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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:31 am

I like mobile couches, If they are done well.
There have been examples built with absolutely no visible hardware, everything is within the couch. Magic!
I don't like the ones that are bolted to a platform with wheels.
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby chefjuke » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:43 pm

All,

Often people will bring up the idea that to make a mutant vehicle you have to spend TONS of time/money/effort. I would argue that isn't necessarily the case, however people do NOTICE the major project vehicles more easily than the smaller, simpler ones. Every year there are numerous Mutant Vehicles that are invited to the playa that are reasonably inexpensive to create, but are compelling. Be it a golf cart wholly mutated into a wedge of swiss cheese, or a simple scratch build driveable porch swing or.... The truth is, the majority of the mutant vehicles over the last few years have been smaller vehicles, mostly golf cart or small car based.

The key is not necessarily in the size of the vehicle or the cost of materials, but in the what is done with what one has and how compelling one can make it.

Also, note that the applications are reviewed by a team of DMV Volunteers who come to consensus decisions. It's not just one person saying Yes or No, it's a group of Burners (like you!) who are helping determine how well each application meets or exceeds the Mutant Vehicle criteria. We also try to make it clear when we DO decline to invite a vehicle, what the reasoning behind the decision is, and what concerns the owner would need to address to have their vehicle's application accepted upon appeal.

And, as always, if anyone has any questions about Mutant Vehicle applications, the DMV process, or anything regarding the DMV, they should feel free to email the DMV at dmv@burningman.com

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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby socks » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:51 pm

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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby Captain Goddammit » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:27 pm

socks wrote:Uncle ever thought of making a flying carpet?

That's been done twice that I know of.
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby Savannah » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:36 pm

To me, the base looks like a maple bar.

. . . Maple bar and a cuppa coffee, boppin' round the playa.
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby uncle sticky » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:37 pm

I've done some thinking about this, and listened (read?) to what people had to say. Bottom line is I wanted to do the raft in the first place because I love white water rafting, and goddamn it, it means something to me. I did the raft two years ago, but I was really not happy with the final vehicle, so I wanted to do it again, but better, and achieve my original idea. Ultimately, I just have to do something that is personally important to me, and a white water raft on the playa is that thing. Hopefully, I can address the DMV concerns, and make it really fun.

That said, anybody have some suggestions on how to make this project better? I want to start with the skirting and the vehicle mutation, and add cool options as the thing develops.
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:36 am

Some kind of irridesent blue green hula skirt material would work for the water effect.

I know I've seen it as bunting as advertising at big tent sales.
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby VultureChow » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:16 am

I wonder if there is someway to project blue undulating light down onto the playa so the ground also becomes your water.
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:34 am

VultureChow wrote:I wonder if there is someway to project blue undulating light down onto the playa so the ground also becomes your water.


Oh!!!! I think I might try that idea myself!!!!
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby Nipple » Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:12 pm

Pier II had projectors on it that did just that.

That tech exists!
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby uncle sticky » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:14 pm

And Matt, the lead on that project, is my tenant. He better get back into town soon, I'll have questions for him.
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby BBadger » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:19 pm

Fix it to mechanical struts so that while the vehicle is moving, the raft rocks back and forth as if it were going up and down in rapids.
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:16 pm

Someone was making water costumes last year. I' bet she has something to add...
Fish. And something with an orange life vest... I'd say an outboard motor but that doesn't sound right for white water rafting.
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby Savannah » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:04 pm

Life vests, yes--and perhaps some oars (even if in the permanent diagonal "up" position).
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Re: Denied! OUch!

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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby Captain Goddammit » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:33 pm

Savannah wrote:Life vests, yes--and perhaps some oars (even if in the permanent diagonal "up" position).

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Life vests, fishing poles, and even fish :)
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:46 pm

All art is, is stealing from the best...
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby lemur » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:04 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:Image





i see WAY too much base vehicle here.

the level of mutation is about zero.
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:27 pm

Lol, well yeah - but how much car, truck, golf cart, or ATV do ya see :)
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:05 am

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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby illy dilly » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:15 am

uncle sticky wrote:I've done some thinking about this, and listened (read?) to what people had to say. Bottom line is I wanted to do the raft in the first place because I love white water rafting, and goddamn it, it means something to me. I did the raft two years ago, but I was really not happy with the final vehicle, so I wanted to do it again, but better, and achieve my original idea. Ultimately, I just have to do something that is personally important to me, and a white water raft on the playa is that thing. Hopefully, I can address the DMV concerns, and make it really fun.

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uncle sticky wrote:That said, anybody have some suggestions on how to make this project better? I want to start with the skirting and the vehicle mutation, and add cool options as the thing develops.

I don't know nearly as much about MVs as a lot of the folks posting here. With that said, I think it might help with the "floating on playa" look if the raft were closer to the ground. Could you maybe use smaller wheels and tires to get it closer to the ground?
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:56 pm

@Capt. GodDamnit-
this is what it looked like;
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby oscillator » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:29 pm

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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby oscillator » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:09 pm

If you do manage to create water, please consider adding some sharks.

Sharks with lasers is good.

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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:13 pm

Sharks with surgical lasers is better.
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby Elorrum » Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:44 am

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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby oscillator » Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:46 pm

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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby hippyDdoc » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:25 pm

what are the rules for pulling a wagon/kiddie cart/chariot/cart for a cooler behind a bicycle (pedal power) is this a trailer that needs registration.
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Re: Denied! OUch!

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:14 pm

There are no rules about that. If it's pedal powered, anything goes, no DMV license needed.
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