Monthly Archives: January 2012

Left Structural Members Done

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Finally got the left wall structural members cut and installed (they bear the weight of the monitors and provide something to tie the wall frame to). 

I already cut a piece for the right side basically mirroring the left side but it isn’t installed yet. 

I changed the orientation of the top center monitor to landscape at some point and I had to move done overhead structural members around… The idea was to widen the interior slightly to match newer blueprints that came my way!

Wasted Wood

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Trying to measure the lengths for these multi-angle cuts has wasted time and two 2×4’s. I think I have the hang of it now and after I restock my supplies I will be moving swiftly along with the interior support beams for the side windows/monitors (pink) and the interior wall framing to follow that.

Venus?

One of the marketing angles we are pursuing is education. Our initial reaction was to provide a Mars experience in the simulator since that is the most prospective place for future colonization. One drawback is that we are lacking technology to render the planet from orbit which would require additional LOE.

Venus is the only other planet anywhere near the habitable distance from the sun. We have been having talks this week to consider Venus.

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Imagine yourself 3000 feet under water inside an oven on self-clean and you can appreciate the picture above.

Because if the density at the ground level and the calm surface wind landing will be a cinch.  The thick cloud cover is compatible with our rendering engine. There is plenty of atomic hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen if you have immense power sources.

But why are we there? Is it feasible to have surface, subterranean, tethered or buoyant structures of any purpose?

A Brisk Morning

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Me and the kids went out to secure the tarp again after the cold front moved through.

Started the framing for the interior side walls. Lots of calculations because of the angles. Complicated by the amount of space the LCD monitors take up. Going slow but hoping to cut a piece of wood this weekend!