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by waxpraxis
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: The Crypto Lotus
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: The Crypto Lotus

Aww, thanks! I've been working with an amazing welder this year and we're starting to mull over what it would take to make a make a permanent, metal version of the lotus together. I've started making art that lets people participate with mobile devices and we might do something like that with the lo...
by waxpraxis
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: The Crypto Lotus
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: The Crypto Lotus

I was never really able to fully track down the issue. It was some sort of floating ground, but I was able to get the LEDs to mostly play nice by running some extra wires to a grounding stake. The Raspberry Pi never had a problem, it was just the LEDs. Also, I was going 12v DC straight to 5v DC via ...
by waxpraxis
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: The Crypto Lotus
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: The Crypto Lotus

Also, if anyone has ANY pictures of the lotus on the playa I'd LOVE to see them. Our camp photographer never made it over to the lotus at night. :(
by waxpraxis
Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: The Crypto Lotus
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: The Crypto Lotus

Aww thanks!

Just curious, what do you mean by "didn't appear to be working correctly"? While it was a bit "twitchy" due to a grounding issue I was never able to sort out, it did work correctly Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights as far as I know (as in each time I visited it).
by waxpraxis
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: The Crypto Lotus
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: The Crypto Lotus

I just posted this to the Facebook page, but I wanted to share here as well for anyone who followed along here: First, the headline - the Crypto Lotus was successfully deployed in all its glory at Burning Man 2013! Success! It sure wasn't easy though! If you're interested in hearing how it all went,...
by waxpraxis
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: The Crypto Lotus
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: The Crypto Lotus

Long time, no update!

The Crypto Lotus is now on the DC container headed toward what will be BRC!

The lotus will be located at the plaza at 4:30 and G - I hope to see you in the dust!
by waxpraxis
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: The Crypto Lotus
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: The Crypto Lotus

In case anyone is interested in following along, I did get a couple of art grants from regional burns (Playa Del Fuego and Lakes of Fire) and updates are coming hot and heavy now (pretty much nightly) on the Crypt Lotus' Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/TheCryptoLotus
by waxpraxis
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: 2013 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: The Crypto Lotus Fundraiser
Replies: 12
Views: 2111

Re: The Crypto Lotus Fundraiser

Wrapping up funding in 3 days! We've hit the stretch goal so all backers over $5 will also be getting an awesome custom embroidered patch!
by waxpraxis
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: The Crypto Lotus
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: The Crypto Lotus

It's alive!

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Raspberry Pi with WiFi card driving WS2801-based RGB LED strip via SPI and a little bit of python to tell the strip what colors to display.
by waxpraxis
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: 2013 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: The Crypto Lotus Fundraiser
Replies: 12
Views: 2111

Re: The Crypto Lotus Fundraiser

Thank you so much everyone! :D :D :D Since we're done so early I tossed up a new stretch goal of $4,500. That little bit more will be enough to help us bring the lotus to another event this year and if we're able to reach it then all backers over $5 will get a 3" custom embroidered Crypto Lotus...
by waxpraxis
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: 2013 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: The Crypto Lotus Fundraiser
Replies: 12
Views: 2111

Re: The Crypto Lotus Fundraiser

Ahh! Getting so close! I can't wait until I can stop refreshing Kickstarter and abusing my social networks and get down to building!!
by waxpraxis
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: The Crypto Lotus
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: The Crypto Lotus

:D

In case anyone else is looking for it, the Kickstarter info was moved per the new ePlaya rules:

http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=329&t=63981
by waxpraxis
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: 2013 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: The Crypto Lotus Fundraiser
Replies: 12
Views: 2111

Re: The Crypto Lotus Fundraiser

Thanks! :D

It was tough competition this year - there is going to be some amazing art on the playa!
by waxpraxis
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: 2013 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: The Crypto Lotus Fundraiser
Replies: 12
Views: 2111

The Crypto Lotus Fundraiser

The Kickstarter is now live! Please consider helping me and my team bring the Crypto Lotus to the playa!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/waxpraxis/the-crypto-lotus
by waxpraxis
Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: The Crypto Lotus
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: The Crypto Lotus

The Kickstarter is now just waiting for approval! In the meantime we just got done with our awesome logo!

