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by torrey.smith
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: 2016 Found On-Playa
Topic: Found Burning Man necklace
Replies: 18
Views: 5082

Re: Found Burning Man necklace

It's not this one, is it???

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Just kidding :mrgreen:
by torrey.smith
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Difference between BM and regionals....
Replies: 19
Views: 3518

Re: Difference between BM and regionals....

I went to Afrikaburn with a suitcase full of power tools and proceeded to get my wannabe badass ass handed to me by the coolest group of builders you could imagine What group was that? Was that for a specific project, or general build help? I know Verity did a cool temple in 2015. If I go I definit...
by torrey.smith
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Difference between BM and regionals....
Replies: 19
Views: 3518

Re: Difference between BM and regionals....

Regionals suck. That's rather presumptuous of you to declare that all regionals suck. Have you been to Midburn or AfrikaBurn? I haven't, but I hear they're pretty fucking fantastic. Now, maybe the Northwest regionals do suck. I wouldn't know. I haven't been. Well no, I haven't been to those. Afrika...
by torrey.smith
Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Love - inner child 2015 (Alexandr Milov)
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: Love - inner child 2015 (Alexandr Milov)

The artist is easy to find on Facebook :)
by torrey.smith
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: We need the values and principles of Black Rock City now more than ever.
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: We need the values and principles of Black Rock City now more than ever.

Certainly, but butthurt is not a BRC principle or value. That can be voiced elsewhere, even here in the politics thread. You clearly didn't go down the big slide in 09. Butthurt was definitely indoctrinated. http://uprightandstowed.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341cab4853ef0120a569eaf6970b-500wi Oh, SNAP! A...
by torrey.smith
Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: We need the values and principles of Black Rock City now more than ever.
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

We need the values and principles of Black Rock City now more than ever.

Well here we all are. Divided, conquered. Diced up into little interest groups and set falsely against each other. Set against each other by an establishment so arrogant and so blind that it couldn't stop a buffoon on an opportunistic rampage. So what do we do now? I look towards a city on a hill. (...
by torrey.smith
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mega Photo Report of Burning Man 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2866

Re: Mega Photo Report of Burning Man 2016

These are great, thanks!!!
by torrey.smith
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?
Replies: 41
Views: 4544

Re: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?

Captain Goddammit wrote:Or just do what I do and bring a compressor and air tools. They survive playa dust much better.
What compressor and what air impact?

The electric Makita maxes out at 738 ft-lbs, which is inadequate on the 46" penetrator.

How much torque do you have?
by torrey.smith
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?
Replies: 41
Views: 4544

Re: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?

For reference, the Makita TW1000 is the largest electric impact wrench you can buy readily. 738 ft-lbs with 1" drive. (And now, a shameless rip from the thread we should really be contributing to ) https://youtu.be/5JZ_iLEBL-A https://youtu.be/z94M_g-Njng https://youtu.be/B1y37gRVONw https://youtu.b...
by torrey.smith
Fri Oct 14, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?
Replies: 41
Views: 4544

Re: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?

Captain Goddammit wrote:Personally I like torx head screws. Easy to get the bit into, easy to keep it in, and hard to strip if the bit is in good shape. I'm not a fan of Phillips either.
Torx. Readily available and addresses all the issues with Phillips.
by torrey.smith
Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?
Replies: 41
Views: 4544

Re: Drill/Driver and an Impact Driver..... ?

All this talk of torque provides a good opportunity to list the 4 banned substances in Sextant Camp:

Heroin
Meth
GHB
Phillips Head Screws
by torrey.smith
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Theme Camps vs. Villages
Replies: 12
Views: 2711

Re: Theme Camps vs. Villages

To do something great at Burning Man you need many things. One of those is Faith.
by torrey.smith
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Tell us about your awesome jewelry project!
Replies: 9
Views: 5004

Re: Tell us about your awesome jewelry project!

Let's get this started!

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by torrey.smith
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Looking for Crossfit Camp 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: Looking for Crossfit Camp 2017

There was a crossfit camp in 2015 but we've been unable to locate it/another one online. Let us know if you know how to get in contact with them! I think this is their website. I'm actually friends with their camp lead, but I haven't managed to get him to move on from his dad and come over to my si...
by torrey.smith
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: 17th Annual San Francisco Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE October 9th
Replies: 17
Views: 6013

Re: 17th Annual San Francisco Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE October 9th

Could you float them in an oil bath of sorts? That's what I mean by dielectric fluid immersion :D We might have to use an active cooling system to provide convective liquid cooling to the caps and pull heat out of the fluid elsewhere. It's interesting because the secondary capacitor bank has up to ...
by torrey.smith
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: 17th Annual San Francisco Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE October 9th
Replies: 17
Views: 6013

Re: 17th Annual San Francisco Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE October 9th

