THANK YOU FOR FUNDING THIS PROJECT!
WE ARE BLOWN AWAY BY YOUR GENEROSITY.
We hope that you continue to back this project as this Kickstarter was set up to fund only the solar panels. More money means that we will have much needed help with shipping costs and other materials.
What are you funding? You are funding a portion of an art/science installation. Money raised from this Kickstarter will go towards solar panels and related electronics. This project will cost close to $3,000 to make, but in this KS we are asking for help with the solar panels only.
How does it work? This Kickstarter project runs until July 25th, a total of 30 days. If the project is fully funded, then everyone gets charged on the same day. If the project is not fully funded, no one gets charged. If successful, we receive the funding about 2 weeks after the project funding cycle ends.
Tell me about the project? Black Rock City is a desert environment and temperatures during the day can reach 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Visitors may find themselves hot and frazzled from the heat so they will want to visit the HeartBeat Dome to chill out and cool off.
The HeartBeat Dome is a geodesic dome capable of holding 3-4 people on a cushioned floor. A super windy fan is located in the top of the dome, and the sides are partially open, allowing natural wind to pass through.
Participants interact with the dome by placing their finger into the heartbeat sensor which is located in the middle of the dome. The participants’ heartbeat will generate their own amplified heartbeat noise heard and felt through a sub-woofer speaker. At night, LED lights will fade in and out in synch with the amplified beat and a small digital display will show their actual heartbeat per minute. By concentrating on their own body, the participant will modulate their own heartbeat.
From the outside, the flashing lights are visible when a participant is interacting with the dome, and welcoming solar garden lights will show the way to the door.
We will be using re-purposed (previously enjoyed) batteries to power the HeartBeat Dome at night and solar power to run the HeartBeat Dome during the day.
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