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Monday, Sept. 13, 10am

  Subject was observed being very badass.

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Work on Voo-Doo Lilly

Lindsay and I spent a quiet afternoon developing new poisons and dangerous contrivances for the delight and enlightenment of the children.

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Voodoo Lily

The VooDoo Lily is well under way thanks to our fabulous crew. We have many parts cut out and the shop is starting to crawl with snake like flaming buds and biting venus fly traps. Jacquie, Townsend, and Nina were the first to jump in and make things happen. The photos don’t live up to […]

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plant wheels

New layers are being added to the carousel, and its slowly transforming into a man-eating plant!

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Madagascar Institute finally does something for the children

At Maker Faire San Mateo, ran The Wheel aka the carousel for lots and lots of people, including packs of children. Most of them couldn’t even reach the pedals, though many tried. We had about 5 or 6 people fall off the ride, none of them children. I guess that jungle gym training is good […]

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carousel time elapse

Gaylen set up a time elapse camera above the carousel at Moscone West, so you can see the whole spiel, from setup to party to teardown:

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The Carousel at GadgetFest/Google I/O

No one got hurt, though we had about 6 people fall off. The stagehands were super helpful so we got out in record time. Next, Maker Faire!

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the next carousel test, now with fire and LEDs!a

Thanks to J&M Special Effects just down the Gowanus four blocks, we ran a completely legal test of the entire carousel complete with 4 propane cannons and a tower of LEDs, all powered from the electricity generated by the generator on the middle. That means it all works! Sure, there were some kinks so now […]

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carousel at a party

Thanks again to Drew and Josh and all for letting us use their space! We worked all week on the carousel and had plenty of room to build, test and ride it. Then a party showed up at the space, and so we added that extra special mada touch to the party. Plus Mia brought […]

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how do we get this damn thing together?

After a big production push in the mada shop, we moved over to the super big Gowanus Hotel space for the final assembly. Up until this very moment, we had a clear, simple idea of how these 8 custom plywood-wheeled bike things would go together. We threw that all out the window when we got […]

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It’s alive!

Yesterday, we finally figured out the angle on one section, so we had to take it for a spin. The whole thing was just held together with C-clamps so we were fucking stupid to be going that fast. Everyone survived and much fun was had. Today was the first test of the whole thing bolted […]

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carousel progress

The carousel is coming along, tomorrow is the big first test! Here’s where we were as of last night:

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first carousel wheel test

We ran a test of the whole plywood wheel/axle/frame assembly and no one lost their balls in the process. Next carousel work shift: this Thursday afternoon 5-10pm. (video by Rivka) (video by Lindsay)

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