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by torrey.smith
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?
Replies: 19
Views: 2126

Re: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?

dragonpilot wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:02 pm
How do folks feel about keeping to the BRC speed limit of 5 mph? Or are motorized personal conveyances exempt from this?
It's a good question. I typically operate my bicycle between 10 and 20 mph when I actually get on the damn thing. Is that also bad?
by torrey.smith
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?
Replies: 19
Views: 2126

Re: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?

torrey.smith (or anyone), Do you wear safety gear out there? Just curious. I broke my wrist riding a Onewheel, I don't go near the thing without wrist protectors on. If I am riding anywhere near max speed, then absolutely, as sudden nosedives are just killer bastards. With that said, I have owned a...
by torrey.smith
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?
Replies: 19
Views: 2126

Re: After action report from One Wheelers on the Playa?

Hi all..I know this is an old thread but I just went to my first Burn this year (2018) and it was awesome! Just wondered what you did if anything to prevent it being taken (as many bikes are taken there if you don't lock them up when parking to go off dancing etc) and how you did with the range and...
by torrey.smith
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Decompression in San Francisco
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Decompression in San Francisco

East Bay Burners is hosting a free social tonight at Classic Cars West in Oakland.

I might go out dancing after that. There's an Electro Swing & Funk Dance event in SF that looks fun and a lot of my favorite people are attending.
by torrey.smith
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: SINGAPORE BURNERS
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: SINGAPORE BURNERS

Sextant has a burner who lives in Singapore. PM me and I can hook you up. He's awesome!
by torrey.smith
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 94424

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

2018, or "I, Asphalt" I was honored to be invited out early for the Galaxia build, and it was there that we started to realize that pilot holes were going to be almost universally necessary for the big PE-46 penetrators (of which Galaxia used 100!). This was an extremely humbling year for me, as th...
by torrey.smith
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 24 Hours at Burning Man 2017... in 2018...
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: 24 Hours at Burning Man 2017... in 2018...

Loved it!

Thank you Mark Day!!
by torrey.smith
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: WANTED! Lunar Disco seeks Ventriloquists & rocket scientists
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: WANTED! Lunar Disco seeks Ventriloquists & rocket scientists

Damn! I'm an Aerospace Engineer but Sextant has me!!!
by torrey.smith
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: Sextant Tesla Coil (high fidelity sound!) Fundraiser
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: Sextant Tesla Coil (high fidelity sound!) Fundraiser

This is a 30 second clip of our first test! We love the new sound, but it's super quiet even putting 20,000 watts into it :shock: If you crank the volume you can hear the music pretty well but the hum of the generator is definitely interfering. We have a few knobs to twist; we're gonna bring this ou...
by torrey.smith
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Input on bringing my dude Big Daddy Crawler (a tracked vehicle) next year
Replies: 22
Views: 1524

Re: Input on bringing my dude Big Daddy Crawler (a tracked vehicle) next year

Definitely go to the BM DMV guidelines ASAP.

Tracked vehicles are non-trivial on their end.
by torrey.smith
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How Deep Can Ya Dig?
Replies: 6
Views: 3228

Re: How Deep Can Ya Dig?

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by torrey.smith
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Skydivers???? Where you at?
Replies: 21
Views: 738

Re: Skydivers???? Where you at?

I'm just 7 jumps into AFF and hoping to jump with Burning Sky, possibly in 2019.

The irreverent impetuous indolence shown above is not representative of all skydivers!!!
by torrey.smith
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 94424

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Token wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:18 pm
A vibrating high power penetrative act with much rejoicing and satisfaction!






by torrey.smith
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 94424

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I've ordered from the Fastener Superstore for years, but thru amazon as the shipping is cheaper. Search " 3/8 X 14 Lag Screws / Hex Head / Steel / Zinc / 50 Pc. Carton " I just ordered two cartons for Sextant. thanks for the prompt! We've added a handful of Costco 10x20's and people tend to come as...
by torrey.smith
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 94424

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Are 2-3 12" 3/8 lags at the feet of each pole on a 10x20 EMT shade structure with 2 16" 1/2" lags connected to the top corners connected by ratchet straps going to be enough to keep it from flying away? Sextant had a lot of success with one or two 3/8" lags in the base last year. I think ours were ...
by torrey.smith
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Water table depth at BRC ?
Replies: 7
Views: 532

Re: Water table depth at BRC ?

