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by robotland
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Return of The Poop About GOOP
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Return of The Poop About GOOP

the Magilla On Gorilla! just played with CLEAR Gorilla Glue.... Sets up faster than the regular stuff, which is nice. dries kinda whitish, like "squeeze out" on Elmer's White Glue. HOT TIP: after dispensing, wipe tip with a DRY rag and squeeze air out of bottle before capping....this stuff...
by robotland
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Return of The Poop About GOOP
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Return of The Poop About GOOP

Although I failed to land a ticket in today's scramble I DO have designs on attending this year after having taken a year off...with that in mind I am reviving the thread about that indispensable gluey miracle, GOOP adhesive. Also known as Shoe Goo, it is marketed in different formulations for RV re...
by robotland
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Gifts/Swag
Replies: 28
Views: 1759

Re: Gifts/Swag

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h76/madmather13/de43ce1b-74f1-465f-90d2-3cea8cb1c142_zps7d083991.jpg Need help on what to do. Could I please get some votes on these? I'm planing to do a design for 200 dog tags and feedback would be much appreciated. Option One is, hands-down, a KNOCKOUT- I LOVE t...
by robotland
Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Traditional Last-Minute New Projects (and tunes)
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Traditional Last-Minute New Projects (and tunes)

.....I can't help it! I NEVER learn! But it DOES speak to the level of enthusiasm I always feel. Although I could have posted this to the General Discussion list if I REALLY wanted the greatest possible number of responses, Q&A is my home turf from wayyyy back....(BTW- GOOP Adhesive is good- get...
by robotland
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: Lakes of Fire 2012 - IT WAS ON FIRE WHEN WE GOT HERE!
Replies: 35
Views: 4732

Re: Lakes of Fire 2012 - IT WAS ON FIRE WHEN WE GOT HERE!

Well Done, Everyone! We tore the cover off of another Lakes Of Fire! Great effigy and subsequent burn thereof, some great big art, entertaining and interactive theme camps and ONE HELLUVA LOT OF PARTICIPATION. Our volunteers made this the best year EVER.

*swelling with pride*
by robotland
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Attaching elwire to sheet metal
Replies: 18
Views: 2200

Re: Attaching elwire to sheet metal

As observed, GOOP is the Fritz Schnitzel for EL projects...but I'll vouch for the fishline method too- Three square knots keeps it from untying. UV light rapidly degrades fishline, zipstrips and other plasticky things, so put your knots where shade is maximal and check for MOOP. Although it costs mo...
by robotland
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Art supplies, functional usage thereof
Replies: 18
Views: 1662

Re: Art supplies, functional usage thereof

Best art supply EVER? GOOP adhesive. Trust me!
by robotland
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3000
Views: 324463

Re: Rest In Peace

"Where do we come from? The dust. Where do we go to? The grave."

Goodbye Ray. It was a great pleasure to have met you...sorry that the musical version of Fahrenheit 451 wasn't so good.
by robotland
Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: A question about solar lights
Replies: 16
Views: 2891

Re: A question about solar lights

Regardless of what lights you choose I would suggest either a manual (on/off) system or timer so that you can fine-tune the turn-on time. With a maze, especially a two-story one, you want to make sure the lights are where they're needed starting in the shadowy dusk hour. Lots of LED lights are so da...
by robotland
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Phiber Optic Phun
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Phiber Optic Phun

I love the Habitat For Humanity ReStore....but their dumpster is even better! For some reason they decided that the big spool of multistrand fiber optic cable that they threw in there wouldn't be something I'd drop good money for in the store....mine now, for free, and I get Landfill Hero points! I ...
by robotland
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ
Replies: 591
Views: 43606

Re: Burning Man 2012 Tickets FAQ

Whew! Took a few minutes for that registration tab to appear....but the overall process didn't hurt much FWIW. And now I wait.
by robotland
Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fresh Roads- escaping I-80
Replies: 19
Views: 2276

Re: Fresh Roads- escaping I-80

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/blog/memorial-shoe-tree/


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!


Rats. It WAS that one. Maybe there's a new one closer to Delta now!
by robotland
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:59 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fresh Roads- escaping I-80
Replies: 19
Views: 2276

Re: Fresh Roads- escaping I-80

ygmir wrote:There's another shoe tree, along hwy 50 in Utah, west of "Delta" I think.
I stopped and took pics on my trip to CO a few weeks ago.


Ah! THAT is the one that I remember....on the way to Eureka, west of Delta. Hard to imagine why someone would BOTHER cutting THAT one down!
by robotland
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fresh Roads- escaping I-80
Replies: 19
Views: 2276

Re: Fresh Roads- escaping I-80

Hey Robot land, you've driven I70 from Denver to Utah before? I agree, I70 is way prettier than I80, thats for sure! For those of us living in Denver, the extra cost and time makes I70 not worth it. But we can also shoot over to Grand Junction or Moab anytime we feel like. well, technically ....I w...
by robotland
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fresh Roads- escaping I-80
Replies: 19
Views: 2276

Re: Fresh Roads- escaping I-80

I as well plan to change my routing this year, but will do it on the way back as we have an extra week off after the burn, and the route you suggested is what we plan on using for the most part. Your trip on 50 last year inspired me to check it out this year. We plan on camping at either Great Basi...
by robotland
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: 2011 Theme Camps
Topic: Playawaste Raiders.
Replies: 71
Views: 3298

Re: Playawaste Raiders.

