Construction teams will be hard at work between games in New Unity. These are the build and development projects that have been green-lighted (please note that this does not mean they will be completed in a week):
Simple windmill. This will drive the water pump and a mechanical agitator for the purification vat. We'll still need to add limestone from time to time and someone is going to have to check on it, but it should reduce the amount of human labor needed to ensure a consistent supply of water. This is mainly Jo's project.
Jackalope husbandry. We'll be building the equivalent of large rabbit hutches, and we'll need support from a couple of the biology/zoology types to determine things like what these little buggers eat and what kind of habitat we need to mimic. These will be raised off the ground so the critters can't burrow out. This is Ivan's project with some assistance from other builders.
In the same vein, we're going to be constructing live-traps so we can start farming these things. Fister is taking the lead on that, with Ivan in assistance to jury-rig his initial design. Once we test it, we can refine it and make it better and (hopefully) more resilient.
Fishnets. This is more a thing for the survivalists in the group, but we think the whipgrass cant be twisted into cord and woven into lightweght cast-nets (similar to the Polynesian throw-nets). Anyone who wants to try some of this work and has the necessary skills please speak up.
Rope. Following on to that, Ivan is going to try to build a small hand-cranked rope-making machine to do two things: first, it will speed up production of the light rope we currently use and second, it will hopefully allow the production of a heavier rope (2.5-5 cm).
Light oil. Brodie 64 is the lead on this: we're trying to expeller-press oil from yams and possibly other sources to use in hydraulics. Chemistry and distillation experts are invited to weigh in on this.
As you can see, there's a LOT going on here. Please feel free to jump in wherever you are skilled and wish to assist.