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A 6 foot wide guillotine

posted Oct 3, 2011, 5:01 AM by Fatih Oncul

A 6 foot wide guillotine would work. Side supports are 6'equilateral 2x4 triangles, and a 6' wide window  sash would be nailed between the triangles. The blade would go up and down within the sash,attached to a cable and raised by a hand crank, released when the wire is in place.The latch would be a single 7' rod with a handle on 1 side that rests in 2 holes drilled at either side of the top of the rectangle, It goes through an eye hook attached to the blade,Pull the rod back out of the eye hook and the blade is released. The blade could be a 6' long piece of T-bar sharpened and attached to a 6' long 2x4. The blade could be weighted on top with sandbags or small cans filled with sand or rubble. The bottom of the sash should be grooved to accept the blade but not the blade's 2x4.

Marsha Bryant
marshabryant@gmail.com

Ideas from Architecture Students

posted Oct 1, 2011, 11:36 AM by Fatih Oncul   [ updated Oct 28, 2011, 7:33 AM by Jacob David ]

Below are various propositions from architecture students about the rubble-house project.
Special thanks to Prof. Ed Akins and his ARCH 3011 students.

Click on the thumbnails below to enlarge.  PDF versions are also attached to the bottom of this post.

Submitted by: Antonio Alfieri

Submitted by: Vicky Chavez


Conceptual Drawings from CET Students

posted Oct 1, 2011, 10:58 AM by Fatih Oncul   [ updated Oct 1, 2011, 11:35 AM ]

 

 
 
  

Giant Wire Cutter

posted Aug 25, 2011, 8:15 AM by Fatih Oncul   [ updated Oct 28, 2011, 7:20 AM by Jacob David ]

Here is a great opportunity to use your engineering mechanics and statics skills. At the site, before making wire baskets, workers need to cut welded wire mesh pieces from the main roll. Remember welded wire mesh comes in rolls. Currently, every single wire is cut by a cutter, and it takes time. If you can come up with a giant scissor (or any other simple machine idea) made out of 2X4 wood studs (or something else..) that can cut all the wires along at once that would significantly cut down construction time.

Send your ideas to rubble-house@spsu.edu and we will make sure it gets posted here...




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Another idea recently submitted:

A 6 foot wide guillotine would work. Side supports are 6'equilateral 2x4 triangles, and a 6' wide window  sash would be nailed between the triangles. The blade would go up and down within the sash,attached to a cable and raised by a hand crank, released when the wire is in place.The latch would be a single 7' rod with a handle on 1 side that rests in 2 holes drilled at either side of the top of the rectangle, It goes through an eye hook attached to the blade,Pull the rod back out of the eye hook and the blade is released. The blade could be a 6' long piece of T-bar sharpened and attached to a 6' long 2x4. The blade could be weighted on top with sandbags or small cans filled with sand or rubble. The bottom of the sash should be grooved to accept the blade but not the blade's 2x4.

Marsha Bryant
marshabryant@gmail.com



Idea Forum Launched!

posted Aug 25, 2011, 8:11 AM by Jacob David   [ updated Aug 25, 2011, 8:20 AM ]

Want to get involved in the design and engineering process?
We're trying to get as much feedback from the community to develop better methods for rebuilding economical, sustainable, and "earthquake-proof" homes in Haiti.

If you're interested in addressing a question or have any concerns, please submit your feedback to rubble-house@spsu.edu

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