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Flaming bag pipes

Postby ADilwicius » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:24 am

One of the projects I want to work on this year is rigging my bag pipes to shoot fire (3 mini fire cannons 1 fuel supply). The design is simple but I'm just not that familiar with solenoids and stuff and don't want to screw it up. Can anyone direct me to a good resource or even better is if I could meet someone to go over my plans. I'm in the LA area, and any help would be appreciated. Thank you so much!
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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby Bounce530 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:35 pm

Two guys on this board that come to my mind first are, Foxfur and OneEyed Dick. They may be able to help you or point you the right direction.
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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby gaminwench » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:38 pm

I love this idea!
I have no information to help, but I hope it works!!
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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby Rice » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:16 pm

ADilwicius wrote:One of the projects I want to work on this year is rigging my bag pipes to shoot fire (3 mini fire cannons 1 fuel supply). The design is simple but I'm just not that familiar with solenoids and stuff and don't want to screw it up. Can anyone direct me to a good resource or even better is if I could meet someone to go over my plans. I'm in the LA area, and any help would be appreciated. Thank you so much!

This is both awesome and terrifying! I love it!.
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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby ADilwicius » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:19 pm

Thanks for the positive responses! It will be awesome! I'll keep you posted on the build. Thanks bounce530 I all ready reached out to your recommendations.

P.S. if you know any bagpipers that plan on being at burning man in 2013 and want to participate in a small performance please have them contact me. I started it this year near the temple and it was one of my best memories of BM.
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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby Bin Noddin » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:11 am

Espressodude is also a wizard in this department
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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby ADilwicius » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:18 pm

Thanks bin, I've reached out to him too
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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby pizzamancer » Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:19 am

[media]


Somebody is a fan of the Bad Piper.

edit; crap, the time stamp doesn't work, watch it, it starts after that taxi commercial.
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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby ADilwicius » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:01 am

Exactly! I've also see some girl piper from Seattle do it. The good news is I know it's possible, just need help with the design.
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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby Foxfur » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:00 pm

One of my favorite things of 2012.
I was in my trailer and heard BAGPIPES. Bagpipes being played very well. I ran out and shot a 3 minute video of it and followed him into Rosie's Bar at MASH camp next door.
All kinds of people were clapping along very enthusiastically and very loudly.
You can't find this level of surrealism and participation anywhere else on earth.

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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby ADilwicius » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:16 pm

@foxfur I met so many great pipers and had a similar experience over at one of the Celtic camps. I was told to get in touch with you so I sent you a private message a little will ago about any advice you can give me on my set up. So foxfur let me know of any good resources or help you can give me with building my system.
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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby DPTV » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:19 pm

Bag pipes sound magical on the playa. All acoustic instruments provide a welcome contrast to the usual excessive amounts of electronic music out there. I hope to see some bagpipes shooting fire in 2013!
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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby Scorpio012 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:57 am

Can anyone explain to me how they get the flaming bagpipes to work? Thanks!!
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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby Ratty » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:43 am

They ignite the bloody fuel.
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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby ADilwicius » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:37 pm

I haven't finished my setup. I have the concept prepared and I think I understand it all but I've never worked with gas before so I'm not comfortable strapping propain tanks to my body. I'll provide some info if I finish the rig this year. Still any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Flaming bag pipes

Postby trilobyte » Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:39 am

I'm giving this a nudge over to the Q&A board, since this is more of an ongoing playa project discussion (and an awesome one at that). Good luck in figuring out the details of the flame effects, and keep us posted on your progress :)
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