- Ooooh! I love get big, heavy boxes in the mail! More tools and toys to build things with! 18 hours ago
- Making a pair of steel stilts/oversized joysticks. This is what my day job has degenerated into. 18 hours ago
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I realize that I never discussed an amazing aspect of A Moveable Feast: the flaming chandelier.
With all of the different elements of the Kinetic Sculpture in place it was time to do some laps around the parking lot to see what would break. We’ve literally got lots of moving parts, so it’s important to see what we need to fix. It’s much easier to repair a broken spoke in the [...]
We’ve been working two or three days a week on this thing. This means we’ve been making a lot of progress, but I haven’t had the time to blog about it much. Let me see if I can catch things up to something remotely current… We finally got started on the driveshaft. We welded it [...]
After hacking up the bicycle frames to distill them into just the parts that we’re going to use, it was time to start welding the basics of the frame together. I purchased 120′ of 1 1/2″ x 1/16″ wall chromoly tubing. Alloy 4130 for those keeping score at home. I’ve also got some 3/4″ tube [...]
We had a vague idea of how things are supposed to go together. But, eventually, we’ll have to actually do it. I took some measurements of the parts I was planning to use and started to put them into Google’s Sketchup. It has a little bit of a learning curve, but the tutorials were helpful [...]
We made some great progress today on the kinetic sculpture. I’m going to let the pictures tell the story.
I just launched our KickStarter campaign for A Moveable Feast. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/480257067/a-moveable-feast Check it out and help out if you can! Thanks!
For the past 4 years, I’ve been jealous of the kinetic sculptures at Burning Man. Duane Flatmo’s beautiful creations were the first to catch my eye. But soon I was noticing many other art bikes on the playa. I kept dreaming about building my own, but I couldn’t wrap my mind around how to get [...]