ups to test ideas and build confidence and capability to launch new products and new business ventures.

 

Food Futures Company is committed to working in partnership with the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, learn and work. We acknowledge their continuing cultural, social, environmental and economic connection to land, sea and community, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

INDIGENOUS 

ENGAGEMENT 

PLAN

For full details on how Food Futures Company is working with Indigenous partners please download our Indigenous Engagement Plan.

I2B

SELECTION

PANEL

Food Futures Company has Indigenous members and representatives of Indigenous organisations forming part of the selection panel who assisted in the review and selection of all participants in the program.

 

The competition was really tough amongst those that applied to the 2020 Ideas2Business Program and we acknowledge the effort that was put in by all!

 

The selection panel had a challenging job to select the final 12 amazing teams.

Dr Christine Pitt

Food Futures Company

Ms Skye Raward

Food Futures Company

Ms Suzanne Thompson 

Chair Australian Native

Food and Botanicals

Ms Dale Tilbrook

Director Australian Native Food and Botanicals

Ms Eloise Leaver

ThincLab

Mr Peter Crane 

Food Futures Company

Mr Michael Davis 

Agribusiness Development Manager (Indigenous Land & Sea Corporation)

Mr Craig North

Founder Indigenous Impact Pty Ltd

Andrew Fielke  &

Dominic Smith

Yuin man, Dominic Smith, has been operating his Pundi Produce aquaponics and agribusiness on land at Monash, SA since 2014. The seven-hectare farm produces seasonal herbs and vegetables along with natives like warrigal, rivermint, saltbush, sea parsley, sea celery and wattleseed.

USB

Why are there 4 USB ports on the ISO-HUB & how can they be used?


As can be seen from the picture there are 4 isolated USB ports on the ISO-HUB. These USB ports provide isolated & reformatted USB signals. Any USB audio device can be connected into any of the ports. Other USB devices may be USB devices holding music files, USB sticks or USB SSDs or HDDs. Playing back audio files from these storage devices plugged into the isolated & cleaned USB ports provides better sound quality than the same files on computer HDD, SSD or USB sticks. For any plugged in USB devices that require 5V USB power this power can be injected into the rightmost USB port. See FAQ question "Is 5V power on the USB ports?"




Why is USB isolation needed - is battery/supercap power not low noise?


I once thought that battery power isolated my Ciunas audio devices from any electrical noise intrusion. I was wrong. When I tried the Uptone Intona Regen, the first USB high speed isolator, I could hear a definite audible improvement. It turns out that the USB connection is another conduit for electrical noise intrusion.

Battery power breaks the ground loop pathway that often exists between computer & attached audio device which can be a conduit for electrical noise that affects sensitive audio devices.

The USB data lines are more important to clean/regenerate for best audio quality.




Why is USB reforming needed after USB isolation ?


All isolation devices add timing variations in the signals being blocked - this is called jitter. USB jitter seems to be audible & reforming/regeneration of the USB signal results in better sound.




What is the benefit of battery/supercapacitor power


Low noise & highly stable power is supplied by batteries/supercapacitors which is exactly what is required for optimal performance of all audio devices. High capacity super capacitors, which I now use in all my audio devices, are slightly faster at current delivery than LiFePO4 batteries that I previously used. This seems to translate into a sound with more bite.





Power

Is 5V power available on the 4 USB ports?


5V power can be injected into the rightmost USB port which then becomes available on the 3 other USB ports. This allows the user to control the quality & current capability of this power, 500mA, 1Amp, 2Amps, etc. A USB cable for this power injection like this is needed: Available here or here A suitable 5V PS with 2.1mm plug can be inserted into this socket thus providing 5V power via the USB plug. Does this power injection introduce a 'dirty' ground into the output? I have found that the major noise contributor affecting audio is the noise on the USB signal lines themselves, not the USB 5V or ground.




What are the advantages of battery (now supercapacitor) power?


