Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 3, 2012.

Update #12

A Reliable Kinetic Sculpture is a Happy Kinetic Sculpture

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Greetings A Moveable Feast supporters!  So much has happened since the last update that I thought I'd send another.

A Facebook Presence

I started a Facebook page for collecting photos and stories of A Moveable Feast. 

http://www.facebook.com/AMoveableFeast.KineticSculpture

Please "Like" it if you want to get our updates.

Under the Table Cloth

We've been busy testing, breaking, and fixing the Feast over the past few months.  Unfortunately we don't know what to fix until we've broken it.  The goal of this is to arrive at a much more reliable kinetic sculpture, and we're well on our way!  7 of our 8 drivetrains are working smoothly.

  We beefed up the suspension with some air springs for a '60s Corvette.  Now we'll be able to tune our suspension for just a few people, or for all 8.  Until the mechanicals of the Feast were fully functioning, we weren't confident in taking people out for their rides/dinners.  We want the experience to be as enjoyable as possible, and smooth pedaling is important.  If one drivetrain breaks down, everyone else has to pedal harder!

Off to the Mountains!

We'll be taking the Feast up to a small festival in Northern California called Priceless this upcoming weekend.  We'll do as much riding around as we can to make sure everything is working properly.  When we return we'll be ready to start giving out the rides and dinners we've promised you! 

Rides and Dinners!

I'll be contacting everyone in the next week so we can start scheduling the (non-Burning Man) rides.  Please be a bit patient, as our chef is working hard on prepping the menu.  You will be getting your money's worth for this ride trust me.

I can't wait!

Photo Sessions

I'm not sure how serious people are about a photo session with the Feast.  We're ready to arrange that almost any day.  Please contact me with details.  I'm happy to put out tea service, or whatever you'd like!

Burning Man Meals and Rides

I will be attempting to schedule out dinners at Burning Man.  We all know how hectic it can be out there.  I'll send around a signup spreadsheet at some point in July.  No reason to over plan it all!

Thanks again!

...for all the support.  A Moveable Feast is a much bigger hit than I thought it would be and it's not even running perfect yet.  I've got a lot of plans on how to utilize the feast in interesting ways.  We might host some fancy dinners, take patrons to a sampling of restaurants around town, etc.  If you know of events, interested parties, etc, please contact me.  We'll be able to pursue some of these things in earnest in September.

Keep on Movin',

Dan

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    You'll receive our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. You'll feel some ownership for the vehicle when you hop on and take a ride with a smile. We'll also send you a copy of a recipe book of delicious meals that we'll be eating on The Moveable Feast. In fact every reward will come with this.

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    Join us for a drink or two on St. Patrick's Day to celebrate our progress! We probably won't be finished, but we hope to have a working drivetrain that we can pedal around. Be one of the first to ride the bike! (Maybe.)

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    Grab your friends and some costumes, because you'll be able to have your own photo shoot with the Moveable Feast. Want to re-enact the banquet scene in MacBeth? The Last Supper? The Mad-Hatter's Tea Party? Your family's thanksgiving? We'll provide a photographer if you don't have one.

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    A guaranteed ride at Burning Man! (Assuming you're already there!) We'll take a day ride and explore the town. You'll be surrounded by plentiful drinks and great conversation. Pictures will be taken to commemorate your experience.

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    Happy Hour on the playa, or at Big Art Labs in Los Angeles. Come on by for a pitcher or two of margaritas. We'll ride around for at least 30 minutes as well.

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    A copy of Ernest Hemingway's Moveable Feast, signed by everyone that helped make it. Included is the $25 or $30 reward.

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    A fancy Burning Man dinner aboard the Moveable Feast. We'll take a candlelit ride at dusk with a delicious feast upon the table. Menus have yet to be set, but ideas include roasted duck, ham, grilled vegetables, etc. You'll have some participation in the meal, no doubt. But this will only strengthen your enjoyment.

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    A ride with 5 of your friends aboard the Moveable Feast. The Feast will be roadworthy and legal, so we'll be able to ride anywhere that cars and bikes can. Myself and a friend will load up the bike and bring it anywhere in Los Angeles of your choosing. You can pick who fills the other 5 seats. Makes a great gift!

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    A feast aboard The Moveable Feast. A friend and I will cook up all of the food and provide a delicious meal. We'll pick an evening and dine while we ride. You can fill 6 of the seats with yourself and friends. Do we cruise down by the ocean? Through Hollywood? Downtown LA? Your choice! I can't think of a more unique triple date!

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