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Looking for Man schematics

Post by Torquill » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:32 am

I'd like to build a small-scale model of the Man (for personal use), and I was wondering whether I can get some schematics -- notes, Sketchup files, whatever. I can probably reproduce it from just peering at lots of photos, but it would be far easier with some basic info.

Can the Man crew release that sort of info, and if so, how do I get in touch with someone there? Has anybody here assembled their own build schematics? Anything to cut down on the design effort would be great.

Thanks :)
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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by Token » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:56 pm

AFAIK, none have ever been posted. However ...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/headlouse ... 916102462/

Documents building this little fella

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And the project site while the fun was going on ...

http://balsaman.org/

You might want to poke around, do some google-fu and see if Colin is around and willing to share plans and whatnot.

If not, you got some real good images listed in them links.

Good Luck.

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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by Captain Goddammit » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:04 pm

It's never the same anyway.
You sure as hell don't want schematics of this year's pile of shit!
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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by Chowski » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:08 pm

Hey now! Stop picking on the little guy. It's not his fault he was incomplete, couldn't move, had no head, was invisible 90% of the week and created as forgettable a burn as he was a structure. What I learned from 2016, sometimes art fails. And not even spectacularly.

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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by Torquill » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:35 pm

Fantastic. Balsa Man looks like exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for. I sent email to ask whether they have stuff to aid me in my own attempt, and in the meantime, the photos will be a pretty substantial help.

Thanks, fellow Burners!

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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by Traveller in Time » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:42 pm

This years idea was simple enough, just go round and round :D
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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by Ratty » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:33 pm

Are you guys talking about 'Headless handstand man'? Last year we had 'Too Heavy Headed Man'. Yes. Every year is different. Maybe that's why this year his head was so small.
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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by Token » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:47 pm

Zika Man

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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by Captain Goddammit » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:38 pm

'13 will be hard to top. That was awesome!
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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by BBadger » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:05 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:It's never the same anyway.
You sure as hell don't want schematics of this year's pile of shit!
We shall call him Broken Breaking Wheel Man.
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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by maladroit » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:10 am

All my Game of Thrones fan friends were out of their minds that week calling him the Flayed Man.

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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by Sham » Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:56 am

I still personally just want to see skeletal Man be the same every year. While everything around it evolves and changes, let the single object of the man remain the constant that everything gets built around. I was pretty shocked the year that the Man showed up and had a full "tin man" suit on. The Man pavilion is the exact center of the event.
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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:11 am

its totally open source..
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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by sadie » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:49 pm

Token wrote:Zika Man
I shouldn't have laughed at this.....

But I totally did...
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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by ranger magnum » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:05 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:'13 will be hard to top. That was awesome!
Absolutely. Cargo Cult was the best man I've seen in 20 years of attendance.
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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by Ratty » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:22 pm

They will never top it. They will keep trying though. I hated the year the man spun around. I kept getting lost.
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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by ACfromSAC » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:23 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:'13 will be hard to top. That was awesome!
For soooo many reasons. Very cool visually, the interactive elements within the base were really well done and that burn was AWESOME.

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Re: Looking for Man schematics

Post by trilobyte » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:25 pm

I'm moving this to the Q&A board, since that's a better fit for general questions relating to Burning Man. The actual design and schematics are not publicly available, though you're welcome to come up with your own (for your own personal use, of course).

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