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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Foxfur » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:53 am

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1/2-inch characters.
Perfect for kids clothing and other space constrained applications.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby ultratang7 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:52 pm

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Did someone say Crisco-Twister???
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby ultratang7 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:58 pm

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.....and the taste test was amazing!
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Foxfur » Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:49 pm

Made a stencil to loan to the Playawaste Raiders

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Re: Work in Progress

Postby trilobyte » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:37 am

Loving those stickers, ultratang!

Damn, another long hard day. With only a few days to go, it seemed to be 'now or never' time for the cooler rack project last night, and I had to decide which of the possible ideas swirling around my head were the way I wanted to go. I figure I'll need to make 6 of them for the camp, so cost was a factor. Ideally I wanted something fold-up that would require little work on the playa… but posh was way outside the scope of the budget. So I wazzed up something that would be easy enough to build on the playa, figured out all the lumber and parts I'd need, and today I headed off to the local hardware shop. And of course, typical - try to support the local guy, but the bastards were out of a connector piece I needed so it was off to the Despot. Grabbed what I needed for that as well as the evap pond, the backing for the standees, and an elevated bit I want for the shower stall.

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Got back home in time to stencil the new bins and my wrist brace (there was no way that wasn't going to happen) and then for the girl to arrive from work. A few kisses and shouting plans at each other, then it was timeto head over to my workshop joint to do all the cutting on all that lumber. A few hours later and a few hundred linear feet of lumber's all cut to spec and marked for each project. Tomorrow morning I've got to run over to storage to offload some of that stuff, then back home to get the chalkboard surface sprayed onto those damned standees. Then it's mostly pre-cooking and packing my own shit from here on out, oh yeah and meeting up with my bacon bacon guy for lunch. Holy shit, we might be able to pull this all together in time!
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Elorrum » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:03 am

going to pick up my mother's scooter today. thinking of mutation. I'd like to do my avatar's vehicle, or... thinking of Fireball XL5.
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or the Junior.... sort of rat fink stylee with my shoulders and head sticking out the top.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby unjonharley » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:41 am

Elorrum wrote:going to pick up my mother's scooter today. thinking of mutation. I'd like to do my avatar's vehicle, or... thinking of Fireball XL5.
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or the Junior.... sort of rat fink stylee with my shoulders and head sticking out the top.
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That would be soooo cool.. Then again I like the machine in your avatar..

Suggestion.. The small wheels of a scooter on the playa eat a lot of juice..
Steal some wheels from a kids 12 inch bike..
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Bob » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:59 am

Reminds me of my last year w/ DPW on "special" projects, the year of the space theme, '04. Larry wanted me to turn all the org golf carts into space shuttle sort of things, very similar to your avatar. Think Rod came up with a drawing. So we ordered dozens of Sonotubes to strap on the sides, with old orange traffic cones for noses and scrap plywood fins. Sadly, due to other crews robbing my people at the end, we only got one or two finished. Figured the Sonotube could be repurposed after the event, but I think the ranch manager tossed or burned the fuckers.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Bob » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:10 am

Anyhow, I think you should rig those to shoot Nerf torpedoes at deejay buses.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Elorrum » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:18 pm

I wish I still had this toy... the side panels opened up and shot missiles. It would be awesome to stop in the path of one of those noisy beasts... sort of like the dude in front of the tank in Tianamen sq. then *bbbbrrrrrrrrttttt* the panels fold down, hiya.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Elorrum » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:22 pm

unjonharley wrote:Steal some wheels from a kids 12 inch bike..

yeah, I'd like to get all the works up a bit off the ground, larger wheels would help with that as well.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby 5280MeV » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:19 pm

I was thinking about ways to attach lighting to stuff, and I got the idea that I might epoxy velcro to my nuts.

It is setting right now, I will let you know how it turns out tomorrow.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby Elorrum » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:11 pm

5280MeV wrote:I was thinking about ways to attach lighting to stuff, and I got the idea that I might epoxy velcro to my nuts.

It is setting right now, I will let you know how it turns out tomorrow.


I think I'd have gone with GOOP tm, it cures a bit more flexible. await your report.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby trilobyte » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:18 pm

That jetmobile looks really cool, Elorrum!
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby unjonharley » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:34 pm

Elorrum wrote:
unjonharley wrote:Steal some wheels from a kids 12 inch bike..

yeah, I'd like to get all the works up a bit off the ground, larger wheels would help with that as well.


I find that moving slow makes a lot of heat on connections and control box.
There is heat there so you can not dust cover very much..
Suggest you change drive ratios to the speed your going to be traveling most of the time.

This year I'm hoping to bring a peddle car quadricycle
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby 5280MeV » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:10 pm

Elorrum wrote:
5280MeV wrote:I was thinking about ways to attach lighting to stuff, and I got the idea that I might epoxy velcro to my nuts.

It is setting right now, I will let you know how it turns out tomorrow.


I think I'd have gone with GOOP tm, it cures a bit more flexible. await your report.


Worked pretty well I think, here is a picture of my nuts with the velcro attached:

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This way I can attach my homemade bottle-cap lights to the interior of the icosahedron in the backyard:

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They go on pretty well:

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Here is the brains of the operation, which need a weatherproof enclosure and ultimately a more permanent wiring:

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It is kinda overkill for the power that I am actually using, but good practice for when I get more current flowing.

Here is the thing lit up:

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I've been playing with programming patterns, but I can't figure out how to make a decent video of LED effects with my phone.


After I took it all down tonight (it needs additional weatherproofing), the velcro detached from one of my nuts. I dunno why it didn't bond well to the metal, I thought that I had mixed it well.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby trilobyte » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:18 pm

That looks awesome, Frogbird! FYI, from my experience the best way to try and catch video of something like that would probably to catch it during twilight - after the sun's gone over the horizon but there's still light in the sky.
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Re: Work in Progress

Postby tamarakay » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:25 pm

This thread is a lot funnier when you start reading it out of context. "epoxy velcro to my nuts" "awaiting your results"
hehehehe hahahahahahahahaha, oh dear, i've joined the fifth grade boys league. hahahahahaha, can't stop giggling :D :oops: :roll: :twisted:

[Edit by moderator: this awesome thread continues here]
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