  • Batteries/supercaps are a stable, low noise source of power and aren’t sources of leakage currents or suffer from ground loops as mains rectified power can. This cuts out one source of electrical noise that can plague audio systems.
  • Some people state that batteries are noisy under load but this criticism is based on older sealed lead acid (SLA) battery technology where the chemical reaction needed to produce current is noisy. Modern battery technology, such as LiFePO4, which are used in all my products, is ultra silent under load.
  • The advantage that DIRECT battery/supercao power has over voltage regulated power is it's noise stability. Almost all voltage regulators use feedback to maintain constant voltage output. Feedback systems are prone to noise generation when current requirements vary, particularly if they vary rapidly as is the case with current demands of digital devices integrated circuits.
  • Direct battery/suprcap power is optimal when low impedance is employed. This ensures low & stable noise throughout a wide frequency range - from very low frequency to very high frequencies




What about the problem of battery charging?


The charging scheme uses isolated chargers which continually trickle charge the batteries. This allows the user to experience all the sonic benefits of batteries without any of the concerns about charging - it is plug & forget. There is no audible downside from this charging arrangement.




Are these batteries safe?


Unlike other Lithium Ion batteries these batteries use a different, stable formulation (Lithium Ferrous Phosphate, LiFePO4) which doesn't go on fire due to overcharging or shorting.




How do batteries compare to supercapacitors?


Supercapacitors are capable of delivering very high currents at low noise but they have some drawbacks. The main one is that they are found mostly in 2.5 voltage versions. To output 3.3V, two supercapacitors in series are required plus balancing circuitry & usually a voltage regulator is used on the output. Our experience is that balancing circuits & voltage regulators are inferior sounding compared to direct power so we avoid using voltage regulators on the output of the supercaps & sorted the balancing issue.




What about the chemical noise of batteries?


Modrn battery chemistry is far superior to lead acid (SLA) batteries where chemical reaction noise was an issue when a significant current was being drawn by the load. The design of these liFePo4 batteries use nano particles as anode which means that their reactive surface area is far greater than a lead plate in an SLA. This results in an internal impedance of 6mOhm (lower than almost all capacitors) which means an ability to deliver instant current of 120Amps pulse for 10 secs & 50Amp continuous output. When supplying 3.3V at very low currents the load on the battery is minimal & one can safely say that there is immeasureable battery noise. Old NIST paper (1995) on battery chemical noise - before LiFePO4 batteries were available & Ni-Cd is -205dB @ 10KHz http://tf.boulder.nist.gov/general/pdf/1133.pdf





Noise

What noise is USB isolation blocking?


  • There are a number of different sources of noise on the USB connection - the 5V wire, the ground wire & both USB data wires

  • The 5V USB power should never be used for powering sensitive audio devices - it just hasn’t got the stability or low noise requirements for this role - it’s has the opposite characteristics - variable quality, instability & noisy

  • The ground wire has similar variable quality & noise issues dependent on the source

  • Once the above two areas of noise have been dealt with (using battery/supercap power, for instance), the USB data wires are the main source of noise intrusion. This is usually l common mode noise which the differential USB circuitry does not deal with.




What does this noise sound like?


It doesn’t sound of itself - it’s only it’s removal that is noticeable as greater dynamics, better insight into the interplay of the music - in two words more musicality & realism





Eddy Nye &

Scott Triana

SOTA is a socially conscious native fruit infused sparkling water brand. The aim is to bring authentic Australian flavours to the masses. The initial range will consist of three flavoured sparkling waters with the vision to grow SOTA as a brand that is synonymous with Australian natives.

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Eddy is the 6th generation agriculturalist from the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland and has a passion for regenerative agricultural. Eddy grew up exploring the rainforests and eating native fruits giving him an appreciation for first nations agriculture and the untapped potential that exists. In 2017 he was given the opportunity to return home and manage the family business, Rainforest Bounty where he was immersed in the developing native fruit industry.

Scott has a passion for creating communities and developing brands which has attracted him to startups and high growth companies. Scott's first foray into the Australian startup scene was with fashion e-commerce leader the ICONIC. After the ICONIC Scott played an instrumental role in scaling Bailey Nelson Eyewear from the Bondi Markets to an international eyewear label across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK. A believer in chasing one's passions, Scott has most recently been involved in the craft beer industry. Ingredient sourcing and experimenting with native fruits sparked his interest in Australian agriculture and the rich history of Australian natives.





