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by torrey.smith
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: OK, who else is going to Afrikaburn?
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

Re: OK, who else is going to Afrikaburn?

What are your plans before and after the event with regards to transportation?

I'm trying to figure out how much time to add so I can book flights.
by torrey.smith
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Roller coasters in the past?
Replies: 22
Views: 4939

Re: Roller coasters in the past?

I stood by the Speedcult roller coaster. It made a lot of noise as if it was shaking apart. I did not ride. Many amusement rides that could be transported to BM are designed to be nomadic. They are shuttled from fair and festival to another and reassembled. They sit on boards and cement blocks to l...
by torrey.smith
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Roller coasters in the past?
Replies: 22
Views: 4939

Re: Roller coasters in the past?

Here is a project I call "Eggroll" that I'm working on as a way to challenge my non-spherical geodesic joinery I'm working on. This was planned for 2015 but I asked to pause it while I build a custom 5-axis CNC router to be able to make the dovetail joinery :mrgreen: http://i.imgur.com/8Iqh9KSh.jpg ...
by torrey.smith
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: LipBomb is Now Camp Taking Applications for 2016!
Replies: 13
Views: 4113

Re: T-shirt design contest

Let's get this started:

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by torrey.smith
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2016
Replies: 508
Views: 27783

Re: Anyone need a bartender for their camp??

Sextant features guest bartenders (guest DJ's are SO played out!) at Vünderbar, as long as you're not afraid of heights! Contact me through facebag too if you're interested in doing a shift. We will post a public signup spreadsheet a bit later, although we could start it as soon as now. Typically y...
by torrey.smith
Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 11th Principle Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 2533

Re: 11th Principle Suggestions

Principle 11: Fvck yer burn.
by torrey.smith
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 2263

Re: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories

Here's a pendant I just made along with Shane "Saw" Sischo as a gift to the Artumnal Gathering auction to support Burning Man Arts:

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Link to auction
by torrey.smith
Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: 2016: 20'tall walking Honey Badger
Replies: 15
Views: 2032

Re: 2016: 20'tall walking Honey Badger

chiefdanfox wrote:Understood. Swain and I are already on it.
"Hey, Dans."

I want to help with this Trojan Honey Badger of sorts :mrgreen:

-Sarge
by torrey.smith
Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where to get Rmax panels/boards?
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Re: Where to get Rmax panels/boards?

Use Neodymium magnets to secure your door. They're strong and provide an easy ingress/egress without having a latch that may prove troublesome. Basically, few things are more annoying than forgetting to bring a nice latch system to your sweet yurt. Embed the magnets in the door and frame and you wil...
by torrey.smith
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Where to get Rmax panels/boards?
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Re: Where to get Rmax panels/boards?

My local Home Despot always has them. Strange. We like to have fun with hexayurts. You will learn a lot from the process of building, transporting, erecting, living in, taking down, transporting, repairing, and finally storing a hexayurt. You may ultimately move in a different direction after a year...
by torrey.smith
Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: OK, who else is going to Afrikaburn?
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

OK, who else is going to Afrikaburn?

I randomly googled it today and was taken aback that it was the day of the general sale... ...so I bought a ticket... ...AND I"M GOING TO AFRIKABURN!!! So I should research flights and car rentals. Is anyone else going? We should talk. It looks like Sextant will have a small outpost in Tankwa Town! ...
by torrey.smith
Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 2263

Re: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories

Someone on our team at Arborealis has one of those, he got it from a guy that I have met a few times. I even helped him and a bunch of other people lift a tesla-coil/spool-something-or-other-thing into the back of a box truck at NIMBY. He has a hat with loads of stickers on it, alas, his name elude...
by torrey.smith
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 2263

Re: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories

My early crew arrived to a slight confusion on placement. We ended up setting up at DUSTFISH Village.

