What my Kiwiburn art project is not

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I’m taking a break from spinning LED things and doing something else. My Kiwiburn art project is not: A drone that hovers relaxingly just above the heads of meditating people The Bureau of Unerotic Discourse A large-scale video display with one foot per pixel, like a literal foot A trebuchet that launches hippies into the …

The Flying Carpet

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While lying on damp, cold, and hard ground at Kiwiburn one night, we decided that festivals are more fun when dry, warm, soft, and fluffy. So we made a festival blanket that we named the Flying Carpet – fluff on the top, waterproof underneath, padding in the middle, and LED animations around the edge (Teensy, …

Best Kiwiburn Ever!

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Picture by Peter Jennings Very brief summary: Returning to Kiwiburn, with my closest people, who’ve also been away. Helping to build and light the Effigy. The Effigy crew. The resulting meat blanket. New site, oh yes. Finally getting the Hat Band working and out in public. Ooo… it’s shiny. It lasted three days before an …

Project States and Goals

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Mitochondrion, 3.5 – Awaiting a free weekend for me to tear down 3.4 and re-build Power regulator for microcontroller to stop it crashing Replace broken wooden parts with FR4 Replace batteries with ones that aren’t munted Get sound code working Get accelerometer code working Mitochondrion 4.0 – In design phase, light boards look easy, power …

Kiwiburn Post

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So:

Off to Kiwiburn

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We may end up looking like this: Pic by tatjna

Kiwiburn Project Number 2

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Given that the Mitochondrion has taken over my life, I wanted to do something else, something very, very simple for Kiwiburn. So The Avenue is the anti-Mitochondrion – no high tech*, no complicated production processes, no etching, no super-fine soldering, no details, tolerances plus or minus a thumb or so, instead of a tenth of …

Dog Stakes

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Does anyone have a dog stake or two that I can borrow for Kiwiburn? By “dog stake”, I mean one of these: Or indeed any other means of making a fixing into earth that can take a substantial vertical load? Tent pegs, even big ones, are great for horizontal or low-angle loads, and can be …