SRL will be performing at this year’s Extreme Futurist Festival in LA December 22 2012. XFF is a 2 day arts and technology festival focusing on cutting edge science and technology along with transgressive performance art and music. Tickets are $35 for the SRL show only or $70 for the show and the festival.Purchase tickets through XFF here.
Justin Brown took my Flame Effects class at the Crucible earlier this year. He had a project in mind. A little something to take to Burning Man. Here is what he made. I am happy to tears to have been able to help!
Last week SWARM attended the Barbots event. It was a great success!
So here’s the plan: I will get some 3/16 plywood and some 2x4s (anyone have some scrap?) and if I can find it some thin astroturf carpet. I have a spare piano hinge. The idea is to make a runway edged with 2x4s, and a small hinged ramp at the end, also edged with 2x4s. Under the ramp is an foot pump like for inflating air mattresses (anyone have one to borrow?) Someplace on a table with a bottle with a cork that has two tubes through it. The output tube goes down to the liquid; the input tube doesn’t and is connected to the airpump. Rolling an orb up the ramp depresses the pump, which pumps air into the bottle, displacing liquid through the output tube into someone’s cup. It will be punk rock but it should work…
And darn if it didn’t work! We had orb mini-golf at BarBots!
Hi, I’m Lee Sonko, the Head of the Kinetics and Electronics Department at the Crucible in Oakland. Right now we have a wide range of classes ranging from Mechanical Sculpture to Arduino Microcontrollers to Flame Effects. In the past 6 months we have had students (literally) from age 8 to 80.
Would you like to teach some of your art and science? Do you have an idea for a class? It’s not a full-time job but it pays some and it’s rewarding. If you think this might be for you, I’d love to hear from you. Contact me at Lee at Lee dat org.
Crucible Kinetics & Electronics Department Head