Araluen Hagen

At 14k Brewery we currently make low sugar soft drinks using local, seasonal fruits and infused with Australian native plants, Ginger Beer and Beer, all on a small scale. We established in 2016, making the soft drinks as a marketing strategy before we got our liquor licence. 

USB

Why are there 4 USB ports on the ISO-HUB & how can they be used?


As can be seen from the picture there are 4 isolated USB ports on the ISO-HUB. These USB ports provide isolated & reformatted USB signals. Any USB audio device can be connected into any of the ports. Other USB devices may be USB devices holding music files, USB sticks or USB SSDs or HDDs. Playing back audio files from these storage devices plugged into the isolated & cleaned USB ports provides better sound quality than the same files on computer HDD, SSD or USB sticks. For any plugged in USB devices that require 5V USB power this power can be injected into the rightmost USB port. See FAQ question "Is 5V power on the USB ports?"




Why is USB isolation needed - is battery/supercap power not low noise?


I once thought that battery power isolated my Ciunas audio devices from any electrical noise intrusion. I was wrong. When I tried the Uptone Intona Regen, the first USB high speed isolator, I could hear a definite audible improvement. It turns out that the USB connection is another conduit for electrical noise intrusion.

Battery power breaks the ground loop pathway that often exists between computer & attached audio device which can be a conduit for electrical noise that affects sensitive audio devices.

The USB data lines are more important to clean/regenerate for best audio quality.




Why is USB reforming needed after USB isolation ?


All isolation devices add timing variations in the signals being blocked - this is called jitter. USB jitter seems to be audible & reforming/regeneration of the USB signal results in better sound.




What is the benefit of battery/supercapacitor power


Low noise & highly stable power is supplied by batteries/supercapacitors which is exactly what is required for optimal performance of all audio devices. High capacity super capacitors, which I now use in all my audio devices, are slightly faster at current delivery than LiFePO4 batteries that I previously used. This seems to translate into a sound with more bite.





Power

Is 5V power available on the 4 USB ports?


5V power can be injected into the rightmost USB port which then becomes available on the 3 other USB ports. This allows the user to control the quality & current capability of this power, 500mA, 1Amp, 2Amps, etc. A USB cable for this power injection like this is needed: Available here or here A suitable 5V PS with 2.1mm plug can be inserted into this socket thus providing 5V power via the USB plug. Does this power injection introduce a 'dirty' ground into the output? I have found that the major noise contributor affecting audio is the noise on the USB signal lines themselves, not the USB 5V or ground.




What are the advantages of battery (now supercapacitor) power?


  • Batteries/supercaps are a stable, low noise source of power and aren’t sources of leakage currents or suffer from ground loops as mains rectified power can. This cuts out one source of electrical noise that can plague audio systems.
  • Some people state that batteries are noisy under load but this criticism is based on older sealed lead acid (SLA) battery technology where the chemical reaction needed to produce current is noisy. Modern battery technology, such as LiFePO4, which are used in all my products, is ultra silent under load.
  • The advantage that DIRECT battery/supercao power has over voltage regulated power is it's noise stability. Almost all voltage regulators use feedback to maintain constant voltage output. Feedback systems are prone to noise generation when current requirements vary, particularly if they vary rapidly as is the case with current demands of digital devices integrated circuits.
  • Direct battery/suprcap power is optimal when low impedance is employed. This ensures low & stable noise throughout a wide frequency range - from very low frequency to very high frequencies




What about the problem of battery charging?


The charging scheme uses isolated chargers which continually trickle charge the batteries. This allows the user to experience all the sonic benefits of batteries without any of the concerns about charging - it is plug & forget. There is no audible downside from this charging arrangement.




Are these batteries safe?


Unlike other Lithium Ion batteries these batteries use a different, stable formulation (Lithium Ferrous Phosphate, LiFePO4) which doesn't go on fire due to overcharging or shorting.




