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by Funkfish
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric LED Surfboards?
Replies: 36
Views: 13385

Electric LED Surfboards?

Hi all, just had an amazing 4th Burn this year despite a bit of dust and cold. I had a question, I keep seeing people riding these custom LED Electric longboards on the playa. They're obviously very custom I'm just curious how they went about making them. Does anyone know the person behind these? He...
by Funkfish
Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Renting a power grid level generator - advice needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3275

Re: Renting a power grid level generator - advice needed

Token wrote: penny wise, pound foolish is the phrase for getting anything other than the Honda or Yamaha ultra-quiet gennys when you talk Burning Man abuse.
Haha that was the exact word I used when talking to my camp mates. But budget is tight and we're trying to maximize our spend.
by Funkfish
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Renting a power grid level generator - advice needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3275

Re: Renting a power grid level generator - advice needed

Since we're talking about the Honda EU2000 does anyone have any experience with this Hyundai generator? http://www.amazon.com/Hyundai-HY2000si- ... B004919NEK It seems to be similarly spec'd but about half the price. Thoughts?
by Funkfish
Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Protein/Supplement Type Shake to Feel Good on the Playa?
Replies: 23
Views: 3730

Protein/Supplement Type Shake to Feel Good on the Playa?

So with all of the craziness constantly happening during the week at BM, eating properly can be tough. I'm wondering if its possible to make/buy a supplement type shake to drink when I wake up. I'm thinking of like a concoction of vitamins, minerals, and any other supplements that would keep your bo...
by Funkfish
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Renting a power grid level generator - advice needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3275

Re: Renting a power grid level generator - advice needed

So the good news is I miscalculated the power requirements a bit. I was concerned with the wattage but really I should have been looking at the amperage. Each speaker is about 2amps. So the whole system is about 12-17amps. The $1000 dollar Honda EU2000 could almost handle this. I did have a feeling ...
by Funkfish
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Renting a power grid level generator - advice needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3275

Re: Renting a power grid level generator - advice needed

You're right that marketing wise audio watts are peak watts. But notice that I said the speakers are 1000W RMS. They're 2000W Peak so that's where I drew my calculation from.

So if I were to go the EU6500 route does anyone know where you can rent these and what to expect to pay?
by Funkfish
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Renting a power grid level generator - advice needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3275

Re: Renting a power grid level generator - advice needed

I do understand volts/amps/watts in enough to research this. I'm not an electrician but I have a degree in sound engineering so I'm not exactly clueless. My post was more dumbed down for general forum chat. But the sound system alone 1 QSC K-12 is 1000W RMS. * 3 = 3000W 1 SUB 1000W RMS = 4000W DJ ge...
by Funkfish
Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Renting a power grid level generator - advice needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3275

Re: Renting a power grid level generator - advice needed

Yeah we probably don't need 25kw this year. However we do plan on out growing a EU6500 by next year which is why we looked into renting. It's also tough because we're an east coast based camp so heavy things like generators would have to live on the west coast and then essentially only get used once...
by Funkfish
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Renting a power grid level generator - advice needed
Replies: 22
Views: 3275

Renting a power grid level generator - advice needed

It seems a lot of members of our camp are looking into purchasing tiny little noisy generators for various reasons. So I've decided it would be a good idea to look into renting a power grid for our camp. Our camp consists of about 60 people. The power requirements off the top of my head are. Sound s...
by Funkfish
Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Need help with large shade structure for multiple yurts.
Replies: 13
Views: 1854

Re: Need help with large shade structure for multiple yurts.

Wow great post, thanks for the help. Also out of curiosity what would you estimate the ball park price for this project would be? Also do you think it would be significantly cheaper if we started with a more affordable shade cloth, then upgraded to aluminet next year?
by Funkfish
Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Need help with large shade structure for multiple yurts.
Replies: 13
Views: 1854

Re: Need help with large shade structure for multiple yurts.

I knew someone would mention this too. We have other people in the group that are builders and engineers. I'm just the only one that cares enough to take the initiative to get the ball rolling.
by Funkfish
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Need help with large shade structure for multiple yurts.
Replies: 13
Views: 1854

Re: Need help with large shade structure for multiple yurts.

Haha I knew someone was going to ask this. They still get super hot during the day, just not as bad as a tent. A friends camp had shade over their yurts and they were super comfortable all week. Also not everyone will have a hexayurt. This is just a general 'sleeping shaded area' we're trying to bui...
by Funkfish
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Need help with large shade structure for multiple yurts.
Replies: 13
Views: 1854

Need help with large shade structure for multiple yurts.

