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The Transporter is a floating island of light suspended above your head. Get transported into inner space by the mesmerizing lights.
The Transporter is a floating island of light suspended above your head. Get transported into inner space by the mesmerizing lights.
15 backers pledged $2,202 to help bring this project to life.

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The Transporter is made up of 16 hexagonal shaped glowing frames. Each frame will be 4ft x 4ft wide and 3 inches thick, interconnected by wooden spacers. The art project will be elevated to approximately 12ft using a suspension pulley system supported by 4 aluminum poles.

The materials to make the project will be 90% recycled from our previous art project, The Peace Wall.

The frames will be constructed from wood and Multiwall Polycarbonate sheets. Each frame will also contain 90 LEDs that will illuminate the project at night.

From the underneath, the project will look like a molecular structure with changing colors.

The Interactive Element 

There will be also be an interactive sound element that will affect the lighting of the entire piece. The  Transporter will react to the ambient music, transforming it into an impressive light show. The lighting design will be controlled by the ChipKit Uno32 (Arduino) device or an optional DMX controller.

Funds Raised 

We will start off with a total budget of $2,200. We have a commitment of $200 from Lucidity and we will be looking to raise another $2,000 to $5,000 through a combination of a kickstarter campaign and festival contributions.

PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR MORE EXAMPLES OF MY ART.

Also, please do not hesitate to email me at asc@abramsantacruz.com if you have any questions about the paintings or larger contributions.

$35 Contribution Reward
$35 Contribution Reward
$200 Donation gets your astrological sign (constellation) and name on the project.
$200 Donation gets your astrological sign (constellation) and name on the project.
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For a $1,000 Contribution (LA and Santa Barbara Delivery Only)
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Risks and challenges

The risk is minimal. We have proven that we can build a successful art project. Now the risk is even less because we already have 90% of the materials needed to build the project. In fact, we've already started building. Pictures and progress reports will be posted on the website. Now, we just need a very little bump to get us the rest of the way there.

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    You just received Good Karma. Thank you for your contribution and being a part of this amazing art piece. Hopefully we'll be seeing you at one of the festivals this year so that you can come by and check out what your contribution led to.

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    You will be emailed a hi-res digital print THANK YOU card with the picture of the Transporter. You also have received Good Karma and you earned your name a place on our contributor page on our website (at your discretion of course) and a place on one of the hexagon panels. Hopefully we'll be seeing you at one of the festivals this year so that you can come by and check out what your contribution led to.

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    A 7"x5" PRINTED POSTCARD will be mailed to you after coming back from Lucidity or you may choose to wait until we come back with photos from Burning Man. Your name will be placed on our contributor page on our website (at your discretion of course) and a place on one of the hexagon panels. Hopefully we'll be seeing you chilling or dancing away under the project. Thank you for your contribution! (International Pledgers: we add $2 for the postage)

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    [HEART SHAPED SUNGLASSES] Now we're the ones receiving Good Karma. Damn, you're pretty awesome. Just for that, you'll be receiving a pair of heart shaped sunglasses, laser-laser etched with a hexagon emblem. That's how much we love you. Your name will be placed on our contributor page on our website (at your discretion of course) and your name will be written on one of the hexagon panels. Thank you, thank you, thank you! (International Pledgers: we add $12 for the postage)

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    [2 x HEART SHAPED SUNGLASSES] Same as above except but DOUBLE THE LOVE. Just for that, you'll be receiving 2 pairs of heart shaped sunglasses, laser-laser etched with a hexagon emblem. Your name will be placed on our contributor page on our website (at your discretion of course) and your name will be written on one of the hexagon panels. (International Pledgers: we add $12 for the postage)

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    [PRINTED - PHOTO BOOKLET]. You will recieve a 16 page photo book, complete with details and diagrams on how we built the project. Your name will be placed on our contributor page on our website (at your discretion of course) and your name will be written on one of the hexagon panels. (International Pledgers: we add $12 for the postage)

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    [5" x 9" CANVASS PAINTING - PRINT] Now we're talking. Receive a Printed Painting on canvass of any of my art pieces on my website or of a photograph of your choosing. Your name will be placed on our contributor page on our website (at your discretion of course) and your name will be written on one of the hexagon panels. International Pledgers: we add $25 for the postage)

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    [Imortalization] The first 9 donors will have their own astrological sign (in constellation format) along with your name and/or the name of a loved one printed on a hexagon of the transporter for the masses to see. Additionally, you can have the frame shipped you (shipping paid seperately) so that you can hang the piece on your own wall after the Tranporter is finished touring this year's round of festivals. You can submit a design of your own if you desire, but you may have to work with us in getting the design to flow with the rest of the project.

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    [7" x 14" ORIGINAL GLASS PAINTING] Receive an Original Glass Painting with a depiction of the art project or request for a commissioned piece. The glass is set on a wooden frame and you will also get a printed postcard of your own painting to send to anyone you like. Your name will be placed on our contributor page on our website (at your discretion of course) and your name will be written on one of the hexagon panels. International Pledgers: we add $45 for the postage)

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    [24" x 64" ORIGINAL GLASS PAINTING] For those who really want to show us their love and appreciation. Receive an Original Glass Painting equipped with a backlit frame. Select from one of my available pieces or commission a piece of your own taste. The glass is set on a wooden frame and you will also get a printed postcard of your own painting to send to whomever you like. Your name will be placed on our contributor page on our website (at your discretion of course) and your name will be written on one of the hexagon panels.

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