How do batteries compare to supercapacitors?


Supercapacitors are capable of delivering very high currents at low noise but they have some drawbacks. The main one is that they are found mostly in 2.5 voltage versions. To output 3.3V, two supercapacitors in series are required plus balancing circuitry & usually a voltage regulator is used on the output. Our experience is that balancing circuits & voltage regulators are inferior sounding compared to direct power so we avoid using voltage regulators on the output of the supercaps & sorted the balancing issue.




What about the chemical noise of batteries?


Modrn battery chemistry is far superior to lead acid (SLA) batteries where chemical reaction noise was an issue when a significant current was being drawn by the load. The design of these liFePo4 batteries use nano particles as anode which means that their reactive surface area is far greater than a lead plate in an SLA. This results in an internal impedance of 6mOhm (lower than almost all capacitors) which means an ability to deliver instant current of 120Amps pulse for 10 secs & 50Amp continuous output. When supplying 3.3V at very low currents the load on the battery is minimal & one can safely say that there is immeasureable battery noise. Old NIST paper (1995) on battery chemical noise - before LiFePO4 batteries were available & Ni-Cd is -205dB @ 10KHz http://tf.boulder.nist.gov/general/pdf/1133.pdf





Noise

What noise is USB isolation blocking?


  • There are a number of different sources of noise on the USB connection - the 5V wire, the ground wire & both USB data wires

  • The 5V USB power should never be used for powering sensitive audio devices - it just hasn’t got the stability or low noise requirements for this role - it’s has the opposite characteristics - variable quality, instability & noisy

  • The ground wire has similar variable quality & noise issues dependent on the source

  • Once the above two areas of noise have been dealt with (using battery/supercap power, for instance), the USB data wires are the main source of noise intrusion. This is usually l common mode noise which the differential USB circuitry does not deal with.




What does this noise sound like?


It doesn’t sound of itself - it’s only it’s removal that is noticeable as greater dynamics, better insight into the interplay of the music - in two words more musicality & realism





Cory Robertson

Cory is the Self_Appointed “Minister for Good Times” – he can explain that! And he has a business Philosophy that: Individually You are 1 of 2 things: Part of the problem OR Part of the Solution.

USB

Why are there 4 USB ports on the ISO-HUB & how can they be used?


As can be seen from the picture there are 4 isolated USB ports on the ISO-HUB. These USB ports provide isolated & reformatted USB signals. Any USB audio device can be connected into any of the ports. Other USB devices may be USB devices holding music files, USB sticks or USB SSDs or HDDs. Playing back audio files from these storage devices plugged into the isolated & cleaned USB ports provides better sound quality than the same files on computer HDD, SSD or USB sticks. For any plugged in USB devices that require 5V USB power this power can be injected into the rightmost USB port. See FAQ question "Is 5V power on the USB ports?"




Why is USB isolation needed - is battery/supercap power not low noise?


I once thought that battery power isolated my Ciunas audio devices from any electrical noise intrusion. I was wrong. When I tried the Uptone Intona Regen, the first USB high speed isolator, I could hear a definite audible improvement. It turns out that the USB connection is another conduit for electrical noise intrusion.

Battery power breaks the ground loop pathway that often exists between computer & attached audio device which can be a conduit for electrical noise that affects sensitive audio devices.

The USB data lines are more important to clean/regenerate for best audio quality.




Why is USB reforming needed after USB isolation ?


All isolation devices add timing variations in the signals being blocked - this is called jitter. USB jitter seems to be audible & reforming/regeneration of the USB signal results in better sound.




What is the benefit of battery/supercapacitor power


Low noise & highly stable power is supplied by batteries/supercapacitors which is exactly what is required for optimal performance of all audio devices. High capacity super capacitors, which I now use in all my audio devices, are slightly faster at current delivery than LiFePO4 batteries that I previously used. This seems to translate into a sound with more bite.





Power

Is 5V power available on the 4 USB ports?


