Making a Shipping Container Hideout from Watch Dogs 1 in Real Life
By 5 days ago
I've got this crazy idea that's grabbed me and won't let go. I'm going to buy a couple of shipping containers and make a home exactly like the hideouts in Watch_Dogs.
I'm going to use my engineering degree to tinker the living daylights out of this thing. Here are my main ideas:
Like in the video game, I want full stealth. I plan on having a sliding container door on the outside, no handles or keyholes, and set it up for total remote operation. This company has a motor controller that seems perfect for what I need: wireless control via remote, Bluetooth, and wifi. Who knows, maybe I can piggyback on those options and rig up even more entry methods like biometrics or a keypad.
I'm planning to arrange two containers like an "S" Tetris piece, have one container for living, and the other for parking. Here's the twist: The parking container will incorporate a car elevator and stairway to an underground area beneath the whole thing where I'll keep my utilities (water, electricity) and charge my electric car.
I want a glass roof with a rolling shutter on the outside that can be closed to adjust the amount of light. I'd line the beams between the windows with LEDs.
I'll incorporate air conditioning, and the vent will lead out to a hinged outer panel that can be closed in the winter.
Off-grid electricity, I'm thinking of solar panels on the garage container. Also, geothermal heating/cooling.
But I need ideas that'll make this thing even better. Building techniques, technological features, architectural features, lay some wild shit on me, guys and gals. What would you put in a secret sci-fi spy/hacker hideout? Shoot for the moon, nothing's too crazy.