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by dragonfly Jafe
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: MV brainstorm -- run golf cart motor on 110 AC?
Replies: 68
Views: 11956

or you could just use a variac transformer, like this;

http://www.variac.com/staco_3PN10_20.htm

(and I have one you could play with if you give it back some day)
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Power To The Playa... From Germany!
Replies: 152
Views: 43123

...Kvon, you could always disguise your installation by having the surface look like a half-finished Art project (there are, unfortunately, all too many of those at BM). That way, no one would be interested in it and no photographs would be taken... I am sad to hear that you might try to complete mo...
by dragonfly Jafe
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Art Intallation at BM10: "Ein Hammer" by Jellyfish
Replies: 317
Views: 86103

the Popes?
by dragonfly Jafe
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Need help with a tower structure
Replies: 27
Views: 4386

The suspension of your van will make the tower wobbly, especially if you plan on driving with it attached. If you will leave it parked, consider jacking the car up on each corner and adding jack-stands underneath supporting the frame. This will eliminate any sway associated with the suspension. Bamb...
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Trucks as potential mutant vehicles
Replies: 31
Views: 4372

yes, a stripped down pick-up truck (small or big) makes an excellent MV base.
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: How to catch your prey.
Replies: 71
Views: 8181

...first, make sure your alone (unless your into THAT sort of thing) Next remove your pants (alternatively if your pants are equipped with a zipper, or you are naked or wearing a kilt or dress, you may skip this step) Choose either hand (preferably NOT the one you use to greet other People with) and...
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Recycled water anyone?
Replies: 63
Views: 8657

Victorian wrote:Are you guys referring to "swamp coolers"????
Yes, they are referring to swamp coolers. They work pretty good at BM (very hot and dry). We used one in 2005 & 2006 using our cooler melt water and it cooled an insulated gp medium tent nicely.
by dragonfly Jafe
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Towards a More Accessible Burn
Replies: 174
Views: 44983

here is an idea; http://www.wheelchair-lifts-ramps.com/Solid-5--Ramp.htm http://www.wheelchair-lifts-ramps.com/Sidedoor-Ramps.htm buy 12 of these $261 x 12 = $3132 then buy 12x chains and 12x locks secure them at strategic locations (ie; 1 each plaza, 2 center camp, 1 man, 1 temple, 4 along Esplanad...
by dragonfly Jafe
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Towards a More Accessible Burn
Replies: 174
Views: 44983

Vehicles & Wheelchairs; http://www.travelsafer.org/RideSafe_Web.pdf http://www.usatechguide.org/articledisplay.php?artid=14 airlines paper on boarding wheelchairs; http://ntl.bts.gov/DOCS/T10.html building ramps to ADA specifications; http://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/ramps/ada-specs.ph...
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Art Intallation at BM10: "Ein Hammer" by Jellyfish
Replies: 317
Views: 86103

...what's he...doing in there...?
by dragonfly Jafe
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Has anyone ever done a methane digester on the playa?
Replies: 30
Views: 3895

girl Mark wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:A night light that runs on doo doo... what will they think of next?!
Actually, ideally, it'd be a water heater that runs on doo doo- but the heat exchanger for the water heating system is more likely to at least be disguised as some kind of fire art.
...using poo in a shower system maybe?
by dragonfly Jafe
Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Towards a More Accessible Burn
Replies: 174
Views: 44983

Art Grants are due Feb. 1st

(might be a good way to quickly see if they are interested in helping to solve this problem in our little experiment in "community")
by dragonfly Jafe
Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Towards a More Accessible Burn
Replies: 174
Views: 44983

and the ADA standards are the minimum. Gentler grades, wider slopes, bigger landings, if possible. We built the Dragonfly Lounge in 2003 and wanted to make it "ADA compliant" (after having to regretfully turn down a wheelchair-bound Citizen in 2002, who we could not even brute-force lift aboard due ...
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Ola Loa Drinks at Center Camp
Replies: 22
Views: 4610

the great center camp spaghetti monster of 2010!
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Ola Loa Drinks at Center Camp
Replies: 22
Views: 4610

marybeth wrote:...our kitchen and meal schedule was a constant source of drama in our camp. if we could cut that need out, then we'd be totally free out there...
or you could just be self reliant, camp by yourself, and be totally free (no need to have the Org do something first)
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Power To The Playa... From Germany!
Replies: 152
Views: 43123