5V power can be injected into the rightmost USB port which then becomes available on the 3 other USB ports. This allows the user to control the quality & current capability of this power, 500mA, 1Amp, 2Amps, etc. A USB cable for this power injection like this is needed: Available here or here A suitable 5V PS with 2.1mm plug can be inserted into this socket thus providing 5V power via the USB plug. Does this power injection introduce a 'dirty' ground into the output? I have found that the major noise contributor affecting audio is the noise on the USB signal lines themselves, not the USB 5V or ground.




What are the advantages of battery (now supercapacitor) power?


  • Batteries/supercaps are a stable, low noise source of power and aren’t sources of leakage currents or suffer from ground loops as mains rectified power can. This cuts out one source of electrical noise that can plague audio systems.
  • Some people state that batteries are noisy under load but this criticism is based on older sealed lead acid (SLA) battery technology where the chemical reaction needed to produce current is noisy. Modern battery technology, such as LiFePO4, which are used in all my products, is ultra silent under load.
  • The advantage that DIRECT battery/supercao power has over voltage regulated power is it's noise stability. Almost all voltage regulators use feedback to maintain constant voltage output. Feedback systems are prone to noise generation when current requirements vary, particularly if they vary rapidly as is the case with current demands of digital devices integrated circuits.
  • Direct battery/suprcap power is optimal when low impedance is employed. This ensures low & stable noise throughout a wide frequency range - from very low frequency to very high frequencies




What about the problem of battery charging?


The charging scheme uses isolated chargers which continually trickle charge the batteries. This allows the user to experience all the sonic benefits of batteries without any of the concerns about charging - it is plug & forget. There is no audible downside from this charging arrangement.




Are these batteries safe?


Unlike other Lithium Ion batteries these batteries use a different, stable formulation (Lithium Ferrous Phosphate, LiFePO4) which doesn't go on fire due to overcharging or shorting.




How do batteries compare to supercapacitors?


Supercapacitors are capable of delivering very high currents at low noise but they have some drawbacks. The main one is that they are found mostly in 2.5 voltage versions. To output 3.3V, two supercapacitors in series are required plus balancing circuitry & usually a voltage regulator is used on the output. Our experience is that balancing circuits & voltage regulators are inferior sounding compared to direct power so we avoid using voltage regulators on the output of the supercaps & sorted the balancing issue.




What about the chemical noise of batteries?


Modrn battery chemistry is far superior to lead acid (SLA) batteries where chemical reaction noise was an issue when a significant current was being drawn by the load. The design of these liFePo4 batteries use nano particles as anode which means that their reactive surface area is far greater than a lead plate in an SLA. This results in an internal impedance of 6mOhm (lower than almost all capacitors) which means an ability to deliver instant current of 120Amps pulse for 10 secs & 50Amp continuous output. When supplying 3.3V at very low currents the load on the battery is minimal & one can safely say that there is immeasureable battery noise. Old NIST paper (1995) on battery chemical noise - before LiFePO4 batteries were available & Ni-Cd is -205dB @ 10KHz http://tf.boulder.nist.gov/general/pdf/1133.pdf





Noise

What noise is USB isolation blocking?


  • There are a number of different sources of noise on the USB connection - the 5V wire, the ground wire & both USB data wires

  • The 5V USB power should never be used for powering sensitive audio devices - it just hasn’t got the stability or low noise requirements for this role - it’s has the opposite characteristics - variable quality, instability & noisy

  • The ground wire has similar variable quality & noise issues dependent on the source

  • Once the above two areas of noise have been dealt with (using battery/supercap power, for instance), the USB data wires are the main source of noise intrusion. This is usually l common mode noise which the differential USB circuitry does not deal with.




What does this noise sound like?


It doesn’t sound of itself - it’s only it’s removal that is noticeable as greater dynamics, better insight into the interplay of the music - in two words more musicality & realism





Tracey &

Doug Goebel

Mission: To be the biggest bushfood suppliers in South East Qld

 

Proudly Indigenous owned and operated

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My name is Tracey Goebel and I am Co-owner of Native Oz Bushfoods. My Husband and I started our business on 1 June 2018. From there we started making Jams , Gourmet salt Blends, Savoury products. We have also started work on an Educational Garden on our 40 Acre property, as well as a Bushfood Orchard that we will Open for Farm Tours to educate and preserve Culture. Our Plan is to keep Planting a range of Native trees as well as the retail side of the Business.





