It’s going to take way too long until I get my burning man pictures done, so I’ll post this picture with @chad_steinglass who gets credit for randomly finding me in a crowd after I had just turned my shirt and pants off to avoid blinding people around who were about to watch a show.
You guys are the best!
Looking good guys !!!
Love the dodecahedron.
I’m not sure how many times he got stopped at burning man, but it was an average of 10 to 20 times per night for me. Top questions:
- where did you buy it?
- did you make this?
- can I have one?
- how much did it cost?
- how big are the batteries?
Answer for #5: 160Wh which easily covers a 10 to 12H night running continuously.
And the last one, not a question
- this is so cool
- well done
Great to finally meet you in person @Marc_MERLIN
I continued to have power problems with my big vest… so it goes. Still had a great burn with plenty of lights, and my top hat kept me bright. I’ll post pics sometime soon - including of the infinity staff that is one of my favorite pieces
@Marc_MERLIN LOL I get the same kinda response at festivals, make up a little business card with those exact Q & As and hand them out, its hilarious!
@Leon_Yuhanov Yeah, I’ve really been thinking about making cards too. I’m also considering adding buttons on my remote to scroll the answer to those questions on my shirt
@chad_steinglass by the way, what power problems are you having, can I help?
@Marc_MERLIN I think just a connection somewhere - physical and not technical. But, though I did have my soldering iron on playa, I didn’t have my multimeter to pinpoint where the problem was. Probably damaged in transportation, as it worked great when I packed everything up in nyc.
@chad_steinglass argh, sorry to hear that. You should have told me then, I actually carry a multimeter in my fanny pack for my shirt, including extra wires and a small swiss army knife to fix such wiring issues, as they do indeed happen.
You can get small ones like this one (although this one is garbage, but you get the idea): https://www.amazon.com/Multimeter-Alloet-Multi-meter-Resistance-Capacitance/dp/B072BXCJJL/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1536418799&sr=8-14&keywords=small+multimeter I have one of those, and maybe you can find even smaller since usually all you really need is a continuity tester and volt meter: https://www.amazon.com/Victor-VC921-Pocket-Digital-Multimeter/dp/B00C3UKEEM/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1536418839&sr=8-13&keywords=small+multimeter
Will definitely add a small basic multimeter to next year’s playa toolbox!
My controller wasn’t getting power… and without that it was hard for me to tell if the problem was at the battery, the voltage regulator, between there and the LEDs, or between the regulator and the controller. I prob could have found one or done a process of elimination… but I decided that spending less playa time soldering and more exploring was in my best interest
@chad_steinglass yeah, I hear you on that. I had to spend over 2h unpacking/fixing/re-solding/playa proofing my 64x64 matrix and I really wanted to go out and play instead
My bike had its color RGB strip (not neopixel) break within days when I was leaning it against stuff, but thankfully I had planned for that and powered it from both ends, so it kept working around where it was broken, so I saved that.
My shirt finally had a wire break on temple burn night, but I was able to fix it on the playa in 3 to 4mn with the swiss army knife and keep going.
Now that I’m home, I have a lot of real fixing and re-soldering to do, though.
@Marc_MERLIN you should set up an ‘electronical black-smith’ station next year. I guess you’ll get a lot of people.
Love that staff! I wonder if I have time to steal that idea before Halloween?
@Yves_BAZIN I could, there is already a mcguyver camp, and bike fixing camps, but the main problem is that I’d have to be there most of the time when actually I spend pretty much every non waking hour away from my camp to look at other stuff when I’m at burning man, and then writing up crazy reports like you can find on http://marc.merlins.org/perso/bm/