Create your own moving 3D sculptures in midair from lasers and smoke, and bring light to life in a transparent 8 foot cube. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on August 25, 2012.
About this project
You often see laser shows at public events, usually projecting drawings or patterns on a screen. Sometimes they are automatic or recorded. Sometimes some lucky person gets the fun job of playing with the controls. For years, we've been making laser projectors with simple controls that anyone could walk up to and play with, and taking them to parties and events. People often line up to get a turn.
We were talking about this and the idea came up: Why not draw nearly solid 3D shapes in air instead, using dense fog and more powerful lasers? The shapes would rotate and change, shrink and swell. We could make several of these with different colors in a really big transparent cube and controls on the outside for people to play with. The idea caught fire. We would take it to Burning Man and set it up on the Playa with all the other crazy and amazing things people bring there.
This year we want to bring the most basic concept to the Playa. An eight foot tall transparent cube on a small pedestal, with several control stations on the outside and six high power lasers inside. To do this we will need 100 feet of big steel, 250 square feet of acrylic, 6 lasers with precision power supplies, motors, expensive optics, a fog machine, a power generator and gas, hardware odds and ends and of course transportation.
We're starting small, but we have an extensive future planned for this project. With your help we plan to add:
- An interactive ambient soundscape that follows the changing patterns of the lasers.
- A beautiful facade to enclose the cube and enshrine it.
- An elegant plaza surrounding the cube where people can relax and watch as others perform stunning laser and sound shows for them.
- A solar array to eliminate our reliance on fossil fuels.
- Stylized control stations with active lighting.
Fire and light are the iconic artistic media of Burning Man. You can be a part of making this gigantic toy light up the desert, and become a word-of-mouth destination. Time is getting short.
We can't do it without you.
Dapper and TheWiz
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
We aren't millionaires, and you aren't either. You will have our eternal gratitude for doing what you can to help us realize this project!Estimated delivery:
To prove how appreciative we are, we will send you a printed certificate of thanks with a picture of the completed project up and running at Burning Man.Estimated delivery:
Sport your support with our stylish embroidered patch!Estimated delivery:
Attend a special thank you party onsite at Burning Man where we will provide you with frozen beverages, rockin' music, and photo-ops galore.Estimated delivery:
Everything is cooler with lasers, including YOU! We will build for you a custom laser glove with a 5mW laser on each finger to prove it.Estimated delivery:
Can't make it to Burning Man this year? We will bring our contribution to your home or event space! Yes, we will bring the highly interactive Genesis Cube to your party, redeemable within three hours drive of Portland, OR.Estimated delivery:
If you just can't get enough of the Genesis Cube, we will build your very own laser light show in a box using the blue laser and all the same controls used in the Genesis Cube itself.Estimated delivery:
- (20 days)