Martin Christian Baier
Symbionts Lab is a new open source startup focussing its work in affordable, renewable and sustainable energy for everyone. With a first demonstrator – a parabolic mirror dish – the way towards a decentralized future energy net was opened. Using mainly discarded objects to test and proove the abilities of circular economies, it was possible with the help of the studio, the workshops and their masters at UdK and the profound knowledge and ideas of the DIY community in the world wide web to build a working prototype which successfully concentrates solar energy.
Turning a satellite dish into a parabolic mirror is obvious and could repeated thousands of times. The lightweight and minimal mechanic system of the updgraded satellite dish will not change the impression of our citys but they will recieve a glittering finish, finally with a purpose. These new reattached mirrors could turn the existing dead hulls into “living” facades as they follow the path of the sun and have a desired metabolism.
I think the process of upcycling outdated things and obtaining a reasonable surplus of energy (in any form) out of it could named symbiosis, which leds to the title of the project.
Process of making Symbiont #1
Technical drawings & files Symbiont #1