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by kowtow
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: BRC Tour of Homes
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: BRC Tour of Homes

I totally love your vision and project and would enjoy being a part of it. Were you guy's an officially placed camp last year? Curious, because another veteran burner and I are putting together a camp for placement this year. We've got all the infrastructure (large dome, shade space, music/video pro...
by kowtow
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Electronic Art and Securing Structure
Replies: 20
Views: 2715

Re: Electronic Art and Securing Structure

Sorry for the delay, I've been getting way too into propane and flames lately... I've told myself to ditch the propane and get back to my gifting... Update. Here is the initial design. Unfortunately the CAD program isn't able to support the vast number of LEDs, so I can't show those details on this ...
by kowtow
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Theme suggestions go here...
Replies: 113
Views: 7961

Re: 2017 Art Theme Suggestions

Safety First! "No - drones, lasers, paratroopers, fat tire bikes, segways, kites, untethered tents and canopies, zip-lines, Thunderdome, bondage, barbie dolls, latex, sparkle ponies, hippies, virgins, mutant vehicles, sound camps, darkwads, any art or Man in excess of 49 inches, or participants...
by kowtow
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Pyro Board Thoughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Pyro Board Thoughts?

I'm planning on building a couple of pyro boards for the this coming year and I was wondering if there were any camps that have had experience with this and could provide some tips. My plan is to have two 24"x24" boards with two six inch speakers driving each pyro board. Some of my concern...
by kowtow
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?
Replies: 41
Views: 3180

Re: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?

You want an impact driver. They sell super handy little 1/4" drive models but I'd be more tempted to go up a size. I have to agree with the Captain, pump up the impact wrench to something you know will do the job. I took a 1/2", 20Volt impact driver with 5/8" x 23" lag bolts and...
by kowtow
Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Electronic Art and Securing Structure
Replies: 20
Views: 2715

Re: Electronic Art and Securing Structure

I've done work on programming and building systems employing lots of strips (72 strips x50) using LEDscape and some custom software. I'm also in the Portlandish area. I'd be cool to see what you're doing and help out if possible. Hey BBadger - I'll send you a PM. I want to see your work. I have rea...
by kowtow
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Electronic Art and Securing Structure
Replies: 20
Views: 2715

Re: Electronic Art and Securing Structure

Awesome resource links SomeSeeingEye! I'm delving deep into the throngs of all this content. I have no idea where you get this information, but holy cow you don't do it half-assed to you? Thanks again!!!
by kowtow
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Electronic Art and Securing Structure
Replies: 20
Views: 2715

Re: Electronic Art and Securing Structure

What projects have you been involved with or created out on the playa? My art assists were in 2012 and 2013 with Rob Bell and the Zonotopia Crew. First was the Two Trees...the LEDs were all addressable but Rob liked the system-wide color effect and wouldn't let me disco them out :) The second one w...
by kowtow
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Electronic Art and Securing Structure
Replies: 20
Views: 2715

Re: Electronic Art and Securing Structure

Hi Kowtow!!!!! So great to see you back in here! Where in the HELL have you been? We missed yer azzz something fierce!!!! Welcome back!! So 2016 was a distracted year. Distracted by Defaultia and I bought a park model in a 55+ resort in AZ. I know, call me the enigma... I'm one of the only republic...
by kowtow
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Electronic Art and Securing Structure
Replies: 20
Views: 2715

Re: Electronic Art and Securing Structure

Great input Jackass. I totally didn't think about the dielectric grease. That's an excellent choice for the ICs and capacitors especially. The PCBA's aren't super component intensive, but there are over 680 individual circuit boards that will be involved in the project and that ends up being a coupl...
by kowtow
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Electronic Art and Securing Structure
Replies: 20
Views: 2715

Re: Electronic Art and Securing Structure

I also work with a long-time burner who has been a part of various art installations (Groovik's Cube) and temple builds. He wasn't a lead on these projects, but he also suggested the inner ratchet system like you have. He also told me about the recycled CDs. That cracks me up. BTW, you're being nice...
by kowtow
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Electronic Art and Securing Structure
Replies: 20
Views: 2715

Re: Electronic Art and Securing Structure

Thanks maladroit! I have 23" x 5/8" lag screws that I used for the "theater room" in 2015. This was directly from previous advice from Figjam and the impact driver was a piece of cake to install and de-install these bolts. I was definitely wondering if an "inner" lag sy...
by kowtow
Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Electronic Art and Securing Structure
Replies: 20
Views: 2715

Electronic Art and Securing Structure

I'm finally taking my Burn to the next level. Having taken last year off it left me feeling absent and neglectful, so now I'm trying to make up for my selfish and inconsiderate behavior (resultant from not attending) by offering more than just schwag in 2017. Not that there is anything wrong with sc...
by kowtow
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room
Replies: 475
Views: 19409

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

chuckularone wrote:Ah, memories. Good food. Good people.


Ya and the sights and sounds weren't too shitty either.
by kowtow
Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Should PnP have to pay full price for Sherpia Tickets?
Replies: 37
Views: 2102

Re: Should PnP have to pay full price for Sherpia Tickets?