Excellent job with the teslas last night. Those times that the arcs connected were something else, ran those things until something below caught fire... Awesome! Thanks!!! We actually set our secondary capacitor bank on fire last night! One of the caps failed and became a flame effect. After removi...
by torrey.smith
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: 17th Annual San Francisco Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE October 9th
Replies: 17
Views: 6013

Re: 17th Annual San Francisco Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE October 9th

This just in from the folks at BMIR... BMIR is going to be broadcasting live from Decom all day. We have nothing in particular planned and it's going to be sort of an open mic. Please feel free to come by and chat on air about anything. If you have a story about the burn or your re-entry you want t...
by torrey.smith
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: 17th Annual San Francisco Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE October 9th
Replies: 17
Views: 6013

Re: 17th Annual San Francisco Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE October 9th

Sextant is very proud to finally be bringing our Tesla Coil in all its glory! We came in 2014 with our system in a fledgling state: http://i.imgur.com/2GVckvg.jpg And in 2015 to do Titanium pendant torching and gifting: http://i.imgur.com/0QgrvcJ.jpg NOW WITNESS THE FIREPOWER OF THIS FULLY ARMED AN...
by torrey.smith
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Theme Camps vs. Villages
Replies: 12
Views: 2711

Re: Theme Camps vs. Villages

Sextant has done two years standalone and two years within DUSTFISH Village: 2013: 7:45 & C 2014: 3:15 & Esplanade 2015: 6:30 & Esplanade, within DUSTFISH Village 2016: 7:00 & Esplanade, within DUSTFISH Village Sextant will be moving into 2017 as a standalone camp, as we have grown to the extent th...
by torrey.smith
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Full power continuous run of the Sextant Tesla Coil
Replies: 7
Views: 2997

Re: Full power continuous run of the Sextant Tesla Coil

Thanks everyone! Grey Coyote, come by and I can walk you through the system. I've been learning as fast as I can the basics of the circuit that DanDan created. This is roughly in the "Gen 5" state since we first began this project in 2014. Here's a slight simplification (see below). We have added a ...
by torrey.smith
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Full power continuous run of the Sextant Tesla Coil
Replies: 7
Views: 2997

Full power continuous run of the Sextant Tesla Coil



We're looking good for shows every night at 7:00 & Esplanade!

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Photo credit: Rick Washburn
by torrey.smith
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: The Sextant Tesla Coil has sparked!
Replies: 4
Views: 2747

The Sextant Tesla Coil has sparked!



Come see us at 7:00 & Esplanade!

Also we now need to find a huge diesel generator. This week :lol:
by torrey.smith
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Are there any portable Air conditioners that will run on a Honda 1000i
Replies: 9
Views: 2546

Re: Are there any portable Air conditioners that will run on a Honda 1000i

Of note, I had to temporarily disable "Eco Mode" on my EU2000i before it would even start our old AC unit (~12,000 BTU I think?). Once it was running you could throttle down to Eco Mode.
by torrey.smith
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Grinder Performer looking for stages or art cars to SPARKLE
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: Grinder Performer looking for stages or art cars to SPARKLE

Ammo we definitely need you on the DUSTFISH stage!
by torrey.smith
Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 13866

Re: Main Sale

This brings up one of the interesting ideas that has been floated: 1 ticket per person. Period, end of story. It carries all sorts of issues, but doubling the number of available slots for people while serving asa powerful deterrent against ticket hoarding and scalping is potentially compelling. I w...
by torrey.smith
Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: 2016 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: FUNDRAISER for the Sextant Tesla Coil
Replies: 5
Views: 3386

Re: FUNDRAISER for the Sextant Tesla Coil

Uh-oh, someone just opted in for a Cityscape Pendant! Time to hit the waterjet again :mrgreen: We're going to add a Man cutout in the center gear for this version. The 4 planet gears represent the Temple, Center Camp, and the 3:00 and 9:00 Portals. The Sun gear represents the open Playa. Maybe I can...
by torrey.smith
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: 2016 On-Playa Project Fundraisers
Topic: FUNDRAISER for the Sextant Tesla Coil
Replies: 5
Views: 3386

FUNDRAISER for the Sextant Tesla Coil

We are going to Gen 3 on the giant Tesla Coil and we would be most grateful for your support :) * * * Indiegogo Campaign * * * http://i.imgur.com/0ZQMu00l.jpg Short Summary High energy and Burning Man go hand-in-hand! The firing of Sextant's Tesla coils will bring electrifying entertainment to Black...
by torrey.smith
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Directed Group Sale
Replies: 63
Views: 4911

Re: Directed Group Sale

In and out by 12:03. So fast and easy I was able to attend /u/mudclub's orientation for Burner Newbies over at the Plug & Play forum.
by torrey.smith
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Getting a shipping container to Playa
Replies: 9
Views: 2737

Re: Getting a shipping container to Playa

Before you go for a forty, I advise you to consider two twenties.
by torrey.smith
Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 1127
Views: 110525

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

I felt compelled to submit this image to this post.

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