Ray Cecil wrote: I am an automation machine designer. I want to live a sustainable lifestyle. I also want to contribute my skills. If you could have 1 machine designed that would move the sustainable lifestyle forward, what machine would that be?
Give me ideas!! I want to help bring sustainable living into the mainstream!! Anything I can do that makes permaculture, or sustainable building construction easier, cheaper or less labor intensive!! I'm not looking to get rich, I just want to contribute and need practical advise from someone who has been there and said "man I wish I had a machine to do __blank__."
I use Solidworks, Inventor and AutoCAD. I have machine design experience, firearms design experience and robotics experience.
Somebody SLAP ME!!
R Scott wrote:There are a lot of things that need the Goldilocks machine--you have a solution by hand (fine for a"feel good" fake reduce your footprint spa workshop) or a half million dollar machine to do it industrial scale, but nothing for the homestead scale.
vegetable oil press for making fuel (or food).
sorghum/cane press for sugar
material sifter--needed for compost and cob.
planters and seeders for bigger than hand planting but not doing 40 acre fields
Harvesters for the same scale
I got this tall by not having enough crisco in my diet as a kid. This ad looks like it had plenty of shortening:
A rocket mass heater is the most sustainable way to heat a conventional homehttp://woodheat.net