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by DustHand
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat
Replies: 61
Views: 16274

Re: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat

A damp washcloth and just spot cleaned it.
by DustHand
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Do YOU bring an "i" device 2 the playa?
Replies: 57
Views: 11285

Re: Do YOU bring an "i" device 2 the playa?

otakup0pe wrote: Good thing too because I hadn't taken into account the trouble we'd have with FM signals inside a small foil-lined box...


Hexayurt=Faraday Cage
by DustHand
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat
Replies: 61
Views: 16274

Re: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat

trilobyte wrote:That looks like a standard white yeti fur.


Correct. I captured, skinned and tanned a family of Yeti. The tricky part is keeping the blood off of the white fur.

In all seriousness...my buddy ordered the fur online...I will see if I can locate the vendor he used.
by DustHand
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat
Replies: 61
Views: 16274

Re: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat

Machina wrote:Thanks for the response :D

Yeah, the fur I used is like this:

Image



I like the fur! What color is the backing material?
by DustHand
Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat
Replies: 61
Views: 16274

Re: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat

Yeti fur, for example, may partially or completely obscure some of the lights if it mats down over them. Trilobyte makes a good point...when I was testing the fur with holes, I noticed that the fur could obscure one of the tiny RGB LEDs, say just the red, etc. Depending upon the color being made at...
by DustHand
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat
Replies: 61
Views: 16274

Re: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat

The two coats I made were white, so the lights shine right through. Not sure how it would work with darker fur...we chose white specifically for the LEDs. My original plan was to make holes, but there were SO many LEDs, I would still be making the coats. Testing is the best way to know. I used a scr...
by DustHand
Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Climate Prediction Center
Replies: 626
Views: 42108

Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

It was a bit warmer at night than if I created the weather myself...the LED Faux Fur coats worked well, but were rather warm, even well into the early morning hours.

Other than that, no complaints! Loved it all.
by DustHand
Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: AMBER Alert abuse
Replies: 183
Views: 17065

Re: AMBER Alert abuse

As a point of clarification, Amber Alerts are a part of State EAS plans, and it's primary focus is that of broadcasters (radio, TV and Cable). There are some active highway signs that are part of the system, and police are notified of an alert, but it is directly related to an EAS alert on broadcast...
by DustHand
Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: HELP! RGB LED ribbon controller advice
Replies: 16
Views: 7624

Re: HELP! RGB LED ribbon controller advice

I have that exact controller for a different led project I did a while back. I have ordered controllers and strips from 2 different vendors, and the one big difference I have discovered is that some strips are common anode, and some are common cathode. Meaning, on some strips, the black, or common w...
by DustHand
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat
Replies: 61
Views: 16274

Re: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat

OK, the coats are in the hands of UPS. Nothing more to do. Here are a few additional photos of the coats...I only got one shot of the lining in the coat, but I added a "monogram" of sorts. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A39o2Ry8DTc/UDLGFJUPlqI/AAAAAAAAAXI/sAn8DCmNSi0/s1055/IMG_4625.JPG...
by DustHand
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: HELP! RGB LED ribbon controller advice
Replies: 16
Views: 7624

Re: HELP! RGB LED ribbon controller advice

I got my controller from these guys:
http://ledwholesalers.hostedbyamazon.com
All of my stuff is 12v, but they may have some 5v stuff...not sure.
by DustHand
Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Awkwardly Camping with Ex & his GF Situation - Advice?
Replies: 59
Views: 5750

Re: Awkwardly Camping with Ex & his GF Situation - Advice?

Great comments here...hopefully you can make one tough decision now, so your Burn will be enjoyable.
Drama is a terrible burden on a person's psyche. I have surgically removed it from my life over the last 18 years or so...and couldn't be happier. I hope you can do the same!
by DustHand
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Do YOU bring an "i" device 2 the playa?
Replies: 57
Views: 11285

Re: Do YOU bring an "i" device 2 the playa?

I'm a tech nerd, but dumb it down for the burn. iPhone 4 gets shut off, never turned on, and never leaves the RV. IPad MAY get used n RV to kill time. (risk is fun.) Laptop with 18,000 songs goes. Use acronis to image drive before I go, just in case. Plays music in RV. New waterproof Coleman camera,...
by DustHand
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 375973

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Three boxes ready to ship Monday to San Diego. Wow...it's really happening again.
by DustHand
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: So what are you doing for the Meet & Greet in 2012?
Replies: 1187
Views: 68751

Re: So what are you doing for the Meet & Greet in 2012?

