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What to build next?

I’m between projects right now and have been wondering what to create next.  I’ve been looking at different artists whom I like or find inspiring to check out what they’re creating these days.  I realized this morning I have been looking to them as a reference point to decide what to create next. I realized […]

The Mantis in Vegas?

Wow what a weekend in Vegas.  I received a call from Nikki Doran and Merritt Pelkey last Sunday regarding bringing the Mantis down to Vegas for a party the upcoming weekend.  Shit, I haven’t even cleaned the truck or made any repairs since Burning Man and I only have four days to get ready! I […]

Burning Man is Over

Burning man is over… and I’m already looking forward to the next years burn.  It’s been a while since I have written, so this is going to be a long but good one…  I’m going to tell a story of what it’s like to take a major art car to the burn and live, well […]

KSL TV Link

KSL did a great news piece last night  on the Scorpion, see the link below.  We’re getting closer, Garrett Booher and Spencer Barton painted the Scorp body last night.  Today, we’ll finish painting the black, paint the gold highlights and start working on the lighting. Still lots to do, but we’re getting closer! http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=16881332

KSL News piece