[Pod #001]:

[Pod #001]:
[Pod #001] is a dwelling, which can connect with other dwellings. Right now it is connected with a floating dwelling.
[Pod #001] is constructed from birch plywood. The roof, doors and windows are made of transparent polycarbonate. The roof is constructed as a funnel that channels rain water into a connected tank. From this tank, tubes run to other tanks that contain plants. In this way, the water collector functions as a part of an irrigation system. The transparent surface makes it possible for [Pod #001] to produce passive solar heating. Wood was chosen since its temperature is stable. The building methods used for the [Extension Module #001] are a combination of those used in constructing wood boats, furniture, and caravans. The round monocrystalline silicon solar cells are integrated into some of the windows.




In addition to solar cells in [Pod #001] the sun is used for passive solar heating, where the heat is conducted to an adjacent dwelling. [Pod #001] can be used as a green house.


The voltage from a single solar cell is low. By serially connecting the solar cells, a higher level of voltage can be achieved. This is why solar cells are connected in modules often consisting of 36 or 72 solar cells, which in turn often have a voltage level of 12 to 24 volt direct current. In [Pod #001] there is a battery that is connected to the solar cells. The battery delivers energy, for example, to a water pump and to day light lamps for the plants.





[Pod #001] with a roof for collecting water, water tank, solar cells and battery.


The roof of [Pod #001] is concave and functions as a funnel to collect rain water.
There is a tube from the roof down to a water tank. In the tank there is filter and a 12 volt water pump in order to circulate the water via tubes.
The water can be used to irrigate [Pedagogical Island] and the plants in [Pod #001].
In the ceiling there are 12 volt daylight lamps that can produce light. The lamps are connected to the battery powered by the solar cells.

In relation to [Pod #001] [Learning Poster #005, Where is the Sun? Gleaning Solar Power] is made.





A socket for 12 volt system. In order not to mistake positive and negative nodes, the pins on the plug and socket have different sizes.



Learning Book #002, [Connecting Systems], Learning Site, 2007


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