Bubble #2 will be unveiled tomorrow night!
Just wanted to let you know that Bubble #2is going to be unveiled tomorrow night! The second bubble was paid for by the McCallum High School Class... Read more
McCallum Bubbles are in a TV Commercial!
Click the play button below to see the Bubbles in a Back to School Commercial for Academy!
(right in the middle of the commercial)
This past Wednesday at 8:15pm we unveiled the first bubble. We had a great turnout and everyone enjoyed the music, snacks, and good vibes (not to mention the... Read more
Bubble Unveiling Ceremony: Wednesday, May 25th @ 8:15pm
It's finally time to reveal the project we've been working on for over a year! The unveiling of the bubble will be on Wednesday the 25th at 8:15pm... Read more
The Lights Work!
The lights work! Below are some photos and a video from last Saturday after we installed the lights. Frankly, they're more beautiful than we expected. Photos don't quite... Read more
Lexan is on the Bubble!
Today we installed the lexan (polycarbonate) on the outside of the bubble. See photos below. Note: we left the film on the outside of the lexan to protect... Read more
Caulk & Lexan
Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know what we've been up to. We're getting closer to finishing. We used a special cement caulk to... Read more
We made a ditch. Then we filled it.
Beautiful weather in Austin today. And what better way to enjoy it than renting a Ditch Witch and making a ditch!
We spent the day pulling up pavers,... Read more
Our lights are finally working! Below you can find some photos and a video of our lights in two different modes: blue and white. On the left side... Read more
Yesterday we prototyped the way that we are planning on attaching the lexan lens to the concrete bubble. Also, we put the last seat top in place. It... Read more
We've got a Bubble!
Pulled the form off this afternoon. It looks fantastic!
And, it's REALLY comfortable to sit on.
Next up, installing the lights.
See photos below. Videos will be posted in a... Read more
Construction has begun! (part 3)
And the final video (and one still of the seat tops on the bottom layer of concrete)...
Construction has begun!
We worked all last weekend and a couple of hours on Monday night to get the form ready for a concrete pour on Tuesday. At 7am on Tuesday our concrete... Read more
We're almost ready to pour!
Good news. Last weekend we broke ground and readied the rebar reinforcement for our first concrete bubble. This coming weekend we're going to put the concrete form in... Read more
Back to work after the Holidays
Sorry for going "radio silent" over the holidays. We took a much needed break, but last week we jumped back into action.
We're trying to pour the concrete... Read more
Inner Concrete form is complete
This past Sunday we worked from 9am - 2pm setting up the inner concrete form. At first we thought it would be easy. Just like the outside form, right? The... Read more
Hard at Work
Hey Bubble Backers!
Just wanted to give you guys an update and let you know that we're putting your funds to good use. We're assembling our new concrete form and... Read more
It's GO time
This weekend is big.
Our team member Clay Odom (architect) has been putting together the CAD (Computer Aided Design) plans for a new concrete form that will allow us to... Read more
Prepping for a December 6 Unveiling
Good news. We're going to have an unveiling ceremony for the first bubble! The planned date is Monday, December 6.
We're working hard to get everything ready. There's... Read more
Bending Polycarbonate and Printing T-shirts
Today we took a piece of polycarbonate (lexan) and used a heat gun to try to shape it to the curve of our 1/16th form. We were successful,... Read more
We made it!
We raised $5,871.00. Thanks to all of you!!
The students (and the adults too) are super excited. Now we can really make it happen!
We'll be sending emails out to... Read more
The 1/16th Bubble is complete!
Last Thursday morning we pulled the concrete form off the 1/16th bubble. We're making progress.
See the video and pictures below!
Video from this morning's 1/16th Bubble pour
Here's the video from this morning. Tomorrow morning we see how it went!
Just poured the 1/16th Bubble prototype
A few shots from this morning. Brad Adams from Flintco helped us pour concrete into our 1/16th bubble concrete form. We'll pull the form off tomorrow and see how it... Read more
Whooah! We made it! (but we're going to keep going)
Hellooooo Bubble Backers!
Congrats! We made it to $5,000! YOU made it happen.
But we're going to keep the fundraiser going until Oct. 9. Additional funds will help pay for... Read more
Back to School Night at McCallum
Hello Bubble backers,
Our fund raising efforts are going well. We're currently 54% funded ($2,705 of the $5,000 goal) and we've got 32 days to go. We've got 38 backers... Read more
We're half way there!
Special thanks to the first 33 backers! We just hit the 50% mark!
That's right, we've raised $2,500 so far. This is great news, but we're going to keep on... Read more
Aug 25: The first class of Fall 2010
Class is back in session and yesterday the students came to the first Teach Design class of Fall 2010. We worked on mixing and pouring concrete into our new... Read more
T-shirt design is now visible on Kickstarter
We've added the t-shirt design to the Bubbles Kickstarter page.
Thanks again for backing us!
We're 10% of the way there!
A big thank you to the first 10 backers. We're already 10% of the way there!
10 backers. 10%. 1 day. Those are pretty good numbers.
We met with the... Read more