Tom's Fantastic Floating Home

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Science, Technology Documentary hosted by Vince Pellegrino, published by Channel 4 in 2014 - English narration

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Tom’s Fantastic Floating Home The mind of inventor Tom Lawton is a busy place. He's invented skate bikes, bubble cameras, wind-powered lighting systems and recordable alarm clocks. Now Tom's exploring new ways of living, from cooking and sleeping to entertaining, as he turns an old boat into a dream home. Each invention aims to solve an everyday problem. How can you get a perfect night's sleep? How do you turn a living room into an outside space? How do you water your plants when you're on holiday? Tom takes inspiration from his six-year-old son Barney, and travels round the country meeting like-minded inventors and experiencing other extraordinary examples of engineering.

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Tom tackles the challenges of shelter and security, coming up with an 'all seeing eye' to ward off potential intruders, an armadillo-inspired retractable roof, and a grow & go garden that maintains itself.

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Tom focusses his fertile imagination on the way we cook and eat. Taking inspiration from fellow inventors and feats of engineering, he designs some space-saving pop-up furniture, an indoor-outdoor barbecue to combat the variable British weather, and an aquabike that can be used on land and water.

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Tom works tirelessly to complete his fantastic floating home before taking it for a maiden voyage down river, re-imagining the settee as a star-gazing sofa, bringing light below deck with a fibre optic solar jellyfish, and making an inflatable bed out of tennis balls.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Bitrate: 3200 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Video Resolution: 1280 x 720
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 Kbps VBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 48mins
  • Framerate: 25 FPS
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.05 GB
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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