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by Dato
Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: IPod + Amp System??
Replies: 18
Views: 3774

the coolest setup i've seen was a dual ipod mixer/crossfader that plugs into the docking ports...however if i had the money for 2 ipods and this board i would never take it out to the playa! http://www.shop.com/Gemini_I_TRAX_Dual_Ipod_Mixer_-44083901-58062061-p!.shtml Problem is, there's no pitch c...
by Dato
Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: IPod + Amp System??
Replies: 18
Views: 3774

Sure. You would just need to get a converter. Check out what the inputs are on the amp, and get a headphone jack to ___ converter.

If the amp takes RCAs, get a mini (headphone jack) to RCA.
If it's quater inch, mini to quarter inch.
If it's XLR, mini to XLR.

It shouldn't be a problem...
by Dato
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Any Russians here?
Replies: 6
Views: 1566

In the past, there has been a quite large, unified Russian camp. I campled with them in '04, and it would be the same camp unjonharley speaks of. There were almost 100 of us that year. Last year, and this year, the camp has been broken up into more of a village, with lots of smaller camps within it,...
by Dato
Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Where can I recharge my camera? Other camera advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 2866

Look for this thing and listen for reggae musak somewhere between 6-7 between D&E (the bathroom block). I'll most likely have the gennie running, and you are more than welcome to stop by, hang out, have a cold brew and recharge. :) http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i298/DatoDave/outside1.jpg two. mo...
by Dato
Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about dome construction
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

haha. yup. Already planning on it. Except one thing. We do have power, and fans which will be running at ground level. the fan on top will be this cool solar fan I saw at home depot. :D :D:D
by Dato
Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about dome construction
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

Thank you Mister Mischief! Took me a little while to figure out what you were talking about, but after a bit of color coding, we figured out that the dome is actually.......well......a soccer ball. :lol: http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i298/DatoDave/cover.gif So, all we need are 10 full hexagons, ...
by Dato
Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about dome construction
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

Here's some more pics in case anyone is interested. :) I took these from a post I made on another forum I'm on, and am too lazy to edit. I hope you guys don't mind. :p So, after a couple of years of trying various PVC structures and motor homes (wonderful, but expencive, and kinda defeat the purpose...
by Dato
Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Our Shade Enclosure (Help us make it usable!)
Replies: 25
Views: 5573

The problem with the easy ups is that the struts themselves bend very easily. A few months ago, we had one of those fly into our car at a music festival in the desert because the struts not only bent, but actualy ripped apart. The rebar may help, but I think the best thing to do is to have plenty of...
by Dato
Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about dome construction
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

Yeah, it's 24 feet in diameter, 3v 5/8ths dome. And yes, plenty of extra struts...never know what can go wrong! Oh, and at 15 feet tall, you either need ladder safety skills, or a good health insurance. hehe. Here's the funny bit. We double, tripple and quadruple checked alllll the cuts, bends, hole...
by Dato
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about dome construction
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

HAHA! It worked! It workkkkeeeedddd! Quite the amazing feeling when the last strut falls in place. We drilled and bent for 14 hours yestarday in a garage, in 110 degree heat. instane. But this.....this definately was worth it. I'll post up more pics tomorrow, but here's one of me just finishing the ...
by Dato
Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about dome construction
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

Whoohooo! Done pressing! It's amazing how fast it goes with a 20ton press once you have a good jig and a system worked out. The holes are next. We're taking tomorrow off, and *hoping* to finish up on saturday. We have all day and all night to drill, so we'll see if we can make it work. I know about ...
by Dato
Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about dome construction
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

score! No more hammering for me. Found someone yestarday with a 20 ton hydraulic press. :D Did about 90 squishes yestarday without a problem! Hoping to finish the squishing tonight, or tomorrow evening at the latest. All day saturday will be spent drilling and bending, so hopefully I'll see this thi...
by Dato
Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about dome construction
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

Whew. No press for me. Went all over the place, and could not find one for rent. Got a 10 pound sledge hammer instead. With 3 people rotating doing 10 pipes at a time, we only got through a bout 80. Man, that's a hell of a workout in 90+ degree heat! haha Problem with the sledge hammer is that even ...
by Dato
Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about dome construction
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

badjer, that sounds good. mine is 3/4" as well, so I guess a 5ton should work. Tarps are a last resort, but I would really love to sew up a custom cover. If I finish the hardware portion by this weekend as planned, it should give me a month and a half to work on the cover. And thanks for the foam su...
by Dato
Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about dome construction
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

For the pressing, I was planning to use either a 3 or a 5 ton hydrallic press, I figure it should be ok. I do have a drill press for drilling, and a few cordless drills for putting it together. As far as the seam, eveything else I read said I should keep the seam at a 45 degree angle to minimize slp...
by Dato
Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about dome construction
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

cool. Thanks! And of course I'm planning to do a trial run!!!! it would be a bit, errr, stupid to build something like this for the first time, and not make sure it it works before heading out ot the playa. =) Besides, I want to see the thing built! I emailed Tara at desert domes with the same quest...
by Dato
Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about dome construction
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

Yeah, I have a jig for cutting, but it's really hard to avoid the 1/8" type of errors. 1/8" Doesn't seem like much, but like you said, I'm afraid of them compounding. And I am going with the bigger pieces first, since it's the easiest part. Each 10foot section just gets cut in half. hehe And I'm mos...
by Dato
Mon Jul 10, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about dome construction
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

Cool. thanks! I figured the 1/8 of an inch shouldn't be a problem if the holes were drilled correctly, just wanted to make sure before I cut the rest of the piping. I just didn't want to end up in a situation where I got to the very top, and the last few pieces didn't fit. And yes, I'm bringing plen...
by Dato
Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Question about dome construction
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

Question about dome construction

Hey guys, new here... Was looking through the other topics on geodomes, and see that there are quite of few experienced dome builders here, so figured I'd give it a shot. I looked throught the other topics, and didn't see what I needed, but I did search. ;) I got all the calculations for this thing ...

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