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A 2.7 mile long straightedge that shows you the curvature of the Earth.
239 backers pledged $13,271 to help bring this project to life.
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    MANTLE—This reward includes 2 digital patterns. One moon card, which can be used to visualize the curvature of the moon, and one fancy ruler. Patterns are available in both printer and laser cutter friendly formats.

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    LITHOSPHERE—Draw non-curved lines in style with an artisanal laser-cut straightedge, also known as a ruler. Graduated in miles and kilometers.

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    TROPOSPHERE—Find out the curvature of the moon! When you hold up this laser-cut card to the moon, it will show you how much the the moon bends in kilometers.

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    STRATOSPHERE—Your name will be immortalized within Straightedge. We will laser-etch a sign and affix it to a numbered t-post, which will be pounded into the playa during the construction of the Straightedge project.

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    MESOSPHERE—A bare printed circuit board used to implement the light flashing circuit. Just the PCB, no components.

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    THERMOSPHERE—A stylish and limited Straightedge t-shirt, discharge printed on high quality garments by the artisans over at Forward Printing. The super-soft American Apparel shirt will be printed using the highest-quality process, discharge printing. This process lifts dye from the shirt, showing the shirt's natural fiber instead of laying a thick layer of ink on top of the fabric.

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    EXOSPHERE—Elegantly designed sign illustrating and explaining the Straightedge project. The sign measures 14.5" by 9", and will come to you replete with authentic weathering from the playa.

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    LOW EARTH ORBIT—Your name plus a message will be laser-etched on a sign and affixed to a numbered t-post, which will be pounded into the playa during the construction of the Straightedge project. Limit 140 characters.

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    MEDIUM EARTH ORBIT—Three bare printed circuit boards used to implement the synchronized light flashing circuit. Just the PCB, no components.

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    GEOSYNCHRONOUS ORBIT—Colin Carey, Ardent team member and Plethora machinist is offering $250 of machining.

    Details: 2-op antipodal parts CNC-milled in 6061 aluminum. Requires Solidworks or Inventor to use, see full capabilities here: https://www.plethora.com/capabilities

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    LISSAJOUS ORBIT—Tilde Magical Experience

    Share a magical, consciousness-expanding, one-on-one experience with Tilde Ann Thurium. Dependent on your interests, this could go in many directions: you could practice collaborative storytelling, or take an epic urban hike, or sip tea and play surrealist party games. This will last around 6 hours and take place in San Francisco.

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    T-POST SUPPORTER—As a connoisseur of fine used fence posts, we've got just the reward for one lucky backer. 285 entirely dusty, entirely used, solid t-posts. Guaranteed to maybe be straight for decades. Makes a fine corral.

    Local pick-up in Gerlach, NV only.

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    MOON ORBIT—Ian teaches you anything he knows for 90 minutes

    From welding to flame effects to test-driven development, Ian Baker is a veritable fount of knowledge. Spend 90 minutes with Ian picking his brain about a subject of your choosing.

    This will take place in San Francisco or Oakland.

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    HELIOCENTRIC ORBIT—Rock Climbing with Colin Carey

    Skilled machinist, circus performer and all-around adult film star Colin Carey teaches you how to rock climb.

    Want to improve your technique?
    Learn to lead climb?
    Build anchors?

    Colin's got you covered.

    Takes place in a rock climbing gym in San Francisco.

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    HIGH EARTH ORBIT—Three boards to run synchronized flashing lights, that pulse precisely once per second. Use them to make your own light art, or just make the edges of your coffee table more visible at night so you stop bumping your knees. These boards come fully assembled.

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    GALACTOCENTRIC ORBIT—A studio portrait photography session with Nadya Lev.

    As Kim Boekbinder puts it, "Nadya’s photography sits at the border between portrait and high fashion, highly stylized and stylish, with an emphasis on the model as storyteller rather than empty object."

    The shoot lasts 3 hours, and takes place at her studio in San Francisco. Hair and make-up not included.

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