Sundial Tower Project

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Sundial Tower Project

Postby fogg4444 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:16 pm

Hey everybody!

We have a 45 foot tall tower / viewing deck / sundial art structure planned for next year.

We'll need volunteers in the bay area once this gets funding.

Take a look at the website for photos and more information.

www.foggdesignmfg.com

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Postby fogg4444 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:14 am

would love to hear your opinions or ideas

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Postby TomServo » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:37 am

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Postby searock420 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:43 am

That's fuckin' cool! You might want to up the weight limit.

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Postby fogg4444 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:30 pm

[quote="searock420"]That's fuckin' cool! You might want to up the weight limit.[/quote]

yup, thanks. The project is in the middle of stress analysis right now and the weight limit is subject to change. We are factoring in what it would weigh to have the deck crammed full of people and possibly speakers / sound equipment with a sizable safety factor.

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Postby Elderberry » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:34 pm

Nice.

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nice way to tell time on the playa

Postby mentaldk » Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:59 pm

need any help with construction?
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Postby BAS » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:33 am

That looks really cool (I think I'm jealous.)

Darn, I need to figure out some way to afford to get to BRC again.
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Postby maryanimal » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:46 pm

I'm in awe! What a totally awesome piece of art. I wish I lived in the bay area. I would love to help.
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Postby Sham » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:42 am

Sundials rock. I have been wearing this watch for a few years now and I love it. It shows the exact time once you get used to dealing with the direction of the sun, and your ability to stay perfectly still while telling the time. It's true solar, and I never have to change the batteries---EVER! At night and out of the sun, I just ask passersby if they know "what time it is"! :D

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Postby TomServo » Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:32 am

I saw to models of the structure tonight, and was impressed. Any structural engineers willing to donate their two cents?
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Postby dewnorth » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:38 pm

Will it be tall enough that we could watch the minutes "tick" by, perhaps on smaller indicators between the hourly artwork marks?

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Postby mdmf007 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:59 pm

Sail area would be your biggest concern to start. From your pics this looks very small in cross section - so theres not much area to collect the wind.

Your model looks pretty burly as well.

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Postby phoon » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:57 pm

That's such a cool idea! Sun dials fascinate me. I'm in Chicago so I wouldn't be able to help before BM, but I can't wait to see it! It's going to be epic, I'm sure.


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