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MICROHOUSE 2 DASHBOARD
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MAIN ITEMS
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OSHW – The tag that identifies the entire project as open source hardwareOSHW
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Entity – The person or organization responsible for the projectOSE
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Project Name – Something unique that identifies the specific projectMicroHouse 2
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Version – An alpha-numeric code that increments at milestonesBedroom Unit v1
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Completion Status – The general maturity level of the projectDesign
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Version Date – Last time the version number changed9/28/2013
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Terms of Use – Any terms of use or licensing compatible with the latest version of the open source hardware definitionGPL/CC-BY-SA
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Summary – The project pitch – short (140 characters?)A modular compressed earth brick structure that is intended to be built in one day by a crew via collaborative production.
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Keywords – A comma separated list of synonyms – tags for search engine optimizationmicrohouse, natural building, ecohouse
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Description – The detailed description of the projectThe Microhouse is a modular building system core that is designed for add-ons. Design is highly modular to allow for building of parts to happen in parallel, where the resulting parts are plug-and-play as much as possible.
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Predecessors – This project descended from…MicroHouse 1, Earthbag hut, Cordwood Hut, FeF Hexayurt, First Workshop, Greenhouse, OSE Shop, HabLab
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Content Location – A URL to the main project repositoryhttp://opensourceecology.dozuki.com/c/Microhouse
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OTHER ITEMS
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Difficulty Levelrequires skilled guide(s) and unskilled labor
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Author / ContributorsConcept: Marcin Jakubowski
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Lead Designer: Christopher Reinhart
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Contribution Logshttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Chris_Reinhart_Log
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OSE Machines UsedLife Trac, Soil Pulverizer, Soil Mixer, CEB Press
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Other Required ToolsBasic construction power and hand tools, create complete list of tools needed along with BOM
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Approximate Cost$10,000
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Required Space14' x 14' footprint
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Structural SystemLoad-bearing CEB walls with some wood framing
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statusDesign Development
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MICROHOUSE 2 DEVELOPMENT BOARD
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CRITICAL ELEMENTSProtocolFormatFile TypeLink
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DESIGN PROBLEM STATEMENThttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Development_Approach
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REQUIREMENTS - what is neededhttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Requirementsfor the moment see Catarina's sketch below under "Schematic Design"
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MODULES - breakdown of machine into partshttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Modules_Breakdown
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INTERFACE DESIGN - how the modules fit togetherhttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Interface_Design
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CONCEPT - first step in actual design workhttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Concept
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Overall MicroHouse concepthttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Concept_-_MicroHouse
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PRECEDENTS - architectural examples that inform this project
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MicroHouse 1 Development Boardspreadsheetgoogle spreadsheethttps://docs.google.com/a/opensourceecology.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArpE5Y9PpJCXdFlJMzhKY0tHdXJuQ3p4UjA2VkF4dGc&usp=drive_web#gid=1
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Modcellweb pagehttp://modcell.com/incredible pre-fabricated straw bale panels - pre-plastered, even - lifted into place with a crane
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MicroHouse Collaboration 2014 wiki pagewiki pagehttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/MicroHouse_Collaboration_2014loads of ideas and precedents created both in-house and submitted by remote collaborators
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DESIGN ASSETSProtocolFormatFile TypeLinkComments
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Schematic Design
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Catarina's original concept for full build-outimagegoogle drawinghttps://docs.google.com/a/opensourceecology.org/drawings/d/18pcreSVEFXPYrrvPm8lgvLT5L9AdiMM1Z9KNyyqHW58/editstarting point for conversation about build-out
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Catarina's follow-up drawing to the originalimagegoogle drawinghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Ideas_for_Modular_House_Evolution.jpgsubtle differences to the original - Catarina, is this the most current?
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perspective sketch of full 6 units for contextimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH1_expansion_winter.jpgshows enclosed middle-south unit, which is part of the plan
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bird's-eye perspective 1 for 6 unit planimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Mh_additions001.jpgsimple version - makes more sense given enclosing middle-south unit as above
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bird's-eye perspective 2 for 6 unit planimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Mh_additions002.jpgmore interesting version aesthetically, but does not make sense for this project
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perspective sketch with courtyard wall with half circleimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH_expansion_w_courtyard_1.jpgshows the dynamic roof form with a semi-circular courtyard wall - explore this idea further with Cat/Mar
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foundation conceptimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Foundation_Concept.jpgfirst pass at foundation concept - 3/24/14
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MH 1 and MH 2 together on full foundationimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Mh_1_and_Mh2_on_foundation.jpgrepresentation of the first two modules placed on the foundation
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MH 2 interior overhead viewimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Mh_2_overhead.jpgoverhead perspective view of interior of MH 2 (the bedroom module)
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bringing roofs together 1imagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:North_roof_at_super_low_slope.jpgto maintain awning window in loft, this option looks at bringing the northern roof in below that window
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north roof at same slope as the MH 1imagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:North_roof_at_same_slope.jpgshows 7' high CEB wall for northern modules and same slope of roof as MH 1
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middle greenhouse roof between MH 1 and MH 2imagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Middle_greenhouse_roof.jpgshows space between first and second modules enclosed with a greenhouse-style roof
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sedum panels on module 2imagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:First_pass_sedum_panels.jpgfirst pass at sedum panel concept for south wall of module 2
