A new project looms on the horizon
Somehow it's already been two years since the Harmonic Fire Pendula, and it's past time I made another big installation for the playa. I've been designing and prototyping a device... Read more
Final rewards sent
All the reward packages are on their way! I apologize for the delay, but there were problems getting the patches made. Enjoy!
I sent out the first set of rewards today, the notes and sticker combo. (That's for everyone who pledged up to $34.) The others will go out as soon as... Read more
My apologies for the lack of updates. I have been busy working on the rewards and generally cleaning up after Burning Man. Some of the packages should start going out... Read more
We're up and running at Burning Man! Construction started on Friday, and was done by Sunday with no serious problems beyond very heavy dust storms. Monday and Tuesday were dedicated... Read more
BRC placement details
I've been so busy, I forgot to post this here: The Harmonic Fire Pendula will be 200 feet off Esplanade along the 6:45 radial. (Amazingly good placement, I'm still... Read more
This weekend I finally made and mounted the etched brass plaque which listed all the donors at or above the $50 level. I figured some of you might want to... Read more
I made a quick video last night showing the recent work on the HFP, featuring the release mechanism linkage and the refueling bucket. (This also served as an experiment to... Read more
I haven't sent out the reward survey yet, sorry. I might not get to that before Burning Man, but luckily rewards aren't supposed to go out until September anyway. I ... Read more
Many, many thank yous
We did it! 147% funded! Woohoo!
Thank you everyone, so very much. Self promotion is not a strong point of mine -- frankly I'm a little bit flabbergasted this attracted so many... Read more
19 hours, 13 dollars to go!
Right now someone could pledge $13, and because that would take us past the stretch goal of $2000, they would get the $25 reward level. If you do the math,... Read more
Building the frame
This weekend the countless hours of planning and making/buying stacks of parts finally came to the point where I could start to put it all together! The end result... Read more
We did it! The project is now 103% funded! I am immensely grateful to everyone who has pledged support. This is a big project that is kind of consuming my life at... Read more
I picked up the big steel order for the project today. This included 6 4"x2" rectangular tubes for the legs, a single 6"x2" tube for the central spine, and lots... Read more
New reward and stretch goal
We're at 72%, just shy of $1100. Not bad!
Thanks to some feedback, I've added a $35 reward level, promising thank-you videos I'll be filming on the playa. This will... Read more
The project is 33% over and over 66% funded! Those are numbers that make me very happy. But we can't stop yet! I'm going to be thinking about stretch goals... Read more
I've had people ask about the release mechanism, which has proved to be the trickiest part of the entire project. I was originally imagining a system which would lift all... Read more
Torches and release latches
First of all, we hit 50%! That's pretty great for only being 3 days into the cycle. Please keep sharing links to the project, though!
I spent this weekend building... Read more