It varies of course. Typically between 4 and 6 ft before the chocolate pudding starts. When we do anchor pull tests we get a good read on it by seeing what comes up with the anchor. https://youtu.be/p_bHbuLeDE4 https://youtu.be/eGlyBvB4F7U Here you can see a combination of damp Playa and too-tight t...
by torrey.smith
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best food in Reno!
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: Best food in Reno!

Sushimi's all you can eat sushi (formerly known as Hiroba). We gorge ourselves every time we pass through (BM, Juplaya, etc.) and this is a must do.
by torrey.smith
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Camping with Asterix is neat because...
Replies: 12
Views: 882

Re: Camping with Asterix is neat because...

Spag wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:05 am
torrey.smith wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:39 am
We offer zip at Sextant too.
Omg, I just check out your website. You guys are fucking nuts and I love it! I really hope a few of your ideas come to fruition.
We have a little fun.





by torrey.smith
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Camping with Asterix is neat because...
Replies: 12
Views: 882

Re: Camping with Asterix is neat because...

We offer zip at Sextant too.
by torrey.smith
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: AC Suggestion?
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: AC Suggestion?

I use a 12,000 BTU AC for my Shift Pod.

We also make a buried power grid with a central whisperwatt diesel generator and spider box distro.
by torrey.smith
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Tell me where you at 2018?
Replies: 27
Views: 1319

Re: Tell me where you at 2018?

Sarge
Sextant
7:15 & Esplanade
by torrey.smith
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: Sextant Tesla Coil (high fidelity sound!) Fundraiser
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Sextant Tesla Coil (high fidelity sound!) Fundraiser

Sextant is excited to be working on a new kind of sound with our big coil! The basic idea is using a new ultra high speed solid state switching circuit to be able to overlay lots of tiny sparks in an attempt to construct a complex sound with a sweetness to it. So, like, human voice and stuff :mrgree...
by torrey.smith
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Placement of the camp?
Replies: 12
Views: 689

Re: Placement of the camp?

JMS, Joining a camp is NOT EASY. This is not some resort where you just show up and sign in. I know I’m going to sound harsh, but you are in over your head (based on all of your posts). You have no clue where you are going and what you have signed up for. Fly yourself out to the US. Rent a car. Fig...
by torrey.smith
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: International Ranger looking to be adopted by creative camp
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: International Ranger looking to be adopted by creative camp

Sextant is looking for people with interest in sound. We're on the verge of a breakthrough into making high fidelity sound with our giant Tesla Coil. It's currently limited to a very harsh MIDI sound, bit what comes next could be very fun with the right team. A fair number of us have been to Afrikab...
by torrey.smith
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Mobility Camp will be back in 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Mobility Camp will be back in 2018

The Rat Lady wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:55 pm
You bet Sarge!
Do you know where you will be this year?

Rat Lady
Sextant is at 7:15 & Esplanade!!!

I told a lot of people about Trevor at Freezer Burn <3

by torrey.smith
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Mobility Camp will be back in 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Mobility Camp will be back in 2018

Come by Sextant for your usual harness wrangling up the Tower!
by torrey.smith
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: 2 way radio experiences on the playa
Replies: 14
Views: 2597

Re: 2 way radio experiences on the playa

KS4RGE here. We went Ham last year to great effect. Sextant does study sessions and carpools to test locations so we can get a contingent of legal Hams in camp to run the radios between the Tower, vünderbar, zipline LZ, mobile leads, and camp command. The 888s is a remarkable option because I can pu...
by torrey.smith
Tue May 01, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 869
Views: 94424

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

I came across this part from this ePlaya thread started by Elliot . I ordered one (only $27!) and I'm excited to test it with the next round of Sextant Penetrator Science Glory (SPSG) on the Playa. This could be an excellent way to anchor vertical 4x4's on the Playa. I am interested in the basic pro...
by torrey.smith
Tue May 01, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: No-Dig Ground Screw?
Replies: 7
Views: 1442

Re: No-Dig Ground Screw?

Well it arrived and I'm intrigued! It's a hollow welded-up assembly of mild steel that's been galvanized, which gives it some unique properties.

I'm going to cross post to FIGJAM's main thread.

Sextant will definitely test this on our next round.

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by torrey.smith
Tue May 01, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 50
Views: 5012

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

One thing I'd like to point out is that at Burning Man, a spacetime vortex causes the sunlight to always come in dead sideways to bypass the top and hit you right in the feels. I recommend side panels on the sunny side, and to plan your orientation appropriately. Sextant has a 40x190 ft shade struct...

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