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Modular add-ons for the CalEarth Dome Homes

People living in dome homes require modular add-ons which provide solutions for connectivity, water, power harvesting,
lighting, and heating

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People living in SuperAdobe dome homes require modular add-ons which provide solutions for connectivity, water, power harvesting,
lighting, and heating. These add-ons should fit, or mount, seamlessly into the CalEarth dome housing models. The add-ons will allow those living in the domes to customize their dome home according to their personal needs.

CATEGORIES OF ADD-ONS:

1. Connectivity
2. Water
3. Power Harvesting
4. Lighting
5. Heating

Link for design brief: https://cdn.hackaday.io/files/8533365075872/design-brief-calearth-open-challenge-wp.pdf
Link for CalEarth (What is a SuperAdobe?): https://www.calearth.org/intro-superadobe

Stage 1: Preliminary research into what should each add-on comprise of?

  1. Connectivity add-on https://hackaday.io/project/171784-modular-add-ons-for-the-calearth-dome-homes/log/177756-add-on-connectivity
  2. Water add-on https://hackaday.io/project/171784-modular-add-ons-for-the-calearth-dome-homes/log/177757-add-on-water 
  3. Power-harvesting add-on https://hackaday.io/project/171784-modular-add-ons-for-the-calearth-dome-homes/log/177758-add-on-power-harvesting
  4. Lighting add-on https://hackaday.io/project/171784-modular-add-ons-for-the-calearth-dome-homes/log/177760-add-on-lighting
  5. Heating add-on https://hackaday.io/project/171784-modular-add-ons-for-the-calearth-dome-homes/log/177761-add-on-heating

  • Add-on: Heating

    Neil K. Sheridan05/19/2020 at 19:34 0 comments

    What should comprise the heating add-on?

  • Add-on: Lighting

    Neil K. Sheridan05/19/2020 at 19:33 0 comments

    What should comprise the lighting add-on?

  • Add-on: power-harvesting

    Neil K. Sheridan05/19/2020 at 19:33 0 comments

    What should comprise the power-harvesting add-on?

    I envisage this would comprise renewable energy harvesting. So, solar means a PV system, with battery storage. Would this comprise a micro-grid for the entire village of dome homes vs. each home having its own entire PV system? Really the same with wind, and turbines if near to a river. If it's really rainy, even the rainwater harvesting could incorporate turbines?

  • Add-on: Water

    Neil K. Sheridan05/19/2020 at 19:32 0 comments

    What should comprise the water add-on?

    Since there is unlikely to be a water grid, I would envisage the water add-on would comprise rain-water harvesting. This would include collection (i.e. from the roof of structures) -> filtering macro-particles -> micro-particles -> UV/chemical to remove bacteria/viruses/protozoa -> storage.

    Q. Does each home need to process gray water? E.g. from washing dishes, showers.

    Q. Does each home need to process wastewater from toilets? 

  • Add-on: Connectivity

    Neil K. Sheridan05/19/2020 at 19:28 0 comments

    What should comprise the connectivity add-on?

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