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by photon
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp near folks without generators 8:15/G
Replies: 22
Views: 1372

Re: Camp near folks without generators 8:15/G

We'll be coming in with the public Sunday evening so doubtful we'll figure things out till the morning but I should probably be more optimistic. Typically lots of people coming in and everyone looking for their ideal spot with a bit of excitement and road weariness and big spaces become rare in a hu...
by photon
Sun Jul 28, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp near folks without generators 8:15/G
Replies: 22
Views: 1372

Re: Camp near folks without generators 8:15/G

Alright, strange love and T-bucks hit me up offline and let's do it. Thanks for the nudge Trilo, one of these years I may register it as a theme camp but overall we'd like to keep it loose enough so nobody has to be "in charge" (except for the batteries). I don't plan on coming up with any "master p...
by photon
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Camp near folks without generators 8:15/G
Replies: 22
Views: 1372

Camp near folks without generators 8:15/G

Does anyone want to camp near 8:15 and G somewhere and put as many people without generators as possible in the area with us? We have a camp of about 20 something folks and our rule has always been no funkin generators. I bring quite a large solar system and can charge your small gadgets and of cour...
by photon
Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Inverters
Replies: 13
Views: 1645

Re: Inverters and no flippin generators

Have not been on the Eplaya for awhile but you were wondering where the "solar people" are so here is one. In the cheaper but reliable category you should consider the Samlex line of pure sine wave inverters. The make mod sine too but basically the true sine should be found for about .40 cents a wat...
by photon
Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: Lets start a solar power collective for next year
Replies: 13
Views: 2446

Panels from Amazon?

Before getting to "Gung Ho" on purchasing a bunch of panels from China consider trying to look here in the US. Believe it or not Amazon is not the best place to purchase solar panels. Current prices can be found from internet lowballers in the $2.75-$3.50 a watt range and come from manufacturers tha...
by photon
Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Solar Power Systems
Replies: 25
Views: 5037

Solar Power

Try Sierra Solar Systems! www.sierrasolar.com They live with the equipment they sell and know what does and what does not work. Beware of some of the info given out on these pages. There is no way that you will get 12 hours of sun out there. More like 6 full sun hours at 1000 watts per square meter ...
by photon
Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LCD projector and screen recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 3776

LCD Projectors

Thanks Stuart, more valuable information. When you say white nylon curtain sheers work very well for RP but they will get dusty and have to be cleaned just what does cleaning them involve. Beating the screen with a stick? Shop vac? Also, the boxes you had frutration with- did it use a piece of glass...
by photon
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LCD projector and screen recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 3776

lcd projector and screen recommendations

wow, thanks. projection 101 was quite informative. the formula for deriving ideal light intensity over a given area is quite useful. i intend to run slideshows of fairly low res images so realistically i'm thinking i'm not bringing my own laptop. knew that from the get go but still would like to use...
by photon
Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LCD projector and screen recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 3776

lcd projector and screen recommendations

thanks for the great info bigbluedoggy. when you say 10' you are referring to a diagonal measurement right? will a projector with a DVI input for my laptop produce a better image if i were to use my laptop? does the unit need to be on the centerline of the screen or can it be projected upwards at a ...
by photon
Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: firsthand experiences with asthma?
Replies: 20
Views: 4000

asthma on the playa

almost forgot-petrol fumes. that is the one thing that can become overwhelming out on the playa at times. art cars, shitty little single person scooters minibikes can be aplenty at times. generators on the sides of artcars as well. usually easy too distance yourself if needed and is certainly an avo...
by photon
Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: firsthand experiences with asthma?
Replies: 20
Views: 4000

asthma on the playa

i've had asthma since i was 10 and i'm now 32. quite bad for the first years almost dying a couple of times and now bounce back and forth usually under control but sometimes more uncomfortable than i'd like. allergic to almost everything but certainly grasses, pollens and other allergens found in na...
by photon
Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How do I know when to refill my lead-acid battery?
Replies: 18
Views: 3238

battery care

One of the best ways to break up sulfation-charge it! Chronic undercharging and leaving it in a discharged state is the biggest issue most should have to deal with. An ordinary charger usuallly will not do the job. One specifically for deep cycle batteries like an Iota DLS charger (just don't go ove...
by photon
Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: LCD projector and screen recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 3776

LCD projector and screen recommendations

greetings, in the process of sorting out a projector to display some cool images during the burn. as you may or may not know there are a shitload of them on ebay and about. i'd like to have to not spend more than $1500 bucks as i think it may get abused on the playa. i intend on building it into a b...
by photon
Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: BM Virgin Needs Advice On Type Of Battery Power To Use
Replies: 3
Views: 899

DC/AC Loads on battery

Don't forget too that battery discharge rates are not always as it may seem. If you have say a 65 amp hour battery in reality you should not consider it to be any more than 52 amp hours. One deep cycle is removing 80% of capacity and then charging back up. You ALWAYS want to leave that last 20%. Dip...
by photon
Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Grip Clips... Experiences?
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

grip clips

yes, i have a bag of the heavy duty grip clips by sheltersystems that i bring to save our camp from the brink of destruction every year. they have paid for themselves over and over again. i typically use aluminet for our main shade cloth but everyone else in our camp usually bring tarps and the grip...
by photon
Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: Need Wood? I have some to give away. You pick up.
Replies: 1
Views: 1806

Wood in Auburn

Where you moving to in Grass Valley? If no one will take you up on the offer I'll make sure it heats a burner's home next year. Though Auburn is on the way to BM I'm sure someone will take you up on the offer. Glad to hear you're getting outta Auburn, hope GV treats you well.
by photon
Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: Sound Tribe Sector 9 @ Burning Man
Replies: 14
Views: 5886

Zero 7 @ Burningman

Funk yeah, Zero 7 at Burningman. How did you know exactly what was on my mind? Damn Reverb, I just overcame the addiction of this thought. And they'll play for at least an hour longer than the set last June in SF right? And, both Tina and Sia will both be all free lovin on me too. Singing beauty int...
by photon
Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: BamBOO!
Replies: 8
Views: 1852

Bamboo

A couple years back the "Yellow Solar Seed" group constructed a bad-ass dome out of bamboo. It did have it's problems though, I believe it destructed itself after a day with help from the wind. they ended up reducing it's size to roughly a 30' diameter dome and utilizing a lot of duct tape. Still, o...

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