Hayden Marks

Hayden is a young entrepreneur and discoverer of all things new. He loves using business as a force for change, helping to instill growth and prosperity in the communities he collaborates with.

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My name is Tracey Goebel and I am Co-owner of Native Oz Bushfoods. My Husband and I started our business on 1 June 2018. From there we started making Jams , Gourmet salt Blends, Savoury products. We have also started work on an Educational Garden on our 40 Acre property, as well as a Bushfood Orchard that we will Open for Farm Tours to educate and preserve Culture. Our Plan is to keep Planting a range of Native trees as well as the retail side of the Business.





Rachel McMillan &

Sarah Drew

The McMillan & Drew collective was conceived by a desire to create and share the wonder and allure of native and edible gardens with the world.

USB

Why are there 4 USB ports on the ISO-HUB & how can they be used?


As can be seen from the picture there are 4 isolated USB ports on the ISO-HUB. These USB ports provide isolated & reformatted USB signals. Any USB audio device can be connected into any of the ports. Other USB devices may be USB devices holding music files, USB sticks or USB SSDs or HDDs. Playing back audio files from these storage devices plugged into the isolated & cleaned USB ports provides better sound quality than the same files on computer HDD, SSD or USB sticks. For any plugged in USB devices that require 5V USB power this power can be injected into the rightmost USB port. See FAQ question "Is 5V power on the USB ports?"




Why is USB isolation needed - is battery/supercap power not low noise?


I once thought that battery power isolated my Ciunas audio devices from any electrical noise intrusion. I was wrong. When I tried the Uptone Intona Regen, the first USB high speed isolator, I could hear a definite audible improvement. It turns out that the USB connection is another conduit for electrical noise intrusion.

Battery power breaks the ground loop pathway that often exists between computer & attached audio device which can be a conduit for electrical noise that affects sensitive audio devices.

The USB data lines are more important to clean/regenerate for best audio quality.




Why is USB reforming needed after USB isolation ?


All isolation devices add timing variations in the signals being blocked - this is called jitter. USB jitter seems to be audible & reforming/regeneration of the USB signal results in better sound.




What is the benefit of battery/supercapacitor power


Low noise & highly stable power is supplied by batteries/supercapacitors which is exactly what is required for optimal performance of all audio devices. High capacity super capacitors, which I now use in all my audio devices, are slightly faster at current delivery than LiFePO4 batteries that I previously used. This seems to translate into a sound with more bite.





Power

Is 5V power available on the 4 USB ports?


5V power can be injected into the rightmost USB port which then becomes available on the 3 other USB ports. This allows the user to control the quality & current capability of this power, 500mA, 1Amp, 2Amps, etc. A USB cable for this power injection like this is needed: Available here or here A suitable 5V PS with 2.1mm plug can be inserted into this socket thus providing 5V power via the USB plug. Does this power injection introduce a 'dirty' ground into the output? I have found that the major noise contributor affecting audio is the noise on the USB signal lines themselves, not the USB 5V or ground.




What are the advantages of battery (now supercapacitor) power?


  • Batteries/supercaps are a stable, low noise source of power and aren’t sources of leakage currents or suffer from ground loops as mains rectified power can. This cuts out one source of electrical noise that can plague audio systems.
  • Some people state that batteries are noisy under load but this criticism is based on older sealed lead acid (SLA) battery technology where the chemical reaction needed to produce current is noisy. Modern battery technology, such as LiFePO4, which are used in all my products, is ultra silent under load.
  • The advantage that DIRECT battery/supercao power has over voltage regulated power is it's noise stability. Almost all voltage regulators use feedback to maintain constant voltage output. Feedback systems are prone to noise generation when current requirements vary, particularly if they vary rapidly as is the case with current demands of digital devices integrated circuits.
  • Direct battery/suprcap power is optimal when low impedance is employed. This ensures low & stable noise throughout a wide frequency range - from very low frequency to very high frequencies




What about the problem of battery charging?


