Chinese University Students Build a Phone Controlled Home

Posted by Greg | December 6, 2010  |  No Comment

A few crazy/awesome Chinese university students recently built a home out of a shipping container, and rigged it to be completely remote controlled. Not really anything new…only the remote control is a Nokia N8 (not to be mistaken with the H8er phone)! It took them about three months to complete the whole project, and cost them a total of 120,000 RMB (~US $18,000). How pissed would you be if you lived in there and lost that phone?

The container only has about 9 square meters of floor space, but somehow these evil geniuses were able to fit in everything from a shower to a dining area. It also comes topped off with a small wind turbine that’s able to generate power for the home’s systems. Obviously the most impressive thing about the home is the automatic system, which is controlled via Wi-Fi using the Nokia N8. The app that controls the home’s systems combines 8600 lines of code, adding to the impressiveness of completing the project in only 3 months! Hey students, I’ve seen 2001 Space Odyssey. Bit of advice…if a mellow sounding computer voice with a Finnish accent starts calling you Dave, run.

Check out the HD photos here!

Sources: Youku via Cloned In China





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