So I know there are many posts on here about shade structures, but I'm having a hard time finding what I need and this is new territory for me so I'm hoping someone could lend a hand. I'm looking to build a large shade structure for our camp. Essentially I'm trying to make a shaded area that will go...
by Funkfish
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Using car's battery for yurt power?
Replies: 45
Views: 6379

Using car's battery for yurt power?

So I had an idea to use the battery on my car as a power source for my yurt. The main things I'd be using it for are to power my swamp cooler (figjam's model) during the day and to power some LED lighting strips inside my yurt. I'm wondering if a standard car battery could sustain this. I'd also lik...
by Funkfish
Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Last minute shade structure on a budget?
Replies: 17
Views: 2947

Re: Last minute shade structure on a budget?

Yeah I've been googling shade cloth san francisco. Even called a few places. Having a hard time finding anything wider than 6ft.
by Funkfish
Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Last minute shade structure on a budget?
Replies: 17
Views: 2947

Re: Last minute shade structure on a budget?

Ah just saw the monkey hut. Looks doable build wise but transporting it to the playa might be a challenge. I'm thinking just some tent poles holding up the shade cloth held down by some rebar is the way to go. But where can I purchase decent shade cloth? And what are my options besides aluminet? (Ki...
by Funkfish
Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Last minute shade structure on a budget?
Replies: 17
Views: 2947

Re: Last minute shade structure on a budget?

I've seen the monkey hut pictures but I have no idea what is required to set one up. Looks rather complicated from the pics I've seen. Also I'm still trying to figure out where to purchase shade cloth between SFO and Black Rock City? I was thinking home depot but seems they don't have anything wider...
by Funkfish
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Last minute shade structure on a budget?
Replies: 17
Views: 2947

Last minute shade structure on a budget?

I know there are many shade structure posts on the forum but I haven't been able to find a clear answer on this. We fly into SFO Sunday AM and are grabbing a mid sized rental car. We have a yurt waiting for us on the playa that is about 10x10 I believe. All we're looking to do is put some shade over...
by Funkfish
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Is it possible to make a tent comfortable?
Replies: 27
Views: 3076

Is it possible to make a tent comfortable?

So I camped in a yurt with an AC unit last year which was pretty great. I don't know if I'll be able to do the same this year however. We all know that tents on the playa get balls hot the second the sun comes out though. Is it possible to make a tent sleepable during the day at all? Maybe with some...
by Funkfish
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Bike LED Flag Pole?
Replies: 25
Views: 14042

Re: Bike LED Flag Pole?

Look up "LED off road whips" http://www.safeglowhips.com/?gclid=CNTCwcX767cCFaN_QgodqSgADg is one of the things I came across. They are pretty common use on Dirtbikes and such in the desert BOOM that's exactly what I was talking about! Thanks so much! (might be cheaper to wrap some EL wire around a...
by Funkfish
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Bike LED Flag Pole?
Replies: 25
Views: 14042

Re: Bike LED Flag Pole?

Wrap wire and LEDs on a fishing pole? That's what my friend did on his, but he used EL-wire. Helped a lot with locating him. Yup that's the obvious answer and probably what I'll default too if I can't find a better solution. I remember seeing something last year that looked like a solid LED pole th...
by Funkfish
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Birthday on the Playa?
Replies: 22
Views: 4555

Birthday on the Playa?

So this year my birthday falls during the week of BM (The 27th) which I'm pretty stoked about. Obviously just being on the playa will make it an amazing birthday but I'm trying to think if there's anything extra special/interesting/different/cool that I should do for my bday. Any ideas?
by Funkfish
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:30 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Utility belt?
Replies: 57
Views: 13028

Utility belt?

I'm trying to think of a way to carry odds and ends around without being weighed down by a backpack. I'd probably just put simple stuff in the pack like moisturizer, sun screen, lip balm, googles (they're small) and a bandana. I'm sure I could just put all this in a fanny pack but I don't exactly wa...
by Funkfish
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Bike LED Flag Pole?
Replies: 25
Views: 14042

Bike LED Flag Pole?

I'm looking to put a little light up flag pole off the rear of my bike so I can find mine in the sea of other bikes. I've seen this last year but I can't seem to find anything online for it. Any ideas (aside from just wrapping el wire around a pole)

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