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by kraskland
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Attaching LEDs to clothing
Replies: 19
Views: 4508

For a fur coat I used this method, except I used shoe goo for the adhesive which also insulated the solder joints. It had 60 leds and worked great.
by kraskland
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Quonset hut help
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Bounce530 wrote:6'6" might be pushing it. I did a test run, without the full covering here-
That truck is going to look bitchin' on the playa!
by kraskland
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Advice on the best way to secure Aluminet shade cloth?
Replies: 11
Views: 4073

As others said, they will work just fine. I used this product which is very similar and it worked brilliantly.
by kraskland
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Emergency foil blanket as a shade cloth?
Replies: 21
Views: 4842

Re: Aluminet in Tensegrity Shade Structures

tensegrity wrote:Can you tense the aluminet? In other words, can it form a tension component of the tensegrity?

Aluminet stretches a lot, so no, it won't tense. The structure works on its own without the shade portion. I might be able to scare up a photo if you want.
by kraskland
Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Emergency foil blanket as a shade cloth?
Replies: 21
Views: 4842

These clip on grommets work great for shade cloth. Not sure if they sell them at Home Depot but they are small enough that you could bring them with you overseas. As for connecting the shade cloth, I'm not sure. Best would be to find wider material, perhaps there are other stores in Reno(?) that car...
by kraskland
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Emergency foil blanket as a shade cloth?
Replies: 21
Views: 4842

I built a tensegrity structure using the same plans that you linked to. As you mentioned, there is no strain on the fabric itself as the ropes do all the work. I used aluminet and while expensive, it is fantastic for shade. The wind goes right through it so there is no chance of it ripping or liftin...
by kraskland
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Fur coat pattern?
Replies: 28
Views: 16472

Look for McCall's 9576 pattern. They call it a reversible jacket for women, but it comes in XL sizes that will easily fit tall men. It's a nice big coat with a wide collar. The pattern is very simple and you can easily alter it so the length goes down to your knees (or ankles I suppose). Based on a ...
by kraskland
Sat May 01, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: First timer going alone...how will I find my friends??
Replies: 25
Views: 4328

Ranger Genius wrote:That's one plan. Here's another: fuck 'em. Make new friends.
Word! Burning Man is about new, not old.

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