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by ratkins
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: The 2,240 LED bodysuit v2.0
Replies: 75
Views: 17271

Re: The 2,240 LED bodysuit v2.0

[quote="ratkins"]Dude, you know about the new 5050 SMD RGB LEDs with integrated WS2811 controllers right? Buck a piece or so in quantity from a US distributor, or $50-$60 per 4m roll (60 LEDs/m) direct from China.[/quote] Yeah, but that's about one LED every 1.6cm. While that's much better than the ...
by ratkins
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: The 2,240 LED bodysuit v2.0
Replies: 75
Views: 17271

Re: The 2,240 LED bodysuit v2.0

Dude, you know about the new 5050 SMD RGB LEDs with integrated WS2811 controllers right? Buck a piece or so in quantity from a US distributor, or $50-$60 per 4m roll (60 LEDs/m) direct from China. Join us if you're not already: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups&nomobile=true#!forum/led-ner...
by ratkins
Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: The 2,240 LED bodysuit v2.0
Replies: 75
Views: 17271

Re: The 2,240 LED bodysuit v2.0

I am frickin' AMAZED I didn't see you out there last week! But you (and anyone else here into LED tinkering) should come and see us in the new LED Nerds Google Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/led-nerds So many people with so many different approaches. We should all share! *aww* Cheers...
by ratkins
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Singapore Burning Beers, April 18th from 8:00pm at Blu Jaz
Replies: 0
Views: 531

Singapore Burning Beers, April 18th from 8:00pm at Blu Jaz

Hi everyone, I'm hosting a final Burning Beers before I skip town. Come along and say hi and bye. All past, present, future and potential Burners in Singapore are very welcome to attend. Wednesday April 18th from 8:00pm at Blu Jaz (2nd floor, look for the little Man!): https://www.facebook.com/event...
by ratkins
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Singapore Burning Beers
Replies: 0
Views: 520

Singapore Burning Beers

Time for a Burning Beers, the first for 2012. Come and meet one of the newly minted official Burning Man Regional Coordinators for Singapore and other former, present and future Burners over a couple of beers. Questions will be answered, passions will be enflamed. Afterward, a little man might even ...
by ratkins
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1239
Views: 235271

Re: HexaYurts

Completed: http://gallery.me.com/ratkins/100037/IMG_1467 I'm done now and it all went pretty well, except I had to re-do one thing: the joins between the two 4'x4' panels (the inner "concertinas" in the above linked diagram) need to be "loose hinges", i.e., one panel thickness in between, otherwise...
by ratkins
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1239
Views: 235271

Re: HexaYurts

whatever you do: make a model , even if just paper, cereal box cardboard, but box cardboard with some thickness lets you see how the different types of hinges work so you can visualize where you want what. Gah, thank you Canoe. I knew this but you just goaded me into spending the fifteen minutes re...
by ratkins
Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1239
Views: 235271

Re: HexaYurts

I watched the video, thanks for that, and the "net" shown above for the "normal" 6' stretch was what I was thinking of. I'm wondering if not having a single tape lengh from the end wall joins, up over the long axis of the roof joint and all the way down the other side might compromise strength? I've...
by ratkins
Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:59 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1239
Views: 235271

Re: HexaYurts

I'm planning on building a 6' semi-folding stretch yurt using the Camp Danger hinges. Am I right in thinking I won't need any "loose" hinges at all? I'm not exactly sure what I should hinge to minimize both packed thickness and on-Playa setup time. Has anyone done a 6' semi-folding stretch who can o...
by ratkins
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Singapore Burning Beers -- NEW VENUE
Replies: 0
Views: 631

Singapore Burning Beers -- NEW VENUE

Some time next weekend is the Burnal Equinox. That is, the date half way between last year's and this year's Burn. So let's get the Singapore Burning Man community together to connect, inspire and conspire at the first Singapore Burning Beers of 2011. WHEN: Thursday, March 3 from 8:00pm WHERE: Going...
by ratkins
Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Singapore Burning Beers, the second!
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Hrm, works for me when I'm logged in to FB so I'm not sure what's going on there—but tell them to send me an email: ratkins at fastmail dot fm.

More Singaporean Burners, w00t! :-D

Cheers, Robert.
by ratkins
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Singapore Burning Beers, the second!
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Singapore Burning Beers, the second!

Hi all, Those who are indeed coming back to Singapore from BRC 2010 will have arrived by now so it's time to have another little gathering. There have even been whispers of plans of some sort of decompression event! If you'd like to be involved with that, please come along. This is an open invitatio...
by ratkins
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Burners in Singapore?
Replies: 0
Views: 398

Burners in Singapore?

I've just arrived here to start a new job (meaning I missed the Aussie regional :cry:). I made a shout-out on the asiaburners.org list but didn't get any responses and not much from the FB group either. Any other Singapore-based burners want to get together for a beer and either cry into it if you d...
by ratkins
Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Sydney Burning Beers, this Saturday!
Replies: 0
Views: 576

Sydney Burning Beers, this Saturday!

Heya all, Final reminder for the Sydney Burning Beers event, this Saturday August 8th from 5pm at the Lord Roberts in East Sydney! Come and meet Sydney Burners past, present and future to chinwag about BRC 2009, our 2010 seed event and all other things Burning Man. We'll be there from 5pm until they...
by ratkins
Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Volunteering with the DPW
Replies: 14
Views: 4547

Aha. This is why I am seeking the boot of enlightenment up my arse which I'm sure a stint with the DPW would provide :-). Are there any other organisations, on-playa or off, who are seeking volunteers after the event? Cheers, Robert. (And btw, ristretto. If you're going to drink coffee, drink *coffe...
by ratkins
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Volunteering with the DPW
Replies: 14
Views: 4547

Ah right; I get that. I did email the DPW about a month ago though and I hadn't heard anything. There's no indication on the website how far in advance these arrangements are made.

Cheers, Robert.
by ratkins
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Volunteering with the DPW
Replies: 14
Views: 4547

No no, I'm not a fool, I just don't have a forklift ticket :-).

Ok, are there any other volunteer opportunities out there on the playa post-burn?

Cheers, Robert.
by ratkins
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: Volunteering with the DPW
Replies: 14
Views: 4547

Volunteering with the DPW

Does the DPW need volunteers post-burn? I've emailed dpwvolunteers@burningman.com but haven't got a response (I guess they're busy right now :-). I don't have any particular skills aside from not being an idiot and having the time to hang around on the playa for a month after the event. Also, anyone...
by ratkins
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Sydney Burning Beers, August 8 from 5pm at the Lord Roberts!
Replies: 0
Views: 568

Sydney Burning Beers, August 8 from 5pm at the Lord Roberts!

Heya Sydney-based burners! The first one was such a hoot, we're doing it again. From 5pm on Saturday August 8, come down to the Lord Roberts Hotel in Darlinghurst and meet up with a bunch of past, present and future burners all based in Sydney. It's a night to socialize, share hints and tips and ask...

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