[Noisebridge-discuss] Red Bull Creation Results
danny at spesh.com
Wed Jul 13 07:37:46 UTC 2011
I love how the audience is "OMFG ARE THEY GOING TO DIE?"
On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 12:25 AM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
> This. Is. Awesome.
> Looks like a lot of fun to ride. I hope it was a great trip and good experience.
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 6:17 PM, Sean Cusack <sean.p.cusack at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey kids!
>> For those that are interested, Red Bull Creation took place last weekend in
>> Brooklyn. The event was a 72 hour build-off with a secret topic which was
>> revealed only when the clock started. The topic was "energy in motion", and
>> the only rule was that the creation had to move at least 1 person using some
>> means other than fossil fuels.
>> I was a member of the Techshop team - we decided to build a rotating see
>> saw, which reached a maximum height of 12 feet in the air, and could spin
>> fast enough to make you want to puke. In addition, we added an accelerometer
>> to the seats and tied its feedback to 2 polaroid cameras which would snap
>> pictures of the riders faces once you got going fast enough.
>> Peeps loved the idea - we won the "team award". In other words, our creation
>> was voted the coolest by the other teams attending the competition...and as
>> a result, we brought home some cash and a Thing-o-matic!! For those that are
>> interested in seeing our creation in action, check out this youtube clip:
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