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by ScottV
Mon Sep 17, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Face on the man?
Replies: 9
Views: 4942

great pictures!
I found a night shot;
http://home.comcast.net/~playaitch/bm07manbhead3557.jpg
by ScottV
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Kinetic Sculpture Racing Camp is a fact
Replies: 28
Views: 12452

From my studio Google says; 72.8 mi – about 1 hour 41 mins A bit far for pedalling But close enough for dragging my vehicle up for consultation in the past my collaboration projects were motorized; http://www.flickr.com/photos/vhannon/40569446/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/babywalrus/1351672417/ (...
by ScottV
Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: What Was The Most Over Used Phrase At BM '07?
Replies: 105
Views: 24158

SLOW DOWN! Even if the vehicle in question was moving at less that walking speed. I really don't get how anyone could have fun out there when they spend most of their time trying to control those around them. I guess those pervs just get off on it. Since it doesn't work ( I heard the phrase all week...
by ScottV
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Kinetic Sculpture Racing Camp is a fact
Replies: 28
Views: 12452

Uhm . . .
where's your default world location?

I'll be working on a primitive HPV and calling it sculpture.
*hope* to have it ready for next year


ScottV
schlumpf on a trike
by ScottV
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Favorite Description of Burning Man ?
Replies: 135
Views: 31147

The biggest, loudest, dustiest, week long show of mind blowing individual creativity you will ever see.
by ScottV
Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 15732

<crotchetyoldman> The event turns to crap every Friday. Close the gates Wednesday midnight. I don't care that you can't get off of work. The Burning Man experience is surviving the week. You can't see everything in 10 days, 2 or 3 days is near useless (man burn, temple burn, pictures of art that was...
by ScottV
Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How did you rate the Green Pavillon!
Replies: 23
Views: 4786

There was far more practical alternative systems in the city. Human powered trucks, wind generators in camps, Bright LEDs running from miniscule batteries, solar panels charging camera batteries, showers (how many people in the default world actually use only 3 gallons of water for a shower sufficie...
by ScottV
Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: 2007 Art & Performance
Topic: Corporate vs. The Playatariat (tm)
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

It was a pretty good joke. I chuckle inside every time I put the two words together Burningman Green Great stuff that they got some corporate sponsor to fall for it. Put on a serious face when you tell the muggles that burningman is an Arts Festival with a Social Conscious. If they figure out we're ...
by ScottV
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Face on the man?
Replies: 9
Views: 4942

by ScottV
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Face on the man?
Replies: 9
Views: 4942

Face on the man?

I saw that there was a face on the resurrected man.
But I couldn't quite make out what it was.
My digital camera didn't make it home (yet?).
I guessed it was a phoenix?

So,
Any good images of the only face?
by ScottV
Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Your latest GREEN accomplishment
Replies: 66
Views: 17323

7 day art light

One 8 cell AA battery pack = 12 volts + one automotive replacement LED = over 7 days of light nonstop. You could add a switch and use two bulbs or a 12V halogen replacement LED - but then you'd have to turn the thing on and off and it would cost way more. I built 10 using domelight replacements that...
by ScottV
Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: 360 Sculptures beneath the man
Replies: 2
Views: 3493

I just sent an email to the artist No web page yet as far as I know He did say that it wasn't saving images for the first day or more accurately it saved the same image over and over on the first day I was happy to see that my welds all held up the platform now lives in my studio ScottV AKA Dodec
by ScottV
Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: The Village Blacksmith 2005
Replies: 55
Views: 17068

Portable Furnace

Doesn't look like the portable furnace going to happen. My ride/crew fell through. I did manage to get a ride for the 1000lbs of DodecaCamp - not quite enough haulage capability for the additional weight of the furnace + gear + metal + molds. Will be in Gigsville http://www.doctorfaust.com/gmaps/Gig...
by ScottV
Mon May 30, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: The Village Blacksmith 2005
Replies: 55
Views: 17068

The portable furnace is fully fuctional!

Have more images up at
http://dodeca.prism.asu.edu/furnace/

Have a promised ride with it.

Will be on the playa!
by ScottV
Tue May 24, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: The Village Blacksmith 2005
Replies: 55
Views: 17068

The plan is to bring the furnace. But won't do it without at least the skeleton of an experienced foundry crew with full gear (will end up being dangerous performance art). Still considering what kind of molds. Copes, drags, rammers and sand could get heavy and messy. Figure that playadust could be ...
by ScottV
Mon May 23, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: The Village Blacksmith 2005
Replies: 55
Views: 17068

yee-hah! Just finished my first bronze pour in the portable furnace. Hit 2150 and poured 20 lbs of bronze in less than an hour - start to finish. Didn't have a camera present but have to stage some pics tomorrow to document the Mark II. Lower case yee-hah because I cheated and added some air from th...
by ScottV
Sat May 21, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: The Village Blacksmith 2005
Replies: 55
Views: 17068

portable foundry

First attempt didn't get to bronze pouring temperatures. Though got way past aluminum pouring temp. Will melt 25 lbs of aluminum. http://dodeca.prism.asu.edu/furnace/ Hope to be attempting the "Mark II" furnace tomorrow. Depends on whether I can finish making a new set of tongs for the little crucib...
by ScottV
Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: The Village Blacksmith 2005
Replies: 55
Views: 17068

