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by didjeridude
Thu May 10, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Voltage drop when connecting LED mesh in series?
Replies: 1
Views: 859

Voltage drop when connecting LED mesh in series?

We're looking to cover our dome in LED mesh (well most of it, maybe not the entire thing). There is RGB LED mesh which is 2m x 3m in dimension, online for about $20. These LED meshes can be connected in series. Has anyone worked with this sort of LED mesh before and connected lots of them in series?...
by didjeridude
Sun May 06, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 50
Views: 5708

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

I'll add, if you only have a few people build the frame on the ground and put the roof tarp on after the frame is installed on the uprights. If you tie a rope, centered, across the roof frame from upwind to the downwind ends of the frame you can bungy the upwind end first then unroll the roof tarp ...
by didjeridude
Sun May 06, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips on lifting a 50ft dome for top down build
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Re: Tips on lifting a 50ft dome for top down build

Look here for past vendors that delivered heavy equipment rentals to the Playa: https://burningman.org/event/camps/deliveries/outside-services-providers/ Note: This is the list for 2017 and may change for 2018. Then post here once you get quotes to see if you can share cost with other camps that ma...
by didjeridude
Fri May 04, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips on lifting a 50ft dome for top down build
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Re: Tips on lifting a 50ft dome for top down build

We had help from dpw for our 65. Including the cover, but I do not believe dpw does heavy equipment for camps today. The Burningman Spark is the revived forum for camps to share resources including heavy equipment. You need to know your tubing weight with certainty to proceed. If you search for Man...
by didjeridude
Thu May 03, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips on lifting a 50ft dome for top down build
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Re: Tips on lifting a 50ft dome for top down build

Ping someone at Deathguild and see how they arrange for a DPW crane to come in for build and tear-down. I know that they have a DPW night for thunder dome fights so maybe it’s informal. When building big art in years past, we were able to schedule heavy equipment via our art support team. Ask the B...
by didjeridude
Wed May 02, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips on lifting a 50ft dome for top down build
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Tips on lifting a 50ft dome for top down build

Hi All, There is an old thread on this from about 10yrs ago, so I'm looking for updated information specifically on a top down build for a large dome. Our camp has a 6v / 50 ft geodesic dome which I believe is 1" EMT struts (direct connection at verticies, no hubs). Online calculators tell me this s...
by didjeridude
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: G'day from Qatar...
Replies: 2
Views: 689

G'day from Qatar...

Hi everyone, I first heard about BM in the mid 90s as a uni student in Australia. I registered on this forum some 13 yrs ago in the hope I could attend in the near future. Then my account lay dormant while life got in the way (...yeah fuck life getting in the way of the burn hey? BOOOORING). Finally...
by didjeridude
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 945486

Re: cooling your tent or van

didjeridude You're way over thinking this. Not the first, won't be the last. Residential and industrial evap coolers fall into two styles. The 'cell deck media' found in MasterCool units which do use a single media deck. And the rest of the mfg's three or four sided units. These use expanded paper,...
by didjeridude
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 945486

Re: cooling your tent or van

Hope this helps you enjoy your BURNNNNNNNNNNN!!! 8) The last design here showing air intake on 3 sides, would work better (theoretically according to physical science) if you just draw the same total volume of air through one side (the opposite side of the fan), and make a thicker layer of evaporat...
by didjeridude
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 945486

Re: cooling your tent or van

Has anyone experimented with a rectangle or box shaped design (such as a regular cooler) ? 1. Dust filter at air intake vent 2. Tape either one big chunky pad or a series of multiple thinner pads up tightly to the interior sides of the cooler 3. A simple "in parallel" sprinkler irrigation system to ...
by didjeridude
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on this minivan shade structure idea....
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: Thoughts on this minivan shade structure idea....

Update. Thanks for the advice and suggestions folks. Based on some of your feedback and additional reading, I'm just going to park the vehicle under a larger 1" EMT flat shade structure which we're building for the 20 or so tents we expect in our camp. Far better use of shared resources :-)
by didjeridude
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator
Replies: 276
Views: 153705

Re: Playa Tested Greywater Evaporator

I'm designing a cascade evapotron and came across this thread which has great ideas. Someone mentioned above they just use a square or rectangle design which it a great idea actually because this allows the following modifications to increase total surface area: 1. use a 4x4ft square sheet of play f...
by didjeridude
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: laundry on the playa?
Replies: 84
Views: 13401

Re: laundry on the playa?

That is not permitted unless you pack the spent toilet paper out with you. It clogs the pumping equipment so use the crisp stuff ONLY. The only things that you bring to the JOTS for depositing must come out of your body. There have been some shitty years in the past that have prompted these rules. ...
by didjeridude
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: laundry on the playa?
Replies: 84
Views: 13401

Re: laundry on the playa?

Token wrote: You clearly have not wiped enough ass with the crisp porta-John approved toilet paper.

Please be kind and don’t slime the lawn chairs.
lol.... /makes mental note to purchase super soft silky smooth toilet paper in Reno.
by didjeridude
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on this minivan shade structure idea....
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: Thoughts on this minivan shade structure idea....

It's likely there won't be a rack on the roof anyway. I figured out the total distance from ground, up over the vehicle and back to ground on other side which is about 22ft. So actually a 16x20ft tarp would be a good size. It would be possible to anchor each side of the tarp to the ground with a 1 f...
by didjeridude
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Thoughts on this minivan shade structure idea....
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Thoughts on this minivan shade structure idea....

I'm travelling from o/s and I won't have much time to prep a fancy shade structure. I just need to be able to hit up walmart and home depot on the way from SF intl airport and get what I need. I do have some scope to get help locally ahead of time though. Anyway, I'm planning to camp in a dodge cara...
by didjeridude
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: laundry on the playa?
Replies: 84
Views: 13401

Re: laundry on the playa?

I live in, and have travelled light through, a lot of hot, humid and dusty countries. By far the best solution to "just bring 20 pairs of undies" is to NOT WEAR ANY. This only really becomes an issue if undies ARE your chosen costume but you don't want to go 100% starkers.
by didjeridude
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Acoustic insulation for generators
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Acoustic insulation for generators

Hi all, I'm actually a birgin and planning to attend BM 2018, but I live in a desert location and we do parties out in the sand dunes using a 5kva generator to power the sound system and lights. I've been reading about the ever present generator hum at BM on various websites. A simple solution we us...
by didjeridude
Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:41 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You...
Replies: 5444
Views: 774802

The first law of thermodynamics states that energy and matter cannot be created or destroyed and that the total amount of energy and matter in the Universe remains constant, merely changing from one form to another. Thus, once upon a time a collection of cosmic gas and dust condensed to become a nuc...

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