Basically each of these could be a Maslow in the horizontal configuration, but they could be a lot closer together in the vertical direction. If we’re using something like a shipping container or a van then the sides of the container or the van should work to anchor the belts.
In the back of a van you could stack 5 or 6 vertically to cut 5 or 6 sheets at the same time.
It’s very much more of a thought experiment than a well thought out idea, but what you said reminded me of it. I’m not totally sure it’s a practical idea.
Right, I think that is a great point. We would have to solve that somehow. This is just a random idea, not a clear plan. I’m not even sure that if we could solve all the technical issues that it would be that useful.
Having a van that drives around and makes things is cool as an idea, but why not just make the things in a building and then put them in the van to go where they are needed?
I was actually thinking along the lines of getting them into jurisdictions that would have trouble with regular shipments. For example, if an intermodal container full of these things was shipped up the Danube to Liberland, it could probably be of great utility.
The Liberland project makes for such interesting creative imaginings. How can we build without infrastructure? What kinds of turnkey technologies can help a new nation bootstrap itself into viability? And so on…