What's 12 feet tall, has a giant double helix, shoots fire, and spins people around? *This* project!
The Camp SCIENCE! Ignis Illuminatus project will provide the Alchemy community with both an artistic installation and a playground-like structure. It consists of several main parts: a pyramid frame, a rotating platform, a large pinnacle double helix, and fire effects. The primary goal of the SCIENCE! Engineering Team is to build a structurally safe and aesthetically appealing installation for community usage during both day and night. The vision is of a glowing helix atop a pyramid structure that is visible in the night sky throughout the festival. In addition to adding to the Alchemy skyline, we would like the pyramid to be a place where the community can gather and play atop the carousel platform. The secondary goal is to build a structure modular in design such that all pieces brought to the campground can be removed after the festival, in accordance with our Leave No Trace principle.
Ignis Illuminatus is to be built in four sections: the pyramidal frame, carousel, double helix, and fire effects. Each section will be constructed and tested independently by Camp SCIENCE! members. The fire effects themselves consists of several subsystems: one system for free burning pilot effects to be lined along the frame of the pyramid, one system for four flame effects positioned at the top of the pyramid, all pointed away from the center, and finally one system for electronic control of the flame effects and LED lighting that will be positioned around the double helix.
Funding is desired for the project to cover the following expenses: steel struts for frame assembly, copper tubing, propane hoses, propane fittings and parts, regulators, parts for carousel assembly, metal tubing for the double helix structure, and transportation costs. Any extra money we get will go into purchasing extra propane for longer burning fire effects. We would love to see Ignis Illuminatus become a reality for the Alchemy community; hopefully you agree and will help us make it happen.
Total Height: ~20ft
Height of Pyramid: ~13ft
Height of Helix: ~8ft
Diameter of Carousel: 8ft
Total Cost of Materials: $2000
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For $10 we will give you a couple of lovely Ignis Illuminatus stickers, designed by talented artists of camp SCIENCE!
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For $25 you get the $10 reward *plus* - A fancy badge, and a bottle opener/lighter. We figure if you're funding us to play with fire, you must like to play with fire too. Plus, the badge will be really cool, we promise.
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For $50 you get the $25 and $10 rewards *plus* -A t-shirt with the Ignis Illuminatus logo screen printed on it. Not only will the t-shirt look awesome, it will be super sciencey and everyone around you will want to be your friend. We think.
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For $100 you get the $50, $25, and $10 rewards *plus* -A personalized song composed, dedicated to you, and performed by our camp's accomplished accordianist (quite possibly the only accordianist at Alchemy). We feel that the awesomeness of this is self explanatory.
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While this level of funding represents a sizable fraction of our actual goal, individuals who choose to donate this much towards our effort will get everything listed in the first four tiers *plus* - A walk-in spot on the Camp SCIENCE! musical, which will be performed at Alchemy. Should our funding goal be realized, you will be contacted and given details about your featured role. We will also want to give you a really big hug for being so generous and awesome.
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