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A retro-space styled space ship mobile art car. Help us create this experience for all to share at the Burning Man event in August 2014
A retro-space styled space ship mobile art car. Help us create this experience for all to share at the Burning Man event in August 2014
153 backers pledged $12,292 to help bring this project to life.

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Our $10,000 goal is the bare minimum we need to get ICARUS to playa this year. We have a lot of other features we'd like to include and encourage you help us make them possible.

STRETCH GOALS:

$11,000 Flame Throwers

$12,000 Photo Booth

$13,000 Advanced "Raspberry Pi" Screen Integration

$14,000 Extra Sound / DJ Equipment

$15,000 Sunshade and Dust Cover Roof

WE DID IT! Thanks to the support of our friends, family, and community we've managed to reach our fundraising goal. This helps with a number of our expenses and will allow us to afford to ship to Burning Man this year. We still have lots of details, upgrades, and on playa expenses we'd make sure are possible with further funding, so if you are capable of donating we still greatly appreciate all donations.

*UPDATE #1  - All rewards over $15 will now be also available for on playa pickup!!

*UPDATE #2 - Added two new limited edition perk levels: "NCO" & "Master Chief Special Warfare Operator" both of which include a personal light up Icarus beacon!

*UPDATE #3 - Free interactive badge for all donations $35 and up if we reach our $13,000 Stretch Goal.

With over 7 large art cars built between the core members, and hours of stress tests, design simulations and 'what if' sessions, we have come up with ICARUS.

The goal of the project is to create an interactive and fully mobile experience where participants can, for a moment, find themselves in an alternate reality. We want you to fly through space with us, watch the stars pass below your feet, see the engines kick up dust as they roar, dance to the music, rejoice, and feel completely free!

                               -->GET INVOLVED HERE <--

$5 :: CADET :: We're going to take a photo of a ICARUS on playa and turn it into a postcard, write a thank you on the back and send it to you! An inexpensive way to show some support and you'll see exactly what your donation helped make possible.

$15 :: CREWMAN ::
One black anodized aluminum dog tag laser etched with the "ICARUS" logo on the front and "2014" on the back. 30" ball chain and ICARUS sticker included.

$35 :: PETTY OFFICER ::
Metal pendant with the ICARUS logo. Donating at this level will make you feel good and look good (includes dog tag).

$45 :: NCO ::
The Beacon! A blinking light up ICARUS badge. Be seen, be saved, because your life is worth it (batteries included for on playa pick up only) + Dog tag & Postcard :: 4 Available ::

$55 :: ENSIGN ::
T-shirt, Dog Tag, & Sticker. Represent. We'll figure out your shirt size at a later date.


$100 :: LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE ::
Hoodie, Dog Tag, Sticker and our sincerest gratitude. 

$100 :: LIEUTENANT ::
VIP tickets to the Reformata fundraiser event "Renegade Space Prom" on Saturday July 19th in Brooklyn, followed by a VIP pass to the DiscoFist "Uranus Motel" after party where they will have a bowl of potato salad waiting for you. You will be contacted the day of the event with special VIP instructions. http://tinyurl.com/renegadespaceprom :: NO LONGER AVAILABLE ::

$150 :: MASTER CHIEF ::
Hoodie, Shirt, Pendant, Dog Tag, Sticker, & Postcard. BUY MOST OF THE THINGS AND SAVE $45! :: Only 7 remaining! ::

$175 :: Master Chief Special Warfare Operator ::
ICARUS Beacon Badge, Hoodie, Shirt, Pendant, Dog Tag, Sticker, & Postcard. BUY ALL THE THINGS AND SAVE $50! (Beacon badge batteries included for on playa pick up only) :: NO LONGER AVAILABLE ::

$250 :: COMMANDER ::
Pick a spot on Esplanade on Thursday afternoon and we'll come pick you and your friends up. There's a deep playa out there that can be difficult to experience without the aid of an art car. Once we've gathered and hugged all the COMMANDERS and their companions we will start scooping up random travelers while having a mobile dance party and hunting down art. We will also be keeping you cool with a high end snow cone machine. Includes dog tags & stickers.* :: NO LONGER AVAILABLE ::