*I* tend to use casting aluminum. Get it in ingots, usually from atlas metals. But you can melt most aluminums. The stuff in drink cans is wierd - Manganese aluminum alloy on the top (to allow tearing) Magnesium aluminum along the sides and bottoms (to hold the pressure) mix it and it doesn't cast a...
by ScottV
Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: The Village Blacksmith 2005
Replies: 55
Views: 17068

Playadust is *really* alkali.
It's a great patina for aluminum.
Just add water to get blacks and browns.

Would be interesting to test it as a type of "green sand"
by ScottV
Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: The Village Blacksmith 2005
Replies: 55
Views: 17068

excuse the delay - thought i turned on auto-notify I wasn't there when the actual melting was done, saw the results and whined "why didn't anyone tell me you were casting?" But think it was just a torch. I'm working on a portable furnace, Crude and lightweight using kaowool, coloidal silica, and wee...
by ScottV
Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:39 am
Forum: 2005 Art & Performance
Topic: The Village Blacksmith 2005
Replies: 55
Views: 17068

Gigsville? Last year Camp Skynyrd did some small scale aluminum casting, turned all those empty beer cans into shot glasses. Also Cuzzin Jet Fuel had welders and generators for fabbing and repairing just about anything under the Skynyrd shade. I brought a little squarewave TIG and did some aluminum ...
by ScottV
Sun Sep 12, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Where was the Art?
Replies: 22
Views: 4216

Large art does take a whole lot of time and energy. Last year's ton-o-sculpture took more time and money than I care to think about. The BOrg mandated constant monitoring the *dangerous* propane lanterns was unexpected but just shifted my schedule to be from afternoon to sunrise. I took it easy this...
by ScottV
Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Where was the Art?
Replies: 22
Views: 4216

The BRAFs condoning attitude probably has a lot to do with the lack of art this year. Many artist I know including myself have been turned downed for grants with nonsensical excuses. Then when we brought our big art anyway BOrgs attitude is that "that's just your way of participating". There isn't e...
by ScottV
Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:40 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Breathing Masks/Respirators and Lip Balm
Replies: 113
Views: 20686

Image Get the ones with the *two* straps and the valve. Check your local safety supply store. I also found goggles that fit over my glasses there.
by ScottV
Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where do you keep your art car/ structure during the year?
Replies: 7
Views: 3476

All four 15' diameter dodecahedrons disassemble to take a little space next to the storage shed. Have more trouble storing the ropes, chutes and ground cover.

The Firebowl goes back to the patio.

http://dodeca.prism.asu.edu
http://dodeca.prism.asu.edu/img_4455.jpg


ScottV
by ScottV
Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: astroturf! (my testimony about why carpet is bad)
Replies: 40
Views: 12658

playa is flat

I used 16 ounce denim. Found 60'x5' for about 60$ with shipping on Ebay The stuff rolls up small, is pretty durn tough and fits in a commercial laundry machine if chopped into 10 foot lengths (did hose it down on the driveway first). I just overlapped the ten foot sections to get three 10'x10' floor...
by ScottV
Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:41 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: 32 foot parachutes for shade structures
Replies: 3
Views: 2913

Uhm, No. Shop around to find them for $50+ shipping and then try to get a completely round T-10 troop 'chute instead of the MC1-1? (maneuverable canopy) that has the slits in the sides (like that one). Also seriously consider getting two and doubling them up. With only one layer you still see your s...
by ScottV
Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:31 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tents
Replies: 31
Views: 6772

strut length

I go with a 6' strut length since that is the bed length of just about any mini pickup truck. The next size up is 6'6'' then 8'. I would build to your longest transportation capabilities - since the low freq domes require long struts to get any height.

ScottV
by ScottV
Sat Dec 20, 2003 9:23 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Folding Time; The Human Marquee
Replies: 3
Views: 1567

It Does!

Though it makes sense it requires a steadfastness and patience that doesn't seem feasible at Burningman.

maybe just a "scene" set up in the camera view that can be changed a few times a day - if you know the camera timing you could even avoid being caught during scene changes.
by ScottV
Sat Dec 20, 2003 9:10 am
Forum: 2004 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: highlighting fluid patterns installation
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

Getter?

I wonder if there is a chemical or compound that if carefully added would react with the fluorescenct material and have it sink to the bottom. That way you could use the same water over and over. I would think that the highlighter recipe is a combination of chemicals that might not completely react ...

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