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inspiration for sun roomimagegoogle dochttps://docs.google.com/a/opensourceecology.org/document/d/1eN9m5-FKVaGbGc6L5UJegaCRBuGNSAH-DL0ULJhhPFs/editinterior view of sun room precedent
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inspiration for living wallimagegoogle dochttps://docs.google.com/a/opensourceecology.org/document/d/1YTeiNjv4kIgbMGYzYXJfTgKX9GCz-PgVVoHBSdtICaU/editliving wall example - looks like it is mounted on a pallet
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planning out the gardenimagegoogle drawinghttps://docs.google.com/a/opensourceecology.org/drawings/d/1wOpoPvXHs8qHlsAbnreICEHUyG9Fh4wKzux5JPowjy4/edit
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module 3 schematic design for contractor's reviewimagegoogle dochttps://docs.google.com/a/opensourceecology.org/document/d/199eSBGlAVZpeICAyxhrwKUvEk83Gqo31pMXF4_YxLv0/edit#shows north and south wall framing for module 2, includes basic porch design
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Design Development
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proposal for window frame module adjustmentsimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH_2_Window_Frame_Proposal2.jpglooks at ways of adapting the window from to simplify the trim out process and improve waterproofing detail
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sketch for improvements to window frame moduleimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Window_frame_sketch.JPGshows projecting the window frame beyond the face of the CEBs to ease finish-out process
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sketch for interface between upper and lower modulesimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Upper_and_lower_modules_interface.JPGshows two ways of bringing the upper wooden modules together with the lower CEB modules with insulation wrap
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sketch for attachment of sedum panelimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Sedum_panel_attachment.JPGthoughts about attaching sedum panels
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Structural - Framing Systems Explored
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window and door frames as structureimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH_2_-_Window-Door_as_Structure.jpgthis is current operating design for the build
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bracketed corner thoughtsimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH_2_XYZ_Corner_Initial_Thoughts.jpgincorrectly labelled XYZ corner, this image shows thoughts about using brackets
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XYZ bolted corner frameimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:XYZ_whole_frame_with_ICF.jpglooking at building a frame quickly to support a roof and then wrap it in CEBs - this idea is created using the same corner as the machines
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extend corners on XYZ for to attach future additionshttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152632177811562&set=p.10152632177811562&type=1&theateralso shows a framed floor sitting on the lower, horizontal members of the XYZ
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3D CAD Files from Process Work
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Microhouse v1 as-built sketchup filesketchupskphttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Microhouse_v1.skpfile contains accurately dimensioned 3d CAD for construction of MicroHouse v1
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initial thoughts on framing structures - sketchup filesketchupskphttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH_2_thoughts.skplooked at framing for posts and beams and rafters or wikihouse roof system
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image for above fileimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH_2_thoughts.jpgimage for above file
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window and door frames as structure - sketchup filesketchupskphttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Microhouse_2_Window_Door_supports.skpeven the nay-sayers on Facebook appreciated this idea :)
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image for above fileimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH_2_-_Window-Door_as_Structure.jpgimage for above file
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XYZ corner frame with ICF - sketchup filesketchupskphttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH_2_XYZ_cube_w_ICF.skpshows how the XYZ bolted 4x4 steel frame could nest inside an ICF for a pouring and framing in the same day
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image for above fileimagejpghttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:XYZ_whole_frame_with_ICF.jpgimage for above file
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MicroHouse 2 design process with foundation and roof ideassketchupskphttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Microhouse_v2_process.skpexplorations of foundation for all six modules and the simplest way possible for the roofs to come together
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MH 2 clean model for detail designsketchup 13skphttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH_2_clean_for_detail_design_13.skpcleaned up model for modules 1 and 2 and exploration of window frame detail of to the side
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window module detail explorationsketchup 13skphttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:Window_detail_exploration13.skpdetails explored for making the window module fit better with insulation, siding and trim
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final adjustments rough draftsketchup 13skphttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH_2_Rough_Final_v13.skpfile used for working out the final design details of MH 2
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schematic design for module 3sketchup 13skphttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH_2_mod_3_design_SKP13.skpNOTE: I would not take dimensions from this model. It is simply a schematic overview of one way to frame it that I used to make a materials order.
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3D CAD Final Fileshttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/3D_CAD_Design
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MH 2 FINAL DOOR MODULE sketchup 13skphttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH2_-_Door_Module_SKPv13.skp
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MH 2 FINAL WINDOW MODULEsketchup 13skphttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH_2_-_Window_Module_SKPv13.skp
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MH 2 SKETCHUP MODEL USED FOR INSTRUCTIONSsketchup 13skphttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/File:MH_2_Final_for_Workshop_SKPv13.skpThis is the "final" sketchup model - used to make the Dozuki instructions and to reference during the build - does not have siding or wood trim.
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2D CADhttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/2D_CAD_Design
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functional diagramhttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Functional_Concept
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3D Assembly Animationhttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/3D_Assembly_Animation
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Conversion of Sketchup Layers into Build Sequencehttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Sketchup_Layers_to_Build_Sequence
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Sketchup to Instructionalhttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Sketchup_to_Animation_Protocol
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conversion of Sketchup to rendered animationstake a sketchup file and convert into Blender for manipulation into an animation
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DESIGN COLLABORATIONProtocolFormatFile TypeLink
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#DELIVERABLE
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Foundation Design Review (by Marcin)https://docs.google.com/a/opensourceecology.org/drawings/d/1KycugwRcpMHTPVFkjSByMKum_orM2GxGYV8EAQI6IXo/editMarcin's comments on foundation design - 5 points need addressing
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3D CAD REVIEWhttp://opensourceecology.org/wiki/3D_CAD_Review
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