I was more active on the eplaya last year, but i slept thru the meet and greet. :oops:

Hoping to make it this year. Planning to bring Fireball cinnamon whiskey, if I can pull it together. :roll:

I'm so easily distracted.
by DustHand
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Awkwardly Camping with Ex & his GF Situation - Advice?
Replies: 59
Views: 5750

Re: Awkwardly Camping with Ex & his GF Situation - Advice?

SeekingAdvicePlease wrote:

-If he isn't in the RV, his plan is to sleep in his truck.


Well, there is your answer.
by DustHand
Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: help with number 42
Replies: 24
Views: 3140

Re: help with number 42

Fufa wrote:
DustHand wrote:The dolphins and mice are smarter than they appear.


...smarter than they appear to us.

Hence why we are only the third smartest species on Earth.


Yes!! :lol:
by DustHand
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: 2012 Art & Performance
Topic: DNB Stages? NO DUBSTEP.. !
Replies: 8
Views: 2210

Re: DNB Stages? NO DUBSTEP.. !

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by DustHand
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: help with number 42
Replies: 24
Views: 3140

Re: help with number 42

The dolphins and mice are smarter than they appear.
by DustHand
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: help with number 42
Replies: 24
Views: 3140

Re: help with number 42

Do they have to be computations?

how about:

Lessons in Love
although
Running in the Family
might be better suited for this event...
by DustHand
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Climate Prediction Center
Replies: 626
Views: 42108

Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

I don't know whether to freak out or congratulate you for posting the most tasteless image I have ever seen on the internet. Most tasteless image you have ever seen on the internet? You live under a Net Nanny rock or something? I could take it waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down...
by DustHand
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Climate Prediction Center
Replies: 626
Views: 42108

Re: Playa Climate Prediction Center

Truly terrible.


Look at all that moop.
by DustHand
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burning Man Education For Newbies
Replies: 36
Views: 24124

Re: Burning Man Education For Newbies

Awesome. Plain old awesome.
by DustHand
Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Penske Truck Rental agreement
Replies: 4
Views: 896

Re: Penske Truck Rental agreement

Do you think the Penske repo men have tickets?

Or will Emilio estevez show up for the aliens in your trunk?
by DustHand
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: help with number 42
Replies: 24
Views: 3140

Re: help with number 42

We all know the answer...it's the QUESTION we need....

did you remember your towel?
by DustHand
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: HELP! RGB LED ribbon controller advice
Replies: 16
Views: 7624

Re: HELP! RGB LED ribbon controller advice

The page seems to have conflicting information. In one spot, it says: 1.)VERY IMPORTANT: Supply voltage for Controller is 5 Volts DC, power with included 12VDC Power Supply, do not exceed Wha? Is it 12 or 5 volts? Then in the Specifications chart it says: Operating Voltage: 5 Volts DC OK, so 5 volts...
by DustHand
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Decent box wine?
Replies: 92
Views: 16349

Re: Decent box wine?

I have had this...it's actually very good:
http://www.opendoorcellars.com/

Full disclosure, an acquaintance of mine is part owner, but not why I liked it, and I am not involved, etc.

No idea if it's available in your area, or if you can order online.
by DustHand
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat
Replies: 61
Views: 16274

Re: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat

Quick update...just got the coats back from my friend in NOLA. Linings are IN and they look awesome! I have some minor soldering to do for the remote controls, and they will head off to San Diego next week! I will try and post some photos of the lining, etc. this weekend. I am excited..................
by DustHand
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How to handle RV insurance? Big problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1269

Re: How to handle RV insurance? Big problem

Had this problem in 2010. 4 of us went, only one could get insurance. No one else's insurance would provide the "binder" on an RV. I think he had State Farm. I'm with GEICO (for a long time, and several cars, ATV, motorcycle...) and they told me no way on a rental RV. He had to do all of t...
by DustHand
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat
Replies: 61
Views: 16274

Re: Building an LED / Faux Fur Coat

Hey DustHand, I'm sorry if you have already posted this but can tell me where you got the LED strips? Many thanks Sure! I used these LEDs, about 4.4 rolls per coat http://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/flexible-strips-and-bars/led-product/646/ And I bought this hookup wire to connect the strips. ...

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