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Burning Man 2011 we created a mutant vehicle. We would like help funding improvements of this mutant vehicle for the 2012 event.
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Beau Le' Phant Update Aug 9, 2012

Posted by GravyBrain (Creator)

Hello beautiful Beau backers and fans.... Team Beau (Ok, it's just 2 of us) have been super busy with Beau Le' Phant 2.0.  Over the last 5 weeks working every night we took Beau to a..... whole......nuda.......levol...

Beau's head now moves from side to side, his eyes are bigger with sequenced LED's, his mouth moves, he talks, and his trunk moves up and down.... his ears still move like last year.  We reworked the legs and Beau is now on giant roller skates with sequenced LED's in the wheels....

Night lighting has been vastly improved....we were really able to focus on some artistic touches and custom lighting that we are really proud of.  We really wanted to do some of these thingslast year but ran out of time.  We actually had ideas for even more this year, but.... we ran out of time.

We are departing for Burning Man on Aug 22nd to help build our theme camp, Camp Upsie Dasium, and assemble Beau Le' Phant so that Beau will be ready to greet the people of Black Rock City as they arrive.

If you are a backer and are on playa, please be sure to stop by Camp Upsie Dasium, 7:00/A, we can give you your Beau schwag, a cold beverage, and we want to take you for a ride at some point  If you are an art tour or burn night backer the planned art tour is Thursday at sunset, and the burn night is....duh. Be sure to still stop by and introduce yourself before!  If we miss you we will mail your schwag when we return.

Contact us if you have any questions, we will see many of you real soon in the dust!

Capt. Danger (Shipwreck) and Dr. Galaxo

Here's a video of some testing of the head articulation during our rework as a sneak peak...

 

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    1. Dave Rimington on

      Capt. Danger (Shipwreck) and Dr. Galaxo
      Hey guys Great job with Beau, he looks awesome. Look forward to the burn night reward with you guys what time to you want me and guest to stop by. I am with Area 51 Theme Camp we will be around 2:00 and Geranium. Just give me a time and place I will come meet you.

      Thanks,
      Dave Rimington