I have created a Spark submission with all of the details. When it is approved, it will be located here: http://spark.burningman.com/ad-category ... -vehicles/
. If you are interested with lending a hand in the design, fabrication, or vehicularization of the MADPHUC, then contact me via Spark or a Private Message and I will bring you on board.
I plan to use this thread as my build log, recording my weekly progress towards the design and fabrication of the Mal-mArt Deep Playa Hammock Utility Car, the MADPHUC.
Note: I came up with the vague concept for this vehicle a couple of years ago, and it has been bouncing around in my head and morphing for quite a while now. In the last two weeks I finally settled on a design concept and have been sketching out plans. So technically, this is just Day 1 of keeping a logbook of records.
Design Stage, Day 1:
My work has a tool that we use to inspect a large weldment. The tool is a welded steel 'wagon wheel' and is the basis for my design. Here is what I have so far. 2012-12-10_15-18-16_428
, on FlickrMADPHUC 2_1
, on FlickrMadphuc_Colorful
, on Flickr
My next steps are to make a rough SketchUp of the A-Frame support structure and to start working on the loads calculations to ensure this thing is built strong enough that it won't collapse and kill anyone.