The charging scheme uses isolated chargers which continually trickle charge the batteries. This allows the user to experience all the sonic benefits of batteries without any of the concerns about charging - it is plug & forget. There is no audible downside from this charging arrangement.




Are these batteries safe?


Unlike other Lithium Ion batteries these batteries use a different, stable formulation (Lithium Ferrous Phosphate, LiFePO4) which doesn't go on fire due to overcharging or shorting.




How do batteries compare to supercapacitors?


Supercapacitors are capable of delivering very high currents at low noise but they have some drawbacks. The main one is that they are found mostly in 2.5 voltage versions. To output 3.3V, two supercapacitors in series are required plus balancing circuitry & usually a voltage regulator is used on the output. Our experience is that balancing circuits & voltage regulators are inferior sounding compared to direct power so we avoid using voltage regulators on the output of the supercaps & sorted the balancing issue.




What about the chemical noise of batteries?


Modrn battery chemistry is far superior to lead acid (SLA) batteries where chemical reaction noise was an issue when a significant current was being drawn by the load. The design of these liFePo4 batteries use nano particles as anode which means that their reactive surface area is far greater than a lead plate in an SLA. This results in an internal impedance of 6mOhm (lower than almost all capacitors) which means an ability to deliver instant current of 120Amps pulse for 10 secs & 50Amp continuous output. When supplying 3.3V at very low currents the load on the battery is minimal & one can safely say that there is immeasureable battery noise. Old NIST paper (1995) on battery chemical noise - before LiFePO4 batteries were available & Ni-Cd is -205dB @ 10KHz http://tf.boulder.nist.gov/general/pdf/1133.pdf





Noise

What noise is USB isolation blocking?


  • There are a number of different sources of noise on the USB connection - the 5V wire, the ground wire & both USB data wires

  • The 5V USB power should never be used for powering sensitive audio devices - it just hasn’t got the stability or low noise requirements for this role - it’s has the opposite characteristics - variable quality, instability & noisy

  • The ground wire has similar variable quality & noise issues dependent on the source

  • Once the above two areas of noise have been dealt with (using battery/supercap power, for instance), the USB data wires are the main source of noise intrusion. This is usually l common mode noise which the differential USB circuitry does not deal with.




What does this noise sound like?


It doesn’t sound of itself - it’s only it’s removal that is noticeable as greater dynamics, better insight into the interplay of the music - in two words more musicality & realism





Jesse Gurugirr

I’m Jesse Gurugirr and I come from a conservation biology background. I have always been passionate about our indigenous foods and their high medicinal and wellness properties.

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My name is Tracey Goebel and I am Co-owner of Native Oz Bushfoods. My Husband and I started our business on 1 June 2018. From there we started making Jams , Gourmet salt Blends, Savoury products. We have also started work on an Educational Garden on our 40 Acre property, as well as a Bushfood Orchard that we will Open for Farm Tours to educate and preserve Culture. Our Plan is to keep Planting a range of Native trees as well as the retail side of the Business.





Jida Gulpilil

When your surname is Gulpilil and your father is an international acting icon and your great grandfather was Pastor Sir Doug Nicholls, there’s plenty to live up to.

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Yet, this magnetic super-achiever with a 1000 watt smile, is his own man.

Jida Gulpilil has gone beyond expectations. But he has much bigger dreams to pursue for his people’s health, well-being, and ‘country’. Not content to be in his famous father’s shadow, Jida has also excelled as an actor, musician and music producer, storyteller. As an active community person, he is highly respected for the contributions he continues to make contracted by the government, an Aboriginal community consultant, mentor, educator, and leader.

Influenced by his passion for culture, native foods and medicines. Jida has a strong desire to improve the health and lives of his communities and always seeks ways to empower and inspire his people and the wider community with cultural and scientific knowledge particularly around connection to mind, body and country.

