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by kman
Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 938756

Re: cooling your tent or van

AKB427- In theory, you want the cooler outside the tent, drawing in the least-humid air possible. The less humidity @ input means more water can evaporate into the air passing through, increasing the amount of temperature reduction @ output. In practice, I don't know; this is the first one I've bui...
by kman
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 938756

Re: cooling your tent or van

My prototype undergoing beta testing. I had the rigid 3" pipe lying around, so I used it instead of flexible dryer hose. The upside down bowl on the bucket lid lets me go from the 6" fan opening to the 3" pipe. Inside the van, another series of flanges and couplers let me connect another 6" fan to ...
by kman
Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 938756

Re: cooling your tent or van

Thanks for the fast response time. I'm coming out from the east coast, so I will be purchasing many of my supplies. I'm trying to figure out how I can build this as cheaply as possible. I'm thinking maybe setting up a drip system and running a fan on a small solar panel is the way to go. While I ap...
by kman
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4217
Views: 938756

Re: cooling your tent or van

Hiya Figgy, just checking in. This thread has grown monster-sized since last year! :) Sadly, I'm not able to make it to the playa this year but I think next year I'll certainly want to play with some improvements to the original design. It would be very cool to be able to actually and effectively co...
by kman
Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tech Question...
Replies: 115
Views: 9017

Plasma kicks ass on flour and LED; http://news.cnet.com/Luxims-tiny-but-powerful-plasma-lightbulb/1606-2_3-6234653.html The one question begging an answer would be, "What is the life expectancy of this plasma lightbulb?" That is why plasma TV's went by the wayside. Even though they offered better i...
by kman
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: 2011 Art & Performance
Topic: Georgie Boy: Fallen Queen of Broadway by Mister Jellyfish
Replies: 259
Views: 55312

Simon of the Playa wrote:gerbils are for fairies.

real men use ferrets.
REAL men use badgers.

Don't ask me how I know.
by kman
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar equipment - weather protection
Replies: 34
Views: 4346

http://www.morningstarcorp.com/uploads/resources/product-images/suresine-splash.png A sealed heat sinked inverter. Depending on the design, you can heatsink your controller to an aluminum box or plate, or extruded heat sink. Use silicone dielectric grease and learn how to make the physical connecti...
by kman
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Any thoughts on eXRS Radios
Replies: 14
Views: 2255

The molle carriers in the photo will provide no protection from the playa, as you can see. Additionally, the straps cover everything on the radio you need access to - you can't see the display, and you can't get to the buttons to change frequencies, CTCSS tones, and such. I'm not sure how easy it i...
by kman
Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Tower of Babel @ Root Society
Replies: 51
Views: 9247

Thx!

<greed>

More?

</greed>

:twisted:
by kman
Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: My next playa bike.
Replies: 42
Views: 3702

Fire_Moose wrote:Image
Ouch, $13k?!?
by kman
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Any thoughts on eXRS Radios
Replies: 14
Views: 2255

You folks should Google "Molle pouch".... You can get them for any type of radio, but for odd shaped radio other pouches intended for magazines or 40 mm grenades work perfectly. They have snap straps that can then attach the pouch to just about anything....strap on backpack, belt, etc. Really versa...
by kman
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Any thoughts on eXRS Radios
Replies: 14
Views: 2255

Thanks, I heard the belt clip kinda sucks. I'll probably make something or mod them so they have a better clip. I love the texting feature for a simple message should someone not hear their radio. I too was curious about the range and power consumption. User reviews on Amazon seem to be citing abou...
by kman
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: My next playa bike.
Replies: 42
Views: 3702

I'm thinking a trike is a better platform for any flamethrower worth having on the playa anyway.

