October First 2016
Second year of the Teatro design with the crescent shade structure (seen here in Slavik's sky dive).
- Pallet racks picked up on Wednesday evening, setup Thursday. Could use earlier delivery/pickup.
- Flat bed worked well n 2015, but had to move by hand this time.
- Also had to sneak back into camp; need vehicles for moving crew
- Angle brackets worked fairly well.
- Back angles not quite as well
- Tear down on Saturday went fast; great plan
- Could use more height. Can we build modular structures higher? Also might fit in the containers.
- Can we incorporate containers into structure for more height or shade?
- Sign improvements worked well (better cases, power supplies)
- Sign repair onsite thanks to Billie; could use better connectors
- Ethernet connectivity worked well; could do better with ethernet on each sign element.
- Power supplies
- Sealed 5V supplies worked perfectly for the 3rd year in a row.
- Other than the "S", the power supplies seemed adaquate for four strips
- Helios bars ran four strips of 5m @ 30 LED/m without problems.
- AC cables too short; had to use lots of power strips
- Vadim had neat multi-drop extension cords for lights. 10m with 7 outlets would have been great.
- Coiled LEDs stored in container all failed. Not a good way to store them.
- Wifi was a total failure. Center camp never brought up access points.
- GeoTem lighting fall back plan was ok
- DMX sequencing on lights gave it some feeling of motion.
- Fabricating 2.5m bars for the geotem structure would be very useful
- Connectors, etc need to be prototyped.
- "Search lights" on top of the frontage were awesome. They looked great and were visible from everywhere. Could we incorporate them into the other art via a DMX bridge?
- Placement was ok, organization was better.
- Peg board worked, but needs better layout and more tools.
- USB soldering irons are awesome.
- No blinky hospital == more time for other projects (although we did lots of piece work repair)
- Shade on end of container was great; we had a nice lounge
- But we were far from the rest of camp due to last minute layout changes
- Vadim air-hosed all of his equipment before stowing it. This is a great idea and we should add a small compressor to the container.
- The speak easy container had a rubber sheeting door to keep the dust out. Should we add something similar?
- Billie added fans at the back; having airflow was very pleasant.
- Pump, CO2 and chiller were constant headache.
- Pressurized water dispensed well, but was not cold and bubbles came out of solution too quickly
- Need larger CO2 tanks; 5lb lasted about a day
- Or should consider moving to a keg based system and pressurizing kegs onsite.
- Interactivity at the frontage was a great success and should be repeated.
- WTF happened with the water hose? it was dug up the day after it was trenched.
- More sparkly decorations! Maybe enclosed cubic zircon pieces.
- Water pulse art was neat, but flaky.
- Second year of "build the structure, let the campers put on tarps" was great.
- HRC put up most of the structure; can we spread it out more?
- Rebar was painful; are there automated hammers?
- Major failure during microburst due to side tarps. Should only use aluminet tarps on the sides.
- Alpha week breakfasts need to be on an early morning schedule to maximize work time. Too late in the morning and we lose half a day.
- Meal times and availability need to be announced for planning, both during build and event week.
- Burn night dinner needs to be earlier and announced.
- Water and gray water needed to be better organized; spend many days without facilities
Last update: November 8, 2020