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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 2 2012
$615
pledged of $4,000pledged of $4,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 2 2012

About

The Nexus Tesla Coil was first built in 2005 and used in many events including Decompression, The Hatch Festival, Burning Man, Love your Mother Earth and many others. 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=315768641801694&set=a.233753860003173.64309.100001056829564&type=3&theater

The Galaxatron is a 33 ft powder coated dome with 5 elemental pyramids surrounding it with the Tesla Coil in the middle.

2010 was the debut for the complete Galaxatron

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXeEOFDrQNQ

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and although the Tesla Coil did run, it was in need of major rebuilding from the years it has been out at Burning Man, the toll the environment has taken and the new parts that need to be tuned to the coil for optimum performance. In the video below, you can see the coil running but it is making a loud unhealthy noise and the arcs are very small. After Texas, these arcs will be striking the dome, 3xfarther than in this video!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=426708192442&set=t.100001056829564&type=3&theater

We will need to take the Coil from Montana to Houston Texas. There it will be completely refurbished, gone through with a fine tooth comb and readied for its return to Burning Man 2012!

The amount we are requesting will cover costs incurred for this to happen. It cannot return to Burning Man in its current state. We need your help to make it happen! 

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    The above and a DVD of the start-finish compilation of the project including performance at the Burn (DVDS WILL BE SENT POST BURN IN OCTOBER!)

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    The above plus your choice of a T-Shirt, Mug, or mouse pad with your choice of Galaxatron pictures (The Tesla Coil, Nexus Camp and so on)

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    in addition to the above, your choice of a hoodie, water bottle or pillow case; or trade #4 reward for 2 of any of these with your choice of the Galaxatron pictures!

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    The above with your choice of a fleece or woven blanket with a full size picture of the project to keep you warm!

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    For this amount you get everything listed above plus an invite to the Nexus camp, have dinner with the Nexus and Galaxatron creators while we give you the low down on what to expect when you are laying in a metal cage, underneath the coil getting hit with 1,500,000 volts of electricity! Your ride lasts around a minute but the experience lasts a lifetime. This will happen Thursday night! You will also receive a DVD video of your ride sent to you post Burn. The fine print: Although we will test the cage in front of your eyes at the burn with one of our staff, we are not responsible for injury or death as a result of this reward. This reward is given providing there are no environmental factors that prevent coil operation or other unforeseen problems. If you give this amount and we are unable to fulfill for any reason, the above rewards will be doubled/or you will have the choice to take the ride at our next event with the coil. You will need to sign a waiver before accepting your reward. Sorry people with pacemakers, heart problems or pregnant cannot participate in this reward.

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    Get in the suit! That's right, get in a specially made suit and dance with lightning! Your experience lasts about 2-3 minutes. You will receive a DVD video post Burn of your performance. The fine print: Although we will test the suite in front of your eyes at the burn with one of our staff, we are not responsible for injury or death as a result of this reward. This reward is given providing there are no environmental factors that prevent coil operation or other unforeseen problems. If you give this amount and we are unable to fulfill for any reason, the above rewards (excluding cage ride) will be doubled/or you will have the choice to experience this at our next Nexus event with the coil. You must sign a waiver before accepting this reward. Sorry people with pacemakers, heart problems or pregnant cannot participate in this reward.

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