$300 :: CAPTAIN ::
We'll work out a time and date, you pick a spot on esplanade. ICARUS will come get you and your friends, followed by everyone that wants to join along the way. Then we'll head towards the trash fence for sunrise and eventually make our way to the Deep Playa Saloon (It's 10th and final year!) followed by some Bubbles & Bass. Includes dog tags & stickers.* :: 1 Remaining ::

$400 :: COMMODORE ::
You and guest are invited to become honorary members of the crew for the evening. Join us for dinner, playa fishing, and spaceship mini golf.  Once the time comes we'll head as close to the man as possible while filling the ship to a safe capacity. Then we'll raise up 13 feet in the air. Includes dog tags & stickers.* :: 4 Remaining ::

*Appropriately ranked Kickstarter backers will be ensured their perks on the ship, but these are by no means private events. ICARUS is a community built and funded project that we want to share with as many people as possible.

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Illustration by Corey Fox
Illustration by Corey Fox

Risks and challenges

I am happy to say that we have gone through this process several times, and have always successfully fulfilled our project completion as well as fulfilling our rewards!

We have engineers and programmers involved so the biggest challenges right now are just funding the raw materials and shipping.

We have invested plenty ourselves already but now need further financial backing to do the more decorative elements and help us swallow the huge shipping bill (if you are a shipper, contact us!)

Our last Kickstarter was successfully completed and was a lot of fun!

For more info and updates please check out:
http://tinyurl.com/icaruscommunity

If you can help in other ways or have any questions please contact: emailez@gmail.com

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    :: CADET ::
    Postcard image of ICARUS on playa and a thank you.
    The perfect addition to any refrigerator or scrap book.

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    :: CREWMAN :: Dog Tag + Sticker.
    These laser etched anodized aluminum dog tags represent community, dreams, the prime directive and ten principles. They also happen to look pretty sweet.

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    :: PETTY OFFICER :: ICARUS Pendant.
    Human designed. Machine cut. A perfect accessory for any human or cylon.

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    :: NCO ::The Beacon! A blinking light up ICARUS badge. Be seen, be saved, your life is worth it (dog tag and postcard included).

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    :: ENSIGN :: ICARUS T-shirt, Dog Tag, & Sticker.
    No power in the 'verse can stop this shirt. (We will contact you about size requirements)

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    :: LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE :: ICARUS hoodie
    Stay warm and stylish with this awesome show of support. While wearing this hoodie your Midi-chlorian count will increase by a minimum of 100 per cell. (Includes Dog Tag & Sticker)

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    :: LIEUTENANT :: VIP Mul-ti-pass Ticket to Reformata's "Renegade Space Prom" event on Saturday July 19th and the DiscoFist afterparty.
    Reformata is known for it’s giant art cars and uniquely immersive party experiences. Join the ICARUS crew as VIP guest at their next big event in New York.

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    :: MASTER CHIEF :: Hoodie, Shirt, Pendant, Dog Tag, Sticker, & Postcard
    Get equipped with all the gear. Guaranteed 100% protection against the Flood.

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    :: MASTER CHIEF SPECIAL WARFARE OPERATOR ::
    All the things + ICARUS beacon badge! Engineered with the spirit of Cortana this badge could save your life.

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    :: COMMANDER :: Daytime art tour + snow cones (Thursday).
    Thursday afternoon ICARUS will come pick you and some friends up on Esplanade for a day time art tour with snow cones. Dog tags + stickers included (ICARUS is open access art car, but this perk guarantees a spot as a thank you for making this project possible)

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    :: CAPTAIN :: Sunrise at the Trash Fence.
    We’ll meet you and 3 friends at any spot on Esplanade and then head to the Deep Playa Saloon to watch the sunrise. We bring the spaceship and a DJ, you bring something to drink out of. Dog tags + stickers included (ICARUS is open access art car, but this perk guarantees a spot as a thank you for making this project possible)

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    :: COMMODORE :: It was a pleasure to burn.
    For this perk we encourage you and guest to come spend some time with the crew. Learn how the ship works and become an honorary member. Then we'll head to the Man, raise up 13 feet in the air and watch the burn. Dog tags + stickers included (ICARUS is open access art car, but this perk guarantees a spot as a thank you for making this project possible)

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