[Toorcamp] nosebridge -- toorcamp updates

Ben Kochie superq at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 01:07:56 UTC 2012

Don't forget I need room for kitchen equipment.

On Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 2:27 PM, miloh <froggytoad at gmail.com> wrote:
> Big update with lots of points. Follow to links to look at pretty
> pictures, but come back and absorb the soylent details.
> I see 17 republicans set to camp at the People's Republic of
> Nosebridge: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Toorcamp_2012
> I know there's a couple more who haven't signed up yet.  Go there and
> sign up for camp duties!
> bumpn this piratepad link that Isis set up for the Bus.
> https://piratenpad.de/p/PeoplesRebublicOfNosebridgeBus
> See more about the occubus below
> If you are flying in, arrange your flight into SEATAC for the morning
> of the 8th and carpool a airport rideshare out to the site together:
> https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Toorcamp_2012/AirportRideshare
> In between games of Go at Noisebridge yesterday, drWeidinger made some
> preliminary PRON t shirts:
> https://twitter.com/DrWeidinger/status/224681219135242240/photo/1
> https://twitter.com/DrWeidinger/status/224704764288581633/photo/1
> https://twitter.com/DrWeidinger
> I've arranged for Noisedome to return to toorcamp this year.  I'm
> picking it up in a week, and I'll just check it out and make sure all
> the parts are there.
> I love this photo of the dome
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/milohholim/3727679939/in/set-72157621590294254/
> This flickr slideshow shows dome construction from the first Toorcamp:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/milohholim/sets/72157621590294254/show/
> I've also been planning for the Tower of Consenso.  That's this thing
> that's 23 feet tall (without mast), with the travel core of consenso
> hanging inside, and a lighthouse thing on top.
> this is a scale model that fits on your head:
> https://www.noisebridge.net/images/c/c9/TowerHead.png
> I need help with funding the tower.  It's standard construction EMT
> (electrical metallic tubing) with a waterproof shell built in strips
> (like in the reference photo). It's about $900 for the dome.  EMT at
> $400, hardware fasteners for under $100 and fabric at about $500. The
> dome has 1536sq.feet of area and a yard of 48" fabric is 12sq.Ft.  At
> $4 a yard (high estimate), that's about $500 for a good cover.  That
> doesn't include awesome lights.  Lighting it up will be more.
> The consenso travel core is another issue. For consenso, I've
> discussed plans to build a raw framework out lasercut parts and the
> microrax isocahedron at noisebridge. It will hang from the tower top
> and spin slowly in the dark.  Slip rings will allow for power through
> the hangpoint and communications/control jacks will be available at
> the base of the dome . People will be able to jack in, program, and
> automate the travel core as much as we can make possible. At the
> moment the parts will be scraped together from what I have on hand in
> electronics (audio, light, sensors), and microcontrollers.  We need
> folks with ideas and more equipment to incorporate to pitch in.  Come
> and hash it out some more at Noisebridge tonight. Can I get individual
> supporters to help with the cost of these structures?
> A few of us visited the 'OccuBus' last night.  It was um, well, lets
> say it was interesting. The Motor sounded good and it started right
> up, then left in a cloud of diesel.  Lots of space for our crap and
> for noisemaggots to occupy.
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/milohholim/7585518602/in/photostream
> Things to hash out take up by bus or toorcamp palletteers:
> * the car ports (what's the volume of these parts?)
> * noisekitchen foodstuffs and equipment
> * tables
> * metal parts for the two camp structures (48cubic feet in a flat
> 4x6x2 rectangle X2)
> * tarps and covers and carpet bases for the above structures (likely
> equal to the above)
> * mcHawking and consenso
> * hackerspaces in a box
> * music equipment box
> * toolbox for construction (a couple cordless 18v drills with sockets
> do wonders to build a dome)
> * ladder?
> * tent/bag supplies for flyers travelling light
> -r. miloh alexander
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