I'm hungry now. Which I find profoundly disturbing.
by robotland
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: epoxy to glue sole back on boots?
Replies: 29
Views: 11338

Re: epoxy to glue sole back on boots?

You need to follow the directions then. E6000(which is WAY better than any of the GOOPs) is holding my girlfriend's workshoes together just fine, and she is a busy little waitress. It is holding her fave playa boots together also, many years and still... Goop is crap, go with E6000(avail at Walmart...
by robotland
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fresh Roads- escaping I-80
Replies: 19
Views: 2276

Re: Fresh Roads- escaping I-80

Plenty to see, lots of scenic overlooks. Eastbound time lapse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m4Xhd0qGVk WHHHEEEEEeeeeee! extra fun if you watch with your arms over your head! I laughed to also see a clip called "I-80 through Nebraska- Please Kill Me". I feel their pain, and even plan my...
by robotland
Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Fresh Roads- escaping I-80
Replies: 19
Views: 2276

Fresh Roads- escaping I-80

Last year I took "The Loneliest Road", I-50, through Nevada and over to Reno to visit Twin City Surplus and load up on supplies instead of my traditional straight shot on '80...("go 2000 miles, turn right") I really liked the change of scenery and plan to take a bigger detour THI...
by robotland
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Cell Phone coverage
Replies: 99
Views: 8587

Re: Cell Phone coverage

oneeyeddick wrote:If you see someone using a cellphone and it outrages you, you should turn your head the other direction and look at the shirtcocker standing behind you instead.


NOTE TO SELF: Remove Pants Before Using Phone....Embrace ONE tether to the default world, discard ANOTHER. Balance Achieved!
by robotland
Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarp material advice needed...
Replies: 15
Views: 1580

Re: Tarp material advice needed...

A freind wanted a temp shade for her horse and insisted on using blue tarp. Lasted about 20 minutes before the grommets ripped out and the noise scarred the hell out of the horse. Good! If it had lasted much longer, she'd have needed to start digging a BIG hole. Blue tarp can kill grass in 20 minut...
by robotland
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Dome ID?
Replies: 17
Views: 1523

Re: Dome ID?

That many years in Michigan.....maybe. Playa adds years to materials in a week's time! My 2x4's open up, my aluminum cyclops mask is too hot to handle.... Beers go from US to UK temp in about 30 seconds. (Babble Filter On) I'd suspect "vintage materials" out there, especially as a BurnPup....
by robotland
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:27 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Rebar, Candy Cane, Tent Stake "How To" & WARN
Replies: 19
Views: 8421

Re: Re:

Stuffed animals, tennis balls, beer cans etc will be of little comfort to the poor sap that falls on a stick of rebar and froths and gurgles through a sucking chest wound. It's a matter of time I suppose. Well the drunken sap should not have been messing around my tent like that. Wasn't something l...
by robotland
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Rebar, Candy Cane, Tent Stake "How To" & WARN
Replies: 19
Views: 8421

Re: Rebar, Candy Cane, Tent Stake "How To" & WARN

If you're as fortunate as I am to have a surplus-tarp-Chinese tool-flea market type place nearby, look for precut rebar stakes with washer-loops welded on. Nice! Still need to be capped, and I also spraypaint all of my rebar stakes with a durable, high-visibility paint to help combat rust and make '...
by robotland
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: A Beginner's Guide to El-Wire
Replies: 37
Views: 27611

Re: A Beginner's Guide to El-Wire

One more thing about EL wire and other blinky rigs....Be certain that your battery packs are tightly secured. Playa dust likes to eat batteries, and morning condensation compounds the problem. Also, you do NOT want to MOOP batteries and battery-compartment covers onto the playa. Tape 'em up if you c...
by robotland
Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarp material advice needed...
Replies: 15
Views: 1580

Re: Tarp material advice needed...

I won't buy anything but the heavy silver tarps. Still have some that I brought to playa in '03 and they've held up perfectly, except for @#!! mice eating 'em back home over the winter. Of the regularly available tarps, I recommend these (the tarps, not the mice) over all. And use several small ones...
by robotland
Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:00 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Costume & Crafting Help
Replies: 2064
Views: 154249

Re: Costume & Crafting Help

You can probably pick up a "utility belt" from Twin Cities Surplus in Reno. Gawd, I love that place.
by robotland
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Knots for holding crap down
Replies: 24
Views: 1478

Re: Knots for holding crap down

My favorite is the Sea Fit Knot.....throw a few loops around it an' "sea 'fit holds".

*rim shot*

...I'm there all week. try the bacon. tip your rangers.
by robotland
Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: seeking folding plastic "carpet"
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: seeking folding plastic "carpet"

MOOP ALERT! If those folding carpets are like the roll-up type you can buy at World Market, made from recycled polyprop and patterned like Persian rugs and other such things, then you need to know that they break down in sunlight after the very first exposure and leave little scraps of plastic every...
by robotland
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Newb question: Ultimate backpack/bag? Fanny pack? Need input
Replies: 54
Views: 10608

Re: Newb question: Ultimate backpack/bag? Fanny pack? Need i

I'm working on The Personal Trailer Project- basically a tow-behind-yer-bike kid carrier with a decent welded frame and pneumatic tires that I intend to add sockets to for PVC pipe, as well as a small cooler and maybe battery compartment for Anti-Darkwad Nighttime Compliance...It also works just 'bi...

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