Transportation on the Playa

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Transportation on the Playa

Post by phil » Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:06 pm

I've actually seen some of these on the playa:

http://www.uberreview.com/2006/09/the-w ... hicles.htm

Be sure to watch the video at the bottom.

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Post by hsdavis » Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:01 pm

I am working on getting my car out to the playa this year for the first time.
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Post by phil » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:57 pm

_Please_ do! Is that a working number? :->

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Post by hsdavis » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:06 pm

I have been trying to get the car to BM for quite a while, and the theme this year inspired me to make my dream come true. The phone number is real, but I am planning on getting some cover up for it with something more playa appropriate---ie, Save the Man, Burn the Man, Man for President etc.
I have not heard back yet from the DMV to see if I can bring this to the playa, but this is the ultimate mutant vehicle and I hope I will not have a problem. Transporting from Massachusetts is major and I can't make any plans until I hear back from them. We'll see if I can pull this off this year.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:05 pm

It sure looks like a real mutant vehicle to me! The BRC DMV requires "radical" lighting to grant a night time license, so make sure to set it up for big visual impact in the dark.
Does it have a loud ringer? Or maybe a busy signal? The possibilities seem endless...
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Post by lonestoner916 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:25 am

hsdavis wrote: but I am planning on getting some cover up for it with something more playa appropriate---ie, Save the Man, Burn the Man, Man for President etc.
How about "Answer the damn phone!"
You should definitely bring it to the Playa it belongs there!
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Post by Dato » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:34 pm

That reminds me! Time to bust the skateboard out of storage and start on the rebuild....she ate a bit too much dust last year. :lol:


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I love my board. 70CCs of pure fury!

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Post by mdmf007 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:29 pm

Looks cool - is the board loud?

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Post by robbidobbs » Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:22 pm

phil wrote:_Please_ do! Is that a working number? :->
Get a recording of: "The number you dialed is not in service. Please check your number and dial again."
Oh gawd the possibilities on the audio are amazing. Good show hsdavis!

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Post by fciron » Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:42 am

Yay! Phone car! I have wanted to see it.

Based on my reading the BM site and worrying about my art car (and looking at last year's pics) you should not have trouble. That's about as mutant as it gets.
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Post by BitterDan » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:07 pm

mdmf007 wrote:Looks cool - is the board loud?
It's not that loud though it does make some noise. It's no louder than the average motorized scooter out there.
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Post by hsdavis » Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:08 pm

I have a sound system in the car that play various phone related songs like ELO's--Telephone Line, Jim Croce--Operator, Merry Wilson--Hey Baby I'm Your Telephone Man etc. The most popular sounds is just a phone ringing. That's the horn. Go figure!
I am installing some "underphone" lighting and some temporary handset lights in hopes of getting a night time permit.

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Post by robotland » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:00 am

BRAVO!
....is the front panel tinted transparent plastic, or is there a more clever front-viewing system?
Whatta hoot. Well done, sir! How much more American can you get than The Red Phone?
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Post by phil » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:26 pm

Playa-ready segway you won't be embarrassed to be seen on:


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Video at http://gizmodo.com/377498/segway-rmp-is ... ine+worthy shows a guy crouched on it while it rolls around.

Estimated price, according to gizmodo: 50 grand.

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867-5309

Post by gyre » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:08 pm

hsdavis wrote:I have a sound system in the car that play various phone related songs like ELO's--Telephone Line, Jim Croce--Operator, Merry Wilson--Hey Baby I'm Your Telephone Man etc. The most popular sounds is just a phone ringing. That's the horn. Go figure!
I am installing some "underphone" lighting and some temporary handset lights in hopes of getting a night time permit.
I suggest you light the silhouette by bounce lighting or some other means.
You must be visible to pedestrians from all angles.
It's a higher standard than highway lighting.
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Post by ragabashpup » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:05 pm

Let all of the stoned kids hop on and think they are making it somewhere in the freezing cold hours of the morning.

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Post by hsdavis » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:09 pm

[/quote]I suggest you light the silhouette by bounce lighting or some other means.
You must be visible to pedestrians from all angles.
It's a higher standard than highway lighting.[/quote]

That's a great suggestion. I will pick up some lights to go on top of the vehicle and attempt to light the entire phone. I was going to use some strings of tube lights that are sold at Christmas time. I like your idea better.

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Post by gyre » Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:20 pm

If I can help, email me (not pm).
Fluorescents are the most efficient.
LEDs are more compact.
Quartz is the most compact for the amount of light.

It seems it is easier to see the full shape of something dimly lit, than to see what bright marker lights are on.
Try it yourself.

Also you can use solid red reflective material like diamondstripe.
Intensely bright and it works when you have the power off in any light source.


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Post by phil » Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:37 pm

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Perfect transportation on the playa:
http://dvice.com/archives/2008/04/tandem_facetofa.php

Turn left. NO LEFT!

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:39 am

phil wrote:Image

Perfect transportation on the playa:
http://dvice.com/archives/2008/04/tandem_facetofa.php

Turn left. NO LEFT!
I had a relationship like that once.

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Post by Thecatman » Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:28 pm

That tank wheelchair is way cool. Bet they run over $8,000.

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Post by phil » Thu May 01, 2008 4:22 pm

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Note the pedals at each seat?
Photo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/civex/2457197319/ - today at Maker Faire set up. More photos at that URL with BM art, Neverwas Haul, etc.

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Post by phil » Mon May 05, 2008 10:05 am

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10111/2465259565/

Although we don't drive the van on the playa, we drive it to BRC and camp with it at Burning Man. Danger Ranger took a photo of our van at Maker Faire, and we have a link to our photo of him taking the photo. :->

Louise and I did an amateur radio Special Event Station at Maker Faire this year, hence the ham radio magnetic signs on the van.

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Post by Gravity Mike » Wed May 14, 2008 8:57 pm

phil wrote:Image
Note the pedals at each seat?
Photo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/civex/2457197319/ - today at Maker Faire set up. More photos at that URL with BM art, Neverwas Haul, etc.
Yeah, that's the Busycle. It's based in Palo Alto, the guy who built it (with a group of friends) did it to promote bicycle greenways. I rode my 6-wheeled pedal-powered mutant vehicle with the Busycle and the Mayor of Palo Alto on a tour of Xmas lights this past winter. It's a crazy machine! We've been trying to get him to take it to Burning Man.

http://www.bikeroute.com/BusycleWestCoa ... -22-07.php

I'm "racing" my now amphibious vehicle in the Eureka Kinetic Sculpture Race on Memorial Day Weekend. http://www.kineticgrandchampionship.com/

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Post by phil » Wed May 14, 2008 9:39 pm

> I'm "racing" my now amphibious vehicle in the Eureka Kinetic
> Sculpture Race on Memorial Day Weekend.

We've got plans that weekend this year, but it's on our list for next Memorial Day.

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Post by phil » Fri May 23, 2008 11:13 am

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Wearable motorcycle? Exoskeleton?


http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2008/ ... -yama.html
has more photos, information.

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Post by Gravity Mike » Fri May 30, 2008 6:20 pm

Where do you find this stuff Phil!? Insane!

I'll have pictures from the Kinetic Race up soon.

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Post by gyre » Sat May 31, 2008 1:05 am

I saw an interesting bike rack the other day.
It was the chrome tray from the bottom of a shopping trolley on the rear of a bike.

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