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by BoyScoutGirl
Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 18100

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

Captain, we're grateful for the advice and guidance. Thank you again. We did think about go-cart parts but were worried they wouldn't be heavy-duty enough. This leads us to the question of weight. The 3D model above is estimated at 160-180lbs total, assuming we'd use 1.5" square tube with a wall thi...
by BoyScoutGirl
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 18100

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

Basic shape: http://i.imgur.com/KEnvTHS.png Shown with 6 x 4' platform (1.5" square tube) 16" diam x 4" wide wheels (trailer wheels, pretty cheap) 3' tall tower 4' lever (2" square tube) I love the look of these 24" wheels, but they're narrow (1.75") and pretty expensive, so we're wary. Any comment?...
by BoyScoutGirl
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....
Replies: 555
Views: 33594

Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Finally bit the bullet on one of these guys: http://ak1.ostkcdn.com/images/products/L12897613.jpg The deciding factor was the length of the poles - larger Springbars have poles >5' that don't collapse, while the smallest Springbar and the Kodiaks have 35" poles. This probably weakens the uprights, b...
by BoyScoutGirl
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 18100

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

Ah, and one more thing: http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f102/Elliotn/img009_zpszmxzob1z.jpg Drive (gear) ratio changeable by re-positioning crank pin. We tried mocking this up in Shapeways, but we seem to have run into a problem: if the length of the connecting rod, the length of the crank arm, an...
by BoyScoutGirl
Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 18100

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

Oh, how embarrassing - of course two pumps wouldn't require four people! :oops: I might have a smattering of book smarts, but I am going to hang out here a lot longer before I develop a lick of common sense! Definitely planning to minimize broken teeth! Also, skinned knees: actual handcars' pump lev...
by BoyScoutGirl
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4412
Views: 222368

Re: PAGE TWO

Maybe she'd believe you if you were an Admiral and not just a lowly, jaded Captain?
by BoyScoutGirl
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 18100

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

Thanks for the explanations! Right now the group is split between plan E and plan F. I currently prefer plan E because I love the idea of having to coordinate four people to turn. Sure, we'd be weaving all over the place, but it would be fun. I also like the idea of tighter turns and no distinction ...
by BoyScoutGirl
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 18100

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

ygmir wrote:one drive wheel makes steering a lot easier, because you don't have two driven wheels, rotating at identical speed,, trying to push you straight, with the advantage of being spread and thus having leverage over the steering wheels.
Makes sense!
by BoyScoutGirl
Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 18100

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

Thank you for breaking it down to the simplest level for me, folks. You should see the rubber-band and index card mock-ups I've been playing with. It now sounds like it's time for plan E (for Elliot): http://i.imgur.com/9jtWVXP.png Plan E has the benefit of simplicity: the axles being driven are dir...
by BoyScoutGirl
Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 18100

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

Ideas seem to be converging. Elliot, your idea is blissfully simple, and the illustrations really help this non-mechanic understand. Thank you! We like the "tank style" steering - i.e., two sets of pumps and drive-trains, turn by pumping one set faster. More fun for four drivers, much crazier for tw...
by BoyScoutGirl
Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 18100

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

I LOVE the teeter-totter idea and I think we could totally swing it. With careful planning we could maybe even make it convertible: when the arms get tired, switched to seated, and vice versa. One of the co-conspirators was actually thinking of a similar idea when I read your response, BBadger. Tiah...
by BoyScoutGirl
Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 18100

Re: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

Thanks for the responses and enthusiasm! Catman: while it would ride smoother and be awesome to actually have a rail in place, that is beyond the scope of this project. Honestly, looking at LeChat's past threads, this project may beyond the scope of this project! We're certainly behind on time. Capt...
by BoyScoutGirl
Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....
Replies: 555
Views: 33594

Re: 2016 One Item A Day For BM List....

Welp.... got roped into this: viewtopic.php?f=460&t=76990

And by "roped into," I mean "begged to be part of the team and spent hours planning until way past my bedtime."

8)
by BoyScoutGirl
Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car
Replies: 111
Views: 18100

Little girl's off-rail industrial hand car

So. My friends have invited me to work on a "little" project for the burn: http://www.spcrr.org/images/handcar.jpg The hand car will be entirely human-powered, with a newly-fabricated frame but scrapped out parts, such as suspension. I would love to hear your collective thoughts on this project, epl...
by BoyScoutGirl
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Artist seeking Playa Gallery to hang canvas works
Replies: 2
Views: 521

Re: Hanging Canvas artworks in a Playa Gallery?