Jida is always thrilled to work with so many passionate people inspiring organisations, teams and individuals and the opportunity to make a difference.

Jida grew up in NE Arnhem Land and Victoria to specialize in identifying opportunities mentored by prominent Elders and leaders of his communities to add new value to existing programs, projects that strengthen and enrich new innovative approaches toward pathways that deliver long-term employment and economic opportunities for unemployed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, disadvantaged and at risk youth, men and families





Leeanne Barlow

A self-confessed corporate dropout, Leeanne recently left a 20-year career in the Professional Services industry to undertake a formal cooking qualification.

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Yet, this magnetic super-achiever with a 1000 watt smile, is his own man.

Jida Gulpilil has gone beyond expectations. But he has much bigger dreams to pursue for his people’s health, well-being, and ‘country’. Not content to be in his famous father’s shadow, Jida has also excelled as an actor, musician and music producer, storyteller. As an active community person, he is highly respected for the contributions he continues to make contracted by the government, an Aboriginal community consultant, mentor, educator, and leader.

Influenced by his passion for culture, native foods and medicines. Jida has a strong desire to improve the health and lives of his communities and always seeks ways to empower and inspire his people and the wider community with cultural and scientific knowledge particularly around connection to mind, body and country.

Jida is always thrilled to work with so many passionate people inspiring organisations, teams and individuals and the opportunity to make a difference.

Jida grew up in NE Arnhem Land and Victoria to specialize in identifying opportunities mentored by prominent Elders and leaders of his communities to add new value to existing programs, projects that strengthen and enrich new innovative approaches toward pathways that deliver long-term employment and economic opportunities for unemployed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, disadvantaged and at risk youth, men and families





Niyoka Bundle

Pawa Catering are based in West Footscray, Melbourne Victoria. Pawa means ‘to cook’ in the language of the Gunditjmara people from South West Victoria. Co Founded by Aboriginal woman Niyoka Bundle and Husband / head chef Vincent Manning from the Isle of Man.

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Yet, this magnetic super-achiever with a 1000 watt smile, is his own man.

Jida Gulpilil has gone beyond expectations. But he has much bigger dreams to pursue for his people’s health, well-being, and ‘country’. Not content to be in his famous father’s shadow, Jida has also excelled as an actor, musician and music producer, storyteller. As an active community person, he is highly respected for the contributions he continues to make contracted by the government, an Aboriginal community consultant, mentor, educator, and leader.

Influenced by his passion for culture, native foods and medicines. Jida has a strong desire to improve the health and lives of his communities and always seeks ways to empower and inspire his people and the wider community with cultural and scientific knowledge particularly around connection to mind, body and country.

Jida is always thrilled to work with so many passionate people inspiring organisations, teams and individuals and the opportunity to make a difference.

Jida grew up in NE Arnhem Land and Victoria to specialize in identifying opportunities mentored by prominent Elders and leaders of his communities to add new value to existing programs, projects that strengthen and enrich new innovative approaches toward pathways that deliver long-term employment and economic opportunities for unemployed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, disadvantaged and at risk youth, men and families





Susan Crocetti

Susan and her family recently bought a small farm on the mid north coast of NSW and currently grow waratahs, citrus and turmeric for sale.

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Eddy is the 6th generation agriculturalist from the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland and has a passion for regenerative agricultural. Eddy grew up exploring the rainforests and eating native fruits giving him an appreciation for first nations agriculture and the untapped potential that exists. In 2017 he was given the opportunity to return home and manage the family business, Rainforest Bounty where he was immersed in the developing native fruit industry.

Scott has a passion for creating communities and developing brands which has attracted him to startups and high growth companies. Scott's first foray into the Australian startup scene was with fashion e-commerce leader the ICONIC. After the ICONIC Scott played an instrumental role in scaling Bailey Nelson Eyewear from the Bondi Markets to an international eyewear label across Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK. A believer in chasing one's passions, Scott has most recently been involved in the craft beer industry. Ingredient sourcing and experimenting with native fruits sparked his interest in Australian agriculture and the rich history of Australian natives.





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Food Futures Company acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. (edited) 

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