Definitely on the shopping list for next year. ;)
by kman
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Any thoughts on eXRS Radios
Replies: 14
Views: 2255

Interesting. What's the range of those things on the playa? And what's the battery life like?
by kman
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: My next playa bike.
Replies: 42
Views: 3702

Good concept fort he default world, but that flame thrower was pretty weak compared to the standard-issue playa bike-mounted flamethrower. ;)
by kman
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Tech Question...
Replies: 115
Views: 9017

Depending on the size of the house, there may be some voltage drop along the longer runs. You may want to consider converting your mains power to 14v or so, to compensate for this. Most 12v appliances are perfectly happy running anywhere from 16v to 12v, sometimes even higher. Your average car batte...
by kman
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar equipment - weather protection
Replies: 34
Views: 4346

thexmark wrote:I don't have a Springbar, but plan to purchase one next time we go. Plenty of time to figure all of this out.
Since you're buying new, have you considered contacting the company to find out if they they will put a custom port in it for you?
by kman
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: HexaYurts
Replies: 1244
Views: 242198

Nicely done. KeyMan!

How heavy is the whole door assembly (and the inside panel, too, I guess)?

Does the door have rmax sandwiched in it, or is it just wood? And how playa-proof do you think the closed door will be?
by kman
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: carrying stuff
Replies: 66
Views: 8984

I carry a water bottle on each side, and my pouch has contact drops, power bar, kleenex, lip balm, ID, pen, paper, schwag, sun block, day goggles, night goggles...... I can seriously fit a lot into the large pouch. Plus they look cool. They are, however, an occasional pain to deal with in the JOTS....
by kman
Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar equipment - weather protection
Replies: 34
Views: 4346

Put your port in the bottom/floor of your tent.. A car dust mop is sold on TV that is not supose to scratch the car.. Might work on your panels.. That would be very bad in the event of rain, such as the rain we had this year earlier in the week before opening and on Monday. Best to put a port at le...
by kman
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar equipment - weather protection
Replies: 34
Views: 4346

Why not just have a pass-through port stitched into your new tent?

It's canvas, not plate steel.
by kman
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: carrying stuff
Replies: 66
Views: 8984

Weirdscience_ there's a great thread somewhere on the board called "things you wished you had known your first time" of something similar- find it. Read it. A lot. It will cover lots of your questions. As for this question- in SF I use a bike messenger bag. On the playa you couldn't give me enough ...
by kman
Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Satellite photo taken?
Replies: 46
Views: 20902

Hey, metaphorge, do you have a link or KML to that location in google earth? I may just be bad at it or something, but I can't find those photos in GE.

Edit: Nebbermind, I found the KML linked earlier and figured it out from there. :)
by kman
Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: BACON!!!!!!!!!! and PANCAKES!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3078

K-mom wrote:
kman wrote: Make me some homemade pancakes (with bacon, of course), and I'll call you mom any time you want. ;)
Fuck you, get a job!Q!
Mom, is that you?!?!?
by kman
Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: BACON!!!!!!!!!! and PANCAKES!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3078

Personaly, I would'nt buy pancake/waffel mix in a can. Hell, I don't even get the "just add water" stuff so readily available these days. Nawp. I make it myself. Usually wheat flour, 2%milk, an egg, a spoonful of oil and a few drips of "local, raw" honey. Chopped blueberries, rasberries, strawberri...
by kman
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Laser Light shows
Replies: 39
Views: 5639

Fire_Moose wrote:i saw a UV laser, that thing was cool.
$30 on Amazon, but dim as hell unless you're getting high power ones that you need permits for.

But yeah. They make me smile, too. :)
by kman
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: BACON!!!!!!!!!! and PANCAKES!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3078

Excuse me, I have to go shopping.

Right. Now.
by kman
Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Tower of Babel @ Root Society
Replies: 51
Views: 9247

That would be most appreciated, Simon. :mrgreen:
by kman
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite Bumper Stickers
Replies: 211
Views: 32309

The CO wrote:Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don't make sense
Refrigerator.
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by kman
Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: New dust mask for next year
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Must have.

I suppose I could split one... LOL

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