2013 Art Car Ideas??

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2013 Art Car Ideas??

Post by coxburner » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:49 pm


I have hit a wall is a good way to put it! I am a burner of 3 years and like most have stepped up to be more a part of burning man.....so since my first year (2006, 2008, 2012) I have dreamed of building a mutant vehicle!! Well I have now hit a time in my life where that is possible and 2013 cargo cult is my year to make my dream start happening....

Here is the ground work...I plan on making an art car out of a golf cart (yes I know small but it will be great). The problem that i am having is figuring out what the heck I want/am going to build!!!!!! I am looking for suggestions on things that people might want to see out on the playa. I have a decent fund (never enough but it will have to do) and my plans are 1) movement of some kind ex: legs eyes etc. 2) small sound 3) lights of course.....I have thrown around a shark but a few people have made them....spider.....but again many people have made those......pig (I have a teacup pig that I love to death that most people that know me think I should do because my world is my pig.......sandwich. ......pile of poo with flies........

So.... HELP if anyone wants to throw out reasonable ideas or things that they would like to see I would oh sooooo appreciate it!!!!

Nicole....idea-less future art car driver. :shock:

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Re: 2013 Art Car Ideas??

Post by trilobyte » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:59 am

I'm giving this a nudge over to the Preparation -> Transportation board, as that's a better fit for general preparation questions and design/construction issues (the year-specific MV board is intended more for updates and announcements on specific vehicle plans). Good luck figuring out which direction you want to go.

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Re: 2013 Art Car Ideas??

Post by moltensteelman » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:48 am

I think you should go with the playa pig. It's calling your name.
Drop in a Big block V-8 with a 150:1 gear reduction, a 2 1/2 ton rear differential with 44" tires, a 12" I beam frame with tractor weights accross the front bumper and a trailer to haul 30+ burners and I think you'll have it made!
Oh wait this is still page 1, never mind :wink:
Carry on.
I do think the Pig is a good idea.

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Re: 2013 Art Car Ideas??

Post by Znobyzom » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:22 am

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Thumping Sound system.
• 1000 watt Ear Piercing Sound System
• Input should have wireless plate microphones to pickup and replay sound from other sound systems.
• Input Direct link with wireless hard link with other sound systems (gives DJ control of the Sabakhasours Sound system from the booth.
• FM receiver Input for BRC stations
• Computer, CD and I-pod sound inputs
• Sound output with wireless output to DJ booth at sound camps
• PA system output
• Sound canon for sub bass projection
• Flame control interface
• Lighting control interface

Skin Lighting Systems

• Strobe light system
• El wire system
• Black light
• LED skin light system
• Fully Programmable
• Low wattage and heat
• 100,000 hours longevity
• Low maintenance
• 16 Million Rich, Vibrant Colors
• External controller
• Can produce bright white light

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Built-in sound activated programs via master/slave or DMX

Coverage up to 20ft x 20ft

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Additional power output for daisy chaining units

Includes brackets for wall and truss mounting

Low power consumption
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Beam angle: 20°

Light Source: 192 (UV) LEDs 100,000hrs

Current draw: (peak 12W @ 120V) (inrush 24W @ 120V)

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Water/Air Systems

• Water canon with air burst injection and aim control
• Water mister around the perimeter of the MV with individual control
• Water squirt with air burst around the perimeter of the car with individual control
• Air burst at the ground around the perimeter of the MV
• Air burst at the ground at the nose
• Nose Snorting device
• Nose movement device

FX systems

• Rear-view Camera
• Four leg lift for front of MV
• Control systems work with wireless mouse and keyboard
• Slumped glass Eyes (with a reverse conceived shape so the eyes follow you)
• 250,000 volt Tesla Coil above the snorting nose
• Plasma ball facial features
 invisible• Black light paint
• Black light feather/wing system
• Purring device
• Tail wag device
• Double trailers gives two articulating points to the MV
• Exhaust system on fire spine
• First trailer holds plush guest space for four to six people
• Second trailer hold power generator water tank and air compressor (and the tail wag device)

Fire Spine
• Pyro beat type control system
• Exhaust system from buggy to fire spine

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* Core 2 Duo 1.6GHz, Pentium M-1.6GHz or Via 1.2GHz
* Flexible/Sealable cable I/O
* Video, Audio, PS/2 Kyb/Mouse ports
* DDR memory to 2048MB
* 40G XTemp. hard drive
* 4 USB ports, LAN port, serial port
* Win-XP-Pro installed and tested
* Power Loss Auto Power On (BIOS setting)
* Panel Mount brackets
* Universal AC Adapter (12V DC)


* Vista, Linux, Win-XP/e Embedded or other
* Solid State Flash drive (no moving parts)
* Hard Drive upgrade to 250G
* Dual 10/100 & Gigabit LAN
* Wireless LAN
* USB Flash Image/Boot Thumb Drive
* 2 or 4 serial ports, RS422/485 ports
* S-Video/TV out, 1394 Firewire
* DC terminal block (12V or 24V/36 or DC range option)
* Intelligent Automotive DC power supply
* Watchdog timer, Hardware monitor, Digital I/O
* Other options available

LED skin system


Smiles~ go for it.

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