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by axolotl
Sun May 20, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Generator circuit question
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Generator circuit question

Suppose you had several different devices being directly powered by the same manually cranked or pedaled (or wind blown, etc...) DC generator. For a simple example- not an actual project- say you have 5 10-watt lightbulbs , and the generator can put out anything from 0-50 watts depending on how fast...
by axolotl
Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: 2007: Sausage is the new Bacon!
Replies: 55
Views: 24351

Soy bacon.

Organic soy bacon.
by axolotl
Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Quonset shelters?
Replies: 48
Views: 13294

Thanks...

http://www.burningman.com/art_of_burningman/ammonite_gallery.html That looks a lot better than what I was thinking of making. And the zig-zag ribs hadn't occured to me, but it would probably be stronger that way. I thought of solving the inflexible tarp problem by hooking the corners of each sheet ...
by axolotl
Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Quonset shelters?
Replies: 48
Views: 13294

:idea:

Like? A 300 ft. bonnngggg, maaaaaaan.

Woah.
by axolotl
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Quonset shelters?
Replies: 48
Views: 13294

Has anyone tried doing something like this?

Image Image Image

(& did it work?)
by axolotl
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Glowies, Blinkies, UVies & Other Illuminations
Replies: 845
Views: 220016

Who has played with those CCFL blacklights?

If you have, do you recommend them? I've seen cheap ones on eBay and elsewhere. They are 8 or 12 inches long and marketed for casemod geeks. I'm wondering how effective they would be to light a structure or vehicle that was covered in fluorescent paint or fabric. About how far away will they make it...
by axolotl
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A couple of first-timer questions. . .
Replies: 62
Views: 11188

prescription goggles

I found some well-made & nice looking prescription swim goggles that can be had for $30 , shipping included. The lenses only come in .5 increments, but you can have different strengths for each eye. Fit is very good around the eyes, but the strap is a bit tight even fully extended. (Or maybe I just ...
by axolotl
Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: First and Last Burn
Replies: 30
Views: 9980

...

Image
by axolotl
Sat Nov 18, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Gears for kinetic scuplture?
Replies: 17
Views: 2895

I love those wooden peg gear mechanisms, and I have a kinetic sculpture mechanism floating around in my head that uses them. If they're good enough for Leonardo, they're good enough for me... The problem I'm stuck on is a wooden escapement to go with them. Perhaps "escapement" is not the exact term ...
by axolotl
Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: May I assume generators are right out next year?
Replies: 91
Views: 46475

I personally think that the art themes in general are lame and trite and exist to be broken, and that the idea of trying to make Burning Man environmentally responsible is both unnecessary and a lost cause from the beginning. So- that makes this a bit of a troll thread. The difference, I hope, from ...
by axolotl
Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: May I assume generators are right out next year?
Replies: 91
Views: 46475

May I assume generators are right out next year?

Well? It just seems to me like if the theme of the event is GREEN, you can't make something that's powered by a gas engine. At least, I couldn't and not feel like a total dick. So in 2007 it's going to be all about the homemade wind turbines, solar battery chargers, and battery-cages of manacled nak...
by axolotl
Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Glowies, Blinkies, UVies & Other Illuminations
Replies: 845
Views: 220016

What kind of lifespan are people getting on individually powered LEDs?

I mean, just stuck directly onto a low-drain 3V lithium button battery, one battery per light.

Can they stay lit all week?
by axolotl
Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:20 am
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: David Best
Replies: 8
Views: 3104

diane o'thirst wrote:Mark Greive is doing the Temple of Hope this year.
:idea:
Will there be a Temple of Fear?
by axolotl
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Your job.
Replies: 75
Views: 13252

Re: Your job.

I don't have the money to go this year anyway. :( My brother just tossed some mail in my door, and it was a form letter from the IRS saying that they owe me- no, that wasn't a typo- they owe me $249.00 for 2004 and my new refund check is in the mail. That's gotta be some kind of... omen? Add that t...
by axolotl
Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Your job.
Replies: 75
Views: 13252

Your job.

Most people have to work. Most jobs do not allow you to disappear for a week for no reason at all; and most employers do not consider "to dress up like a clown and go party in the middle of desert" a good enough reason. All the tens of thousands of you who are going this year have necessarily found ...
by axolotl
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Art concept in need of electrical engineering assistance
Replies: 13
Views: 5809

I've been thinking some more about this. Think I am still going to go low-tech for this year for financial reasons, but I can at least get it planned out for later... There would be more than 10 units, I'm actually thinking of more than 100... And I want them all to be interchangeable so it can scal...
by axolotl
Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:27 am
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Art concept in need of electrical engineering assistance
Replies: 13
Views: 5809

Oh, I don't need any -physical- help, I was just looking for people who could suggest general approaches and specific components, and whom I could bug with technical questions when it inevitably failed to work right. Anyway; I think I have to put this project on hold for some other year, because it ...
by axolotl
Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Art concept in need of electrical engineering assistance
Replies: 13
Views: 5809

Already a subscriber- I think I will build a couple of the wind turbines in the current issue, to power LED lights at night.
I'll try asking on their forum, though, since there haven't been any responses here. Thanks...
by axolotl
Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Art concept in need of electrical engineering assistance
Replies: 13
Views: 5809

Art concept in need of electrical engineering assistance

I have an idea for an art project but I don't yet have the technical knowledge to make it happen- or even to determine whether it would be doable. It's something that requires pretty advanced knowledge of electronic components, but I can't just look it up somewhere because I would not using them in ...
by axolotl
Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Earth anchor?
Replies: 11
Views: 4183

OUT
Screw anchors

IN
Orbital Tethers

:D
by axolotl
Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: A Sept 11th experiment "Trough & Beam"
Replies: 93
Views: 63209

"One should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything" Quite true, but here is another one to keep in mind: "When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." Which is more believeable? ...
by axolotl
Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: 2006 Theme
Topic: 2006 theme: Hope and Fear ... JUST SAY NO!
Replies: 39
Views: 18461

BURN IT TO THE GROUND.

http://www.devildead.com/donniedarko/donniedarko06.jpg Son... DO YOU SEE THIS? This is an Anger Prisoner. A textbook example. DO YOU SEE THE FEAR, PEOPLE? This boy is scared to death of the truth. Son, it breaks my heart to say this, but I believe you are a very troubled and confused young man. I b...

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