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Life Cube Technical Requirements

A basic functional diagram lists how each process works with each other. There are optional sections for sewerage, which is pretty dangerous for home DIY stuff so it should probably be left out in any prototype.

Complete Feature List
Solar panels on roof for electricity
Battery packs for storing electricity
240V AC inverter
Chargers / power supplies for all devices (iPad, phones, laptops)
PC with touch screen for control and entertainment
Rain water collection in separate tank
Dirty/Sea water purification
Boiler for hot water, shwoer, steam cleaning

Life Cube Usage

This section shows how the Life Cube can be used.

The rain water collection can be done with a tarp to the top of the Life Cube as shown.

Prime uses will be:
1. Convenience / Comfort in home to live off the grid
2. Camping, via trailer for total comfort on long trips
3. Survival during natural disasters.
4. Third World Countries to get clean water

The key goal would be to make it completely environmental / carbon friendly so that it reuses all of its wastes. The focus is on SLOW, SMALL SCALE conversion and production.


What Is The Point Of Your Website

One of the hardest things to do as a software developer is to resist adding more features to a program or website, but this is the most important point to remember when designing websites.

It is very tempting to add in quite useful sections to a page or 'use some of the spare space' for more information, however we always need to
remember the key reason for the site in the first place

Potential customers scan webpages quickly and if they cant find the information that they need they will leave.

The key to a well designed website, is to keep it simple so it focuses exactly on the task at hand - whether that is allow


High Density Housing

I was playing around with house designs and wondered how small you could make a self contained living area.

Though probably not a lifestyle of choice, you could live in something like the image to the right if you were in a pinch (out of work, on a 6 week job in another city, space station, etc).

There is a large plasma / LED TV which covers the entire wall - this doubles as a window in that it shows an image of outdoors when not in use and plays DVDs, used as a computer screen(s).


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