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by benjamd
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1055763

Re: cooling your tent or van

Finally got our new cooler working. I've done things a little differently than the standard Unicooler design. Moved the Endless Breeze fan inside the box to make it easier to transport in our little car, I also wired all the electronics into the inside of the EB case, there's a lot of room inside th...
by benjamd
Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1055763

Re: cooling your tent or van

Honestly in the grand scheme of things a 100$ cooler will probably be your best return on burning man expenditure!

I have decided to go with the recommended pump. If its survived 4 years then it has paid for itself over the cheap ones.
by benjamd
Sun Jul 20, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1055763

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thanks for the response FigJam (and the great designs!) Only reason I thought of taking the housing off was that it might save another couple of inches. (We're packing an awful lot into our little Honda CR-V!). But I will take a closer look when the EB arrives. I've looked at a bunch of smaller pump...
by benjamd
Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1055763

Re: cooling your tent or van

So last year we upgraded our Burning Man setup to a Kodiak 10x10 canvas tent, we took the little bucket cooler we had made 2 years ago that worked great in our previous tent but in the new tent it was barely functional. It output a nice breeze but it didn't cool the tent. Then the pump died mid week...
by benjamd
Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Did anyone get any video of the Diodome...?
Replies: 0
Views: 2369

Did anyone get any video of the Diodome...?

We did it, we made our first big Burning Man project and hauled it out to the desert and it worked.... But guess what? We forgot to take any video of the damn thing working! The Diodome was positioned out at 10:15 and D, just past the White Ocean stage. It was an 18ft diameter geodesic dome with hun...
by benjamd
Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: 2013 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: Fundraiser: The Diodome needs your help!
Replies: 3
Views: 3235

Re: Fundraiser: The Diodome needs your help!

We've just put together another video of some of the animations people are creating using the animation editor. Some lovely effects in here and this is just the start. Many of these animations are just proof of concepts for code we can use in a variety of ways to produce a whole slew of different an...
by benjamd
Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: 2013 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: Fundraiser: The Diodome needs your help!
Replies: 3
Views: 3235

Re: Fundraiser: The Diodome needs your help!

Thanks Cryptofish! Hopefully we can make it a dome everyone will love. We're intending it to be fairly far out in the outer playa, so it should be a cool little spot with ambient music and nice visuals. We got the first samples of cover material the other day, we were hoping to test them out on the ...
by benjamd
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: 2013 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: Fundraiser: The Diodome needs your help!
Replies: 3
Views: 3235

Fundraiser: The Diodome needs your help!

The Diodome is an 18ft diameter geodesic dome with a beautiful cover containing hundreds of LEDs that create a surface of light that surrounds you. You can interact with the surface by playing with a touch sensitive control dome on a platform inside the piece allowing you to change the animations be...
by benjamd
Fri May 24, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Art funding and corporate involvement
Replies: 27
Views: 6836

Re: Art funding and corporate involvement

Yes fair enough. Though in the cases of some one-time artworks this wouldn't exactly be possible, especially if its a burnable piece. In this case I assume IP would be the people to talk to with regard to reusing images from the playa?
by benjamd
Thu May 23, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Art funding and corporate involvement
Replies: 27
Views: 6836

Re: Art funding and corporate involvement

Well our company doesn't actually make anything that we'd be using anyway. It would just be pure culture marketing - "Look we're so cool our employees make things!". But yeah, getting BM IP involved seems to be the best approach, I'll cross the bridge when/if it comes to it. Such early days on the f...
by benjamd
Thu May 23, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Art funding and corporate involvement
Replies: 27
Views: 6836

Re: Art funding and corporate involvement

Completely agree.

Thanks, this has been pretty helpful. Will be interesting to see where it goes.

Anyway, fingers crossed and we won't have to go that route and we'll get enough funding from the campaign and generous Burners!

Thanks everyone.
by benjamd
Thu May 23, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Art funding and corporate involvement
Replies: 27
Views: 6836

Re: Art funding and corporate involvement

Thanks Savannah, I hope its as pretty in real life as it is in my head! Currently we're funding about 1/3rd of it ourselves, but have just started the IndieGoGo campaign to try and pay for the rest. The company is not yet involved, but I've had a great response from my colleagues so perhaps it might...
by benjamd
Thu May 23, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Art funding and corporate involvement
Replies: 27
Views: 6836

Re: Art funding and corporate involvement

Thanks for the reply Eric. I think I'm generally in agreement. Ensuring that the work isn't used post-burn for any obvious corporate alignment is probably the hardest part of all this. I could see how if we blogged the construction of the piece under our corporate blog it would be quite hard afterwa...
by benjamd
Thu May 23, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Art funding and corporate involvement
Replies: 27
Views: 6836

Art funding and corporate involvement

Hi all, Myself and a few friends are attempting an ambitious project this year which we're calling the Diodome. So we're on the fundraising drive to try and get the funds together to make it happen. Now, I am all for keeping Burning Man clear of corporate involvement, especially on-playa. But I work...
by benjamd
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: International burners and will call
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: International burners and will call

Thats fantastic news, thanks very much for letting us know, I'm sure a lot of international burners will breathe a sigh of relief.
by benjamd
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: International burners and will call
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: International burners and will call

Well I hope will call is as good as 2011 again then. I'm sure it will all work itself out. See you all at the burn!
by benjamd
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: International burners and will call
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: International burners and will call

Hah, hardly. Having said that, everything else is for later, I'll worry about that then. For now all I care about is knowing I've got tickets, and I can get in with the rest of the camp. The silly thing is we're moving to California in a few months, before the tickets will be sent out, but I can't b...
by benjamd
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: International burners and will call
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: International burners and will call

Thanks for the update melanie.

Not sure my camp will believe in a lack of queue though. We're British, we expect queues everywhere we go! :-)
by benjamd
Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: International burners and will call
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

International burners and will call

Hi all, So I went to sign up for the lottery today only to discover a major hitch in our plans. We're from the UK and usually we purchase our tickets with our credit cards on our UK addresses, and then set the ticket delivery to go to our friends house in the USA. We meet up with them and all go dow...

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