This invention is inspired by Home Towers by nomocrow. I thought
was such a good idea I just had to steal it. Well maybe it was
more like a spin off. But [no] if this invention
makes the big bucks Ill split it with you. The main difference is in
the implementation and the philosophy.
Home Silo is similar to a farm silo. The walls are made of
plastic with a conveyer belt that moves items to be stored from
ground level to the top. There is a ladder on the side and access
doors are placed at various highs to allow for random access.
Here is the unique part. Your items to be stored are placed in a
clear plastic bin that is slightly smaller than the inside dimensions
the silo and has a rubber lip around it. When the bin is full it is
placed on the conveyer, sent up, the top opens and the bin is
dropped in, but because of the rubber lip and the exact fit it
slides down on top of the previous stored bin with no damage to
Since the items are stored in chronological order if you remember
when you put it in or last accessed it, its probably toward the top
and if you dont its probable near the bottom. The clear plastic
sides and the side doors allow you to retrieve items from any
One additional feature is when the last bin is put in on top a
triggers the lowest bin to be removed and automatically put out
with the trash. The rational being that if you havent used the
in it by then you probably dont need it and if you looked at it you
would probably want to keep it.