The Air Kraken is a kinetic sculpture that breathes fire. It hungers for propane and a way to Rights of Passage - Burning Man.
What's this about?
The Air Kraken is a project that I've worked hard at this year, and successfully completed and took to the Washington regional burn - Critical Massive. My aim is to take the project to BurningMan this year, and display the art publicly.
What's your money going towards?
The funding that I am seeking for the project is to fulfill three goals:
1. Funding transportation on a trailer down to the site
2. Increasing the capacity of the kraken to breathe fire
3. Buying fuel
The Kraken currently is capable of bringing a full propane tank from full pressure down to frozen in under 30 minutes. My intent is to increase its capacity through ganging four tanks on the vehicle, and bringing enough fuel to run the vehicle for a few hours for five nights on playa.
Your contribution will go towards the costs of propane tanks, for propane, and for a trailer. These costs break down to about $330 for transportation, four 30 lb propane tanks - $300, and 30 gallons of propane (~$100.) The remaining money covers the rewards costs, and building the manifold to gang the tanks.
When will rewards go out?
After Burning Man.
Why should I support this?
Because you love seeing mobile fire sculpture at the Burn, and because this project is worth it.
Read more about it, including build photos on my facebook page for it:
Got any pictures?
What will the patch look like?
It'll look like this:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,000 goal
seconds to go
Jul 25, 2011 - Aug 14, 2011
Pledge $10 or more
A postcard of the kraken, from photos at events and builds. This will be mailed to you in an envelope. Outside the USA? Add $10 for shipping.
Pledge $15 or more
6 backers Limited (14 of 20 left)
Air Kraken Sticker, 4" round vinyl sticker. High quality, and very durable. Great for putting on your water bottle, laptop, or vehicle! Pledge $25, and I'll send you two!
Pledge $25 or more
An Air Kraken sew-on patch. This patch will be a round sew-on embroidered patch, based on imagery of the Kraken.
Pledge $35 or more
Get an Air Kraken Patch and a vinyl sticker. Two great tastes, finally together!
Pledge $40 or more
Just like the $25 level, except you get *TWO* patches!
Pledge $50 or more
4 postcards and a patch. Great for giving gifts!
Pledge $75 or more
The Ultimate Pack Pledge at this level, and you'll receive the biggest bundle of goodies: 2 Air Kraken patches, 2 vinyl stickers, 4 postcards, and an 8x10 print of something from the project!
Pledge $200 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
A ride on the kraken on the burn for several hours, and fun pulling the flame handle.
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Ride the Kraken for a full day!