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by moltensteelman
Tue May 08, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: The Beast is back!
Replies: 34
Views: 13187

The Beast is back!

The Walking Beast is returning to the playa this year 2012 with many new improvements.
by moltensteelman
Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Truck Driver with Class A license available
Replies: 16
Views: 3002

Re: Truck Driver with Class A license available

If this becomes more likely, I have my latest project "God of Hellfire" a dual burner flame effect turret on a non highway trailer, about a 6ft cube Located in Vancouver WA. Something like this would save dissassembly, packing, and reassembly both directions. Weight guess about 500 -800 pounds. I s...
by moltensteelman
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: 2012 Share Resources
Topic: Art Car to borrow?
Replies: 9
Views: 2562

Re: Art Car to borrow?

My MV walks slower then I do so it covers less ground, but I'm ok with that. Speed isn't the point.
by moltensteelman
Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Time for a Happy Thread
Replies: 2250
Views: 163727

Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Just started gathering parts, I will start working on that system near the end of May.
by moltensteelman
Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:19 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Time for a Happy Thread
Replies: 2250
Views: 163727

Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Mmmmm! cake!! I might have to make it to woosday this week. My first test of the flame poofer for The Beast was around midnight on sunday. The neighbor called the police and when the first officer showed up he mentioned that I should operate it again so he could you know "make sure it's safe" and he...
by moltensteelman
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: 4x4 Low Range gearing?
Replies: 46
Views: 14164

Re: 4x4 Low Range gearing?

@ Elliot
Nice machine, it looks like it would make a good MV as well if it doesn't take too much effort to keep it going. Are flywheels allowed?
I may have to check out the event this year.
by moltensteelman
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: 4x4 Low Range gearing?
Replies: 46
Views: 14164

Re: 4x4 Low Range gearing?

@ Elliot
Da vinci days has been mentioned to me before, It might happen some day when I have fewer projects on my plate. Currently all my projects are electric or engine powered.
I beleive the kinectic sculpture race is for human powered vehicles.
by moltensteelman
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: 4x4 Low Range gearing?
Replies: 46
Views: 14164

Re: 4x4 Low Range gearing?

You can always add an under drive gear box, Klune extreme v drives have a 4 to 1 reduction for smaller vehicles and a 2.72: 1 for larger vehicles, these planetary gearboxes work well on both 4wd and 2wd vehicles. They may be a little pricey but bolt to the back of an automatic and offer plenty of to...
by moltensteelman
Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme
Topic: New idea for theme based art
Replies: 4
Views: 5824

Time for the Pooflinger 2.0!

Today's the day we start our Kickstarter for the Pooflinger 2.0.
by moltensteelman
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: Theme Camps Seeking Participants
Replies: 51
Views: 50341

Camp with ACME EXPLORATION CORPORATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ACME EXPLORATION CORPORATION SEEKS NEW CAMP MEMBERS Qualified crew needed for Mission 2012: Black Rock City Portland, Oregon – March 26, 2012 – ACME Exploration Corporation announced today that it is seeking camp members to help launch a new theme camp designed to showcase The ...
by moltensteelman
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: MV vs mobile sculpture?
Replies: 16
Views: 3402

Re: MV vs mobile sculpture?

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Here is a video of the Auminipede
by moltensteelman
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: MV vs mobile sculpture?
Replies: 16
Views: 3402

Re: MV vs mobile sculpture?

Yes the Beast would be my creation. Another source of info might be Aluminipede they built a Theo Jensen based walking machine that was remote controlled for the playa in 2010. I beleive they had problems with the feet sinking into the playa and with a low step height it caused some binding. Pivotin...
by moltensteelman
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Digital/addressable RGB LED source?
Replies: 38
Views: 10805

Re: Digital/addressable RGB LED source?

http://www.superbrightleds.com is a good source for LED lighting, they are a little higher priced then ebay but have good quality and a large selection.
by moltensteelman
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: MV vs mobile sculpture?
Replies: 16
Views: 3402

Re: MV vs mobile sculpture?

@Shoeshine The Mondo Spider has a driver and can not take passengers, they register through the artery as mobile art. If the vehicle can carry passengers or is potentially dangerous do to size like The Walking Beast it should go through DMV. Also at least 4 ground walkers (spotters) are helpfull. Ho...
by moltensteelman
Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Truck Driver with Class A license available
Replies: 16
Views: 3002

Re: Truck Driver with Class A license available

@mshaman, Thanks for the info, The machine is 10' 9" high x 8' 4" wide and 24 ' long. Oregon has a height law of 14' I have had it hauled on both step decks and low boys without needing over sized permits. I have a gooseneck trailer that I typically haul it to the burn on but it's getting really clo...
by moltensteelman
Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Damage Control for 2012 ticket sales
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Damage Control for 2012 ticket sales

Never heard of it.
by moltensteelman
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: elitism and its impact on available tickets
Replies: 44
Views: 5171

Re: Survey.... Lets see what the real numbers are

[quote="lemur"]last i saw it there were 1,200,000 hits on that Suess video if only 3% of the people who saw it decided to go to burning man.. that could easily account for what appears, from the various anecdotes, to be the missing 65% of tickets available.[/quote] Burners account for a lot of veiws...
by moltensteelman
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Damage Control for 2012 ticket sales
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Damage Control for 2012 ticket sales

@ Bounce530 You do realize that without virgins there wouldn't be a community. As everyone was a virgin at one point including Larry Harvey and without them the event would become stale with a bunch of old burners bickering about there entitlements.
by moltensteelman
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:19 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: On the bright side :P
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: On the bright side :P

There are some that are considering this option, I guess we'll see how the rest of the ticket system works. I think it may take a few years before the positive energy returns, and there will always be some negative energy from this. Not to say that there won't be some positive energy this year but, ...
by moltensteelman
Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 68242

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Denied, not too worried about it I'm sure I will no people with extras, and if not there's always next year.
by moltensteelman
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme
Topic: New idea for theme based art
Replies: 4
Views: 5824

New idea for theme based art

The Pooflinger 2.0 Moltensteelman’s theme-related art proposal for Burning Man 2012 As told by moopie, January 31, 2012Project Rationale Moltensteelman Studio raises the welding torch in salute to the Burning Man Organization for offering up Ticket Launch Lottery, an overwhelmingly successful partic...
by moltensteelman
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Truck Driver with Class A license available
Replies: 16
Views: 3002

Re: Truck Driver with Class A license available

I'm curious what it would cost for a tractor and lowboy trailer round trip from Salem Or to the playa. If it is reasonable I may consider this option for hauling the The Walking Beast. It seems to keep gaining weight each year and limits what I can haul. I know that I'll be looking for a truck and d...
by moltensteelman
Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Aluminipede, a small walking machine
Replies: 97
Views: 25564

Thanks, The perforated aluminum is a good idea, it should let some air through without the greenhouse effect like polycarbonate. Polycarbonate also creates a lot of static electricity and attracts dust. Keep in mind that initial flexing will be a less than when the machine is broken in and parts sta...
by moltensteelman
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Aluminipede, a small walking machine
Replies: 97
Views: 25564

I wouldn't worry too much about the aluminum corrosion, 6061 and 6063 have good resistance. I have been building and sailing land yatchts on the playa for 13 years with no corrosion problems. A light rinsing with a hose or compressed air after each trip seems to work well. Aluminum will turn grey af...
by moltensteelman
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:46 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Aluminipede, a small walking machine
Replies: 97
Views: 25564

I would recomend lexan panels on the sides of the passenger compartment to keep peoples hands and feet out of the linkage, as well as a few ground walkers. I look foreward to seeing your creation on the playa.

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