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Project: “200” (Constraints)

Internet,

Since my beloved LifeEdited contest is no longer taking entries, I’m motivated to apply the mentality to something far more replicable — something new!

I’ve been thinking about the constraints for this for months.  I’ve even tried out a few designs, with admitted difficulty.

Here’s the plan so far (continued after the break):

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RE: Global Village Construction Set

via AWESOME: Global Village Construction Set – All You Need to Build a Civilization (Video) : TreeHugger.

I always wanted to start an Open Source Cubic Meter project, where the intent was to grow as much food or perhaps absorb as much carbon as possible in a surface-level cubic meter.  My concept would use Google SketchUp to sketch them, and hopefully university funding to test.  There would be climate and/or terrain specific versions developed by the community, and the results could be multiplied the world over.  Maybe I should try again or maybe it’s already happening somewhere online? =)

-joshua

p.s.  How about an open source cubic meter project for generating independent sustainable power?

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