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by waxpraxis
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: The Crypto Lotus
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: The Crypto Lotus

Well, most recent detail is we didn't get an art grant. :? BUT, we do have a few more outstanding grant applications with other organizations, so here's hoping we're a bit luckier with those. In the meantime, we decided to try to Kickstarter this sucker and the plan is to open it up next week. There...
by waxpraxis
Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: The Crypto Lotus
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

Re: The Crypto Lotus

Yeah, that's not mine. That one was called "The Pool" and I believe it's also coming out again this year.
by waxpraxis
Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: The Crypto Lotus
Replies: 29
Views: 4304

The Crypto Lotus

Hi everyone! Some of you may have seen my BlitterBike project at the burn last year and I'm currently gearing up to try to get my new project out to a few regional burns and the big one as well. So... what is the Crypto Lotus? The Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), is a beautiful plant and the touch p...
by waxpraxis
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Project: Blitter Bike
Replies: 158
Views: 22814

Re: Project: Blitter Bike

Took the BlitterBike to Figment DC this past weekend!

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by waxpraxis
Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Project: Blitter Bike
Replies: 158
Views: 22814

Re: Project: Blitter Bike

AbundantChoice, BoyScoutGirl - it was so good to meet you both! I'm so glad you enjoyed the project! I made the project in order to make people smile, laugh, and be happy, to have interactions like those I hade with you both!
by waxpraxis
Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Project: Blitter Bike
Replies: 158
Views: 22814

Re: Project: Blitter Bike

At the end of the week I was fully prepared to never do a damn thing with the BlitterBike ever again. I was done.

Now that I've been home a few days I'm noticing that I'm thinking about ways I could improve the damn thing! I have this nasty suspicion it will, in fact, be out there again...
by waxpraxis
Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Project: Blitter Bike
Replies: 158
Views: 22814

Re: Project: Blitter Bike

Soooo....

Anyone see or interact with the BlitterBike out there? I took it it out every night except for one when I was too... um, disoriented to do so safely.
by waxpraxis
Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Project: Blitter Bike
Replies: 158
Views: 22814

Re: Project: Blitter Bike

Well... as neat and tidy as that crate looks, it's a giant heavy asshole.

It's got in it a bike trailer, the wood superstructure, the electronics, my kodiak tent, two metal cots, a swamp cooler, etc, etc.

It's easily 300lbs and fits fine... in the back of a full sized pickup, minimum.
by waxpraxis
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Project: Blitter Bike
Replies: 158
Views: 22814

Re: Project: Blitter Bike

daft - the microcontroller running the BlitterBike is actually a very small ARM-based linux computer. The big reason I couldn't use an off-the-shelf solution like what you suggest is because of the power draw (as you indicate) and the fact that I'd actually need TWO of them to make it dual sided. Tr...
by waxpraxis
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Project: Blitter Bike
Replies: 158
Views: 22814

Re: Project: Blitter Bike

Hey guys! Long time no update! Here's the BlitterBike in action at Lakes of Fire in June: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VHHKgA36lQ I'm in the process right now of packing everything up and shipping it to the playa. It goes on the truck this weekend! I'm going to be camped at 9:15 and C with Baa Ba...
by waxpraxis
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Project: Blitter Bike
Replies: 158
Views: 22814

Re: Project: Blitter Bike

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/551235_352747351458355_1449213794_n.jpg Two weeks ago now the BlitterBike made it's public debut at Playa Del Fuego and it was a smashing success! I had a little bit of trouble with some of the connections coming loose while biking, but those have all be tig...
by waxpraxis
Wed May 23, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Project: Blitter Bike
Replies: 158
Views: 22814

Re: Project: Blitter Bike

BBadger - I just got the Sonic animations working night before last (just in time, my regional burn starts tomorrow!) and it looks SO FREAKING SICK! If you, or anyone else, comes across or remembers any other video game sprites with defined standing, walking, running, etc cycles (or you want to make...
by waxpraxis
Sun May 20, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Project: Blitter Bike
Replies: 158
Views: 22814

Re: Project: Blitter Bike

Thanks!

For Sonic I do, in fact, currently have four states - tapping his foot, jogging, running, and spinning. I'd love to do the skid stop, and if I have time I'll try. One thing I discovered last night was that stopping a 120lb trailer really isn't something you can do that quickly anyways!
by waxpraxis
Sun May 20, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Project: Blitter Bike
Replies: 158
Views: 22814

Re: Project: Blitter Bike



:mrgreen:
by waxpraxis
Tue May 15, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: Project: Blitter Bike
Replies: 158
Views: 22814

Re: Project: Blitter Bike

Squee! The text crawl generating code is now working! Here's some samples: http://www.waxpraxis.org/burningman/blitterbike/text/text_cooper.gif http://www.waxpraxis.org/burningman/blitterbike/text/text_courier.gif http://www.waxpraxis.org/burningman/blitterbike/text/text_imfell.gif http://www.waxpra...

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