Magically Snarky 8-ball

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Magically Snarky 8-ball

Postby uncle sticky » Fri May 17, 2013 9:17 am

No approval yet, but I'm confident that this scaled down but fun idea will get the Hotties' blessing. Base vehicle is a Honda 3 wheeler, covered by a fabric sphere, about 10' diameter. I'm planning on making the sphere as a geodesic sphere/buckball, with a stretchy black fabric over it. Any suggestions/alternate ideas for making a strong but light sphere? Probably put a stronger material (chicken wire, heavy shade cloth) over the dome to smooth it out so it looks more round. Ideas?
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Re: Magically Snarky 8-ball

Postby magic8ball » Fri May 17, 2013 10:44 am

snarky fucking 8ball is now approvedly. by me.
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Re: Magically Snarky 8-ball

Postby BBadger » Fri May 17, 2013 12:01 pm

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Re: Magically Snarky 8-ball

Postby Sync » Fri May 17, 2013 1:40 pm

PVC pipe and fittings would make a good understructure. Add a heat gun and you could make just about anything, and it could be madee to come apart for transport.

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Re: Magically Snarky 8-ball

Postby dragonpilot » Fri May 17, 2013 7:01 pm

uncle sticky wrote: Base vehicle is a Honda 3 wheeler...


Looks like I won't be getting a ride on that one.
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Re: Magically Snarky 8-ball

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri May 17, 2013 7:30 pm

Is the window going to be on top and will anyone be able to see it?

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Re: Magically Snarky 8-ball

Postby clocksnmirrors » Fri May 17, 2013 9:19 pm

i love this idea

good luck with the execution

i've seen some paper mache sculpting on a large scale that looked pretty hearty. don't know if that might work for this application. it can even be sanded and painted with a gloss finish

note the picture at the bottom of the large globe
http://www.fremontuniverse.com/2009/06/06/floats-under-construction-for-solstice-parade/

clearly "go big or go home" is no challenge for the accomplished paper mache artist
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Re: Magically Snarky 8-ball

Postby lemur » Fri May 17, 2013 10:08 pm

make sure the vehicle and structure under the dome is well hidden in the daylight.. being able to see through the shade stuff in daylight would possibly make it a vehicle that is only really useable at night... where being able to see through the ball wont really matter..

of course.. it might be hard to see the 8ball look that way, at night! (if you were even planning on night riding..)


the biggest problem youll have, (in my estimation judging on the description) is, if we presume the structure is beefy and hides the base vehicle well, is the covering revealing the vehicle.... perhaps have some areas with shade stuff to see through and other non-important areas solid to avoid any such issues
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Re: Magically Snarky 8-ball

Postby uncle sticky » Mon May 20, 2013 10:05 am

We're in! So now is the time to get some construction opinions! I'm thinking that the buckyball out of emt might be too much. Heavy, a lot of struts to get it looking like a sphere. Plus is it can be transported in parts and assembled on playa. We looked at doing 3-5 concentric rings welded with curved struts, covered in chicken wire, but I'm worried about strength, especially if a couple of folks want to sit on top while parked. Thoughts?
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Re: Magically Snarky 8-ball

Postby Sic Pup » Mon May 20, 2013 10:12 am

it's neither big enough, nor sturdy enough, basis your description but I did immediately think of this when I initially read your post. Oh, and congratulations, I hope I run into it (figuratively) on the playa.
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