...I am at such a loss, or perhaps it is merely cultural differences, to understand how all that I read of this festival, can be true. The freedom of expression and uninhibited enjoyment of activities, and other persons, seems so "un-controlled", that, I am having difficulty comprehending it's exis...
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Tracked vehicle construction?
Replies: 350
Views: 98134

...I have given up on the 100% tracked vehicle for now...although I do plan to pick it back up one day. I am now torn between a big-wheel bike with fire effects or a half-track bike like the old kettengrad's of WWII for BM2010. However, I am fascinated by the talk and trying to follow...a CVT or lar...
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:17 am
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Power To The Playa... From Germany!
Replies: 152
Views: 43123

...once you go to Black Rock City, you never go back!

If you do make it to the Playa, stop by Terminal City at 3:15 and A street and we will give you some fantastic ice-cold American beer in patriotic colored cans...
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: OT. Casino gambling and comp'ed rooms?
Replies: 21
Views: 2885

...interesting thread...now I know why I never got comped for anything (I think I might have spent $50 once in a casino - usually for me it is quarter poker on a $20 stake until I don't want anymore watered down free drinks...)
by dragonfly Jafe
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Recycled water anyone?
Replies: 63
Views: 8657

Experimenting with water recycling systems is one thing. Depending on them for your life is another....but then you can buy ice (as the Captain says) and watch it melt, so as long as you have money (and the ice trucks keep coming), you won't die of thirst. just don't ask to "drink" from OED's "penis...
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Hushville people. Are you out there?
Replies: 83
Views: 18863

...those sufficiently motivated could observe said Offenders in their daily (and nightly) goings, with a camera and telephoto lens, capturing anything of interest. This could be followed by a brief conversation (along with a copy of said photos) with the appropriate Agencies (of which there are a pl...
by dragonfly Jafe
Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Steinway piano/"pinemom"/Terminal City
Replies: 77
Views: 8978

..that was a pretty neat trebuchet...
by dragonfly Jafe
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: For all those towing trailers...
Replies: 332
Views: 74448

..of course then there is the opposite problem - where one properly equipped rig (say my F350 pulling my car trailer) tries to pass and pull next to another properly equipped rig (say the Captain's pulling HIS boat car), both going the speed limit, so's to get a refill on their margarita....
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Screw the Banks and Investment Firms
Replies: 1277
Views: 157627

can't sit still wrote:...This is the time to be overweight gold and silver....
Precious Metals;

Gold
Silver
Brass
Lead
Steel
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Looking to Possibly join a theme camp.
Replies: 57
Views: 9366

look for the Regional's Contact for your state (search main BM site for Regionals). Get in touch. Most states have events all year long, providing a chance to get to know some potential camp-mates BEFORE you commit to spending a week with them (and also get some of those fashion tips). Good Luck, an...
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Looking to Possibly join a theme camp.
Replies: 57
Views: 9366

why?
by dragonfly Jafe
Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Predatory Banking Practices -- I couldn't believe this!
Replies: 42
Views: 5078

Banks are spending gobs of lobbying money (after getting bailed out by the Tax Payers) to exempt themselves from this legislation....so they can go on screwing the Tax Payers.

Keep your powder dry...
by dragonfly Jafe
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Art Intallation at BM10: "Ein Hammer" by Jellyfish
Replies: 317
Views: 86103

...with enough money and a good Surgeon, almost anything is possible...


and Herr Jelly - looking fantastigorical!
by dragonfly Jafe
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: APOKILIPTIKA 2010!!!
Replies: 606
Views: 96058

Huzzah!
by dragonfly Jafe
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: A question on swords...
Replies: 79
Views: 20226

...can I carry a weapon? ...according to the Constitution of the Unite States ... yes,,, according to the commie bastards and the state of Nevada,,,, no... I encourage you to be a test case. Bring a sword, behave, get ticketed/arrested. Then have your day in court. If you lose the first round, appe...

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