Can't we unionize and bring the Sherpa's and Hippies under one umbrella organization called Shitties? Then the sherpa's could pick up after the hippie's (as part of their radical inclusiveness) when they finished their duties at the PnP. Excessive apostrophe abuse! Hippies. Sherpas. The sherpa's ti...
by kowtow
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:28 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Should PnP have to pay full price for Sherpia Tickets?
Replies: 37
Views: 2102

Re: Should PnP have to pay full price for Sherpia Tickets?

Can't we unionize and bring the Sherpa's and Hippies under one umbrella organization called Shitties?

Then the sherpa's could pick up after the hippie's (as part of their radical inclusiveness) when they finished their duties at the PnP.
by kowtow
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room
Replies: 475
Views: 19409

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

It's say's the picture was taken during the Embrace burn, so if memory serves... I was passed out. I came home at 5:00am that morning, so I'm guessing the pic was taken on Friday morning around 8:00-8:30am. I can't make out anything other than UnjonHarley sipping milk.
by kowtow
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room
Replies: 475
Views: 19409

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Awesome pic, Figjam! Thanks for posting that! :mrgreen: Kowtows cooler is visible, but the trampoline is not, so that narrows this to between Wed afternoon and Thursday afternoon I think. Anybody else have any ideas of timing? Okay, I know I don't remember a lot about the Burn including the camera ...
by kowtow
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Getting your shit back together: progress reports
Replies: 143
Views: 6934

Re: Getting your shit back together: progress reports

robbidobbs wrote:I'm saving a can of beer gifted to me at the DPW Parade for 10/4 Decompression Day.


Is it a Coors Light? I donated 2 cases of Coors Light to the DPW as I was pushing out the gate at exodus.
by kowtow
Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Getting your shit back together: progress reports
Replies: 143
Views: 6934

Re: Getting your shit back together: progress reports

I am keeping a few things unwashed so I can wrap myself in dustyness whenever I get Homesick. Amen!!! 8) I just finished a 12-pack of 7-Up that had been on the playa with me for 10 days and as I as folding up the cardboard to throw into the recycling bin, I noticed it was caked with playa dust. I d...
by kowtow
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 3945

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

FIGJAM wrote:"Contents may have settled in transport!" :mrgreen:


Lol...
by kowtow
Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 3945

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

Psychotherapy as a spectator sport? I'm in. Schooch over on the couch you guys and share the popcorn. And make sure someone has their finger on the volume button for when this gets loud. :mrgreen: What? you a spectator.. Your should be in the center ring.. I wouldn't mind seeing GC in the center ri...
by kowtow
Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room
Replies: 475
Views: 19409

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

How could anyone expect anything less? It is fun to fuck with the proprietor every now and then just to see if he's on his toes.

Now where did I lay that fucking spoke wrench... found it!
by kowtow
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Update: Falling in Love at Burning Man
Replies: 71
Views: 7755

Re: Update: Falling in Love at Burning Man

Man, I sure fell in love at Burning Man: ⋅ I fell in love with everyone that harassed me on those early morning "walks of shame" back to camp ⋅ I fell in love with all the people that got me to break out of the initial rut of not wanting to get out and experience everyt...
by kowtow
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room
Replies: 475
Views: 19409

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

Well, here is good, and I just made some popcorn, so... TELL! :mrgreen: It started when I brought all the fixin's for mimosa's and her favorite donuts (plain cake and plain cake with chocolate). I wanted to please my mistress before I even had met her.... Arriving at the location just before 6:00am...
by kowtow
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room
Replies: 475
Views: 19409

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

My-my-my.... Chuck goes to New Orleans and Kowtow goes to a slave cave.... Since this is eplaya - the forum for The Man. Everyone knows that anything goes at Burning Man. Where does one go to spew random deviant stories about being beaten and humiliated at the hands of a 5'11", 23 year old, bl...
by kowtow
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 3945

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

I've always loved that video. I favor the "No Go Zone" there are always a lot more opportunities and a lot less competition. It's only me and unjonharley vying for the same ladies.
by kowtow
Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: any undercover run-ins?
Replies: 63
Views: 5340

Re: any undercover run-ins?

No under cover action on the playa for me this year.. The only undercover action I spotted this year was the camera I found under cover in my underwear. I still have no idea how it remained there for over five hours un-noticed... Must have been a LEO plant! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
by kowtow
Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.
Replies: 127
Views: 3945

Re: Therapy, psychology, and all that jazz.

Here's my philosophy and it's not worth anything more than what I paid to join this forum: 1. Psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists have cost me thousands of dollars over the years. Money spent well during those difficult times. 2. Wives and ex-wives have cost me ten's of thousands of dollars ...
by kowtow
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room
Replies: 475
Views: 19409

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

kowtow, First it's Dominatrix....and Second, I thought you said 6:00 P.M.???? MSJ (nice meeting you) Sorry, you're right it's DOMINATRIX but no I just confirmed it is in fact 6:00A.M. tomorrow with Mistress Boadicea... 3 hours of mimosa's, Voodoo Donuts, Wartenberg wheels, violet wand, riding crops...

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