Center Camp comes to mind: https://burningman.org/event/volunteeri ... camp-cafe/
They have space inside for flat art, or you could volunteer to paint one of the huge panels around the outside. Your experience painting 5x9 would be useful in that regard.
by BoyScoutGirl
Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2016
Replies: 508
Views: 20184

Re: Looking To Join A Camp In San Diego

PS. I have reached out to a couple of camps, but they were already full for the year. Prove yourself to be useful by participating in art locally. Many camps will "miraculously" find room for somebody who has demonstrated their energy, talents (whatever talents they may be), and winning personality...
by BoyScoutGirl
Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2016 5:15&E
Replies: 38
Views: 4082

Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2016

Looking forward to visiting the Home again this year, AntiM!
by BoyScoutGirl
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hanging A Hammock From A Costco Carport?
Replies: 25
Views: 2740

Re: Hanging A Hammock From A Costco Carport?

I found some scraps and threw one together. ... Hmm... that is essentially what I was picturing from MFOB's description. I could totally put together (and transport) something like that. I like the limited guying that needs to be done - I imagine myself anchoring the T's with playa staples or the l...
by BoyScoutGirl
Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 7:30 "Gayborhood" 2015 Fail
Replies: 20
Views: 2737

Re: 7:30 "Gayborhood" 2015 Fail

... I encourage everyone to remember we are Black Rock City , not Black Rock Industrial Park, or Black Rock Strip Mall! We should strive to create the best streetscape we can imagine. ... I totally understand the challenge. ...This is your city. Make it great. http://364daysofthanksgiving.com/wp-co...
by BoyScoutGirl
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Notification Center
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: Notification Center

So there are... now that I think about it, weren't these boxes here in the previous iteration? Amazing how my eye just slides right over useful features. Amazing, and a bit embarrassing.

Thanks for the hand-holding, trilobyte! :oops:
by BoyScoutGirl
Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Notification Center
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: Notification Center

Oooh... I really like this feature. One question: are we automatically subscribed to threads we create and/or respond to? Or does thread subscription always require positive action?

Thanks for all you do, trilo! The upgrade is slick!
by BoyScoutGirl
Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2016
Replies: 508
Views: 20184

Re: This is Purfect

I would love to hear some Tom Lehrer on playa. I expect to have at the ready: Poisoning Pigeons In The Park, The Vatican Rag, My Home Town, When You Are Old and Gray, Be Prepared, The Irish Ballad, The Old Dope Peddler, I Got It From Agnes; (hopefully) The Masochism Tango, I Hold Your Hand In Mine,...
by BoyScoutGirl
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: People Seeking Camps 2016
Replies: 508
Views: 20184

Re: This is Purfect

I would love to hear some Tom Lehrer on playa.
by BoyScoutGirl
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning Man Sucks, Don't Go.
Replies: 42
Views: 4630

Re: Burning Man Sucks, Don't Go.

This year was my first time so I have nothing to compare it to and I loved it. It was amazing and I am definitely going back next year. Careful - with an attitude like that, you're liable to be put in charge of something. Suddenly, it's not just dust, it's dust and work . Only sickos could enjoy th...
by BoyScoutGirl
Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: A muppet, a gladiator, and a banana walk into the desert...
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

Re: A muppet, a gladiator, and a banana walk into the desert

Honestly... I don't remember! I think I must have, because they haven't kicked me out of the village yet!
by BoyScoutGirl
Fri Mar 04, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: A muppet, a gladiator, and a banana walk into the desert...
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

Re: A muppet, a gladiator, and a banana walk into the desert

I've been bombarding poor "Crimner" with spreadsheets and pack list opinions all day. Sounds like someone has a playa name before ever setting foot on the playa. :D :lol: Is there a ceremony for this? Do I break a bottle of champagne on him? Short story time! I came to Burning Man for the first tim...
by BoyScoutGirl
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Eridu's Brainy Bar!
Replies: 48
Views: 4741

Re: Eridu's Brainy Bar!

I like the idea of a daily topic to get the conversation going (if even by ignoring it), as well as the express encouragement to be a bit brainy/nerdy/etc.

Thanks also for thinking of us teetotaler burners by offering no-alcohol drinks as well.
by BoyScoutGirl
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: "Penny The Goose" film
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: "Penny The Goose" film

Mrs. Ferguson does it again! Her interviews with Lamplighters this year were great at getting to the heart of our camp and sharing that with the world. I must have babbled into her microphone for over 30 minutes, and yet her editing skills made sense of it. :) I love this video, and am pleased to he...
by BoyScoutGirl
Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: No Turning Back Now.....
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: No Turning Back Now.....

lucky420 wrote:STFW

stop the fucking wino
Fixed that for you, lucky.
by BoyScoutGirl
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Placement Q form, 6:00 zones?
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Placement Q form, 6:00 zones?

asr9754 wrote:... does Inner Plaza mean center camp and Rod's Road is the outer ring? ...
I am not placement, but according to the MOOP map, this is correct:

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