It looks like you need one!
by torrey.smith
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories
Replies: 22
Views: 2263

Re: Pendants, Swag and Associated Stories

OK, fess up, which of you has one of these, and if so how did you get it?

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by torrey.smith
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Sextant Tesla Coil presentation at the San Mateo Radio Club
Replies: 0
Views: 1067

Sextant Tesla Coil presentation at the San Mateo Radio Club

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This is a deep technical dive on dive on Tesla Coils in general and the Sextant Tesla Coil in particular.
by torrey.smith
Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: San Francisco Decomp 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3915

Re: San Francisco Decomp 2015

Aww, shucks!

The key is to convince the crowd that they're actually Burners, and that they've been given an opportunity to spend time with each other.

:mrgreen:
by torrey.smith
Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: San Francisco Decomp 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3915

Re: San Francisco Decomp 2015

If you want one of these Titanium man pendant bottle openers, Sextant will be flame painting and gifting them in the fire arts area. We may set up inside DUSTFISH Village if we can sort out the fire issue. The process takes time and I'm going to take the booth down when the sun sets, so come early! ...
by torrey.smith
Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Domerama?
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Domerama?

Thanks. Nothing so far sadly :(
by torrey.smith
Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Domerama?
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Domerama?

I just pinged Larry across all accounts.

We'll see...

Domerama was instrumental for Sextant.
by torrey.smith
Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mobility Ambassador Trveor Mills runs the Sextant Zip-Line
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: Mobility Ambassador Trveor Mills runs the Sextant Zip-Li

I have terrible news. Trevor took his life Friday night.

Please be kind to each other.
by torrey.smith
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mobility Ambassador Trveor Mills runs the Sextant Zip-Line
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: Mobility Ambassador Trveor Mills runs the Sextant Zip-Li

Ultimately you get to choose your own narrative.

You can complain, and be part of the problem. The inflammation, if you will.

Or you can solve the problem.

My problem coming out of of my first Burn in 2012 had to do with a perceived lack of a scary Zip-Line.

Problem solved. For now.
by torrey.smith
Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mobility Ambassador Trveor Mills runs the Sextant Zip-Line
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Mobility Ambassador Trveor Mills runs the Sextant Zip-Line

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XumTCVFMLxw Sextant has wanted for some time to figure out how to get Mobility Camp down our Zip-Line. After we met Trevor Mills we knew it could be done. After several days of rigging a special chair and some interesting test runs, all under Trevor's expert guidance...
by torrey.smith
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: How best to keep bugs from breeding in our evap pool?
Replies: 31
Views: 5728

Re: How best to keep bugs from breeding in our evap pool?

This is a new reason that I will add to the list of why I have several 275 gallon containers getting serviced for fresh and grey water throughout the event. Water is one of the primary resources that a civilization learns to control and manage. Grey water sludge MOOP is some of the nastiest stuff I'...
by torrey.smith
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Work In Progress 2015/2016
Replies: 320
Views: 20693

Re: Work In Progress 2015

Here's a time lapse of our Tesla build currently underway at Commander Moving INC, across from AmSteel in Oakland.

Test fire sometime around Wednesday, plus or minus :)

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by torrey.smith
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 263189

Re: HexaYurts

Hexayurts are fun :)

Sextant did this in 2013. Now we do individual AC units or Swamp Coolers at the individual-organized level (the ducting was a large volume to deal with logistically).

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by torrey.smith
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Manscaping on the playa
Replies: 31
Views: 5374

Re: Manscaping on the playa

Just remember Hair is MOOP.

That's the final part of our MOOP sweeps after the event. Crushing little clumps of Playa to get the goddamn hair out.
by torrey.smith
Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Bringing Homebrew to Burning Man
Replies: 41
Views: 7733

Re: Bringing Homebrew to Burning Man

You might consider bringing your beer and doing a bartending shift at Vünderbar!

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Sextant has been placed at 6:30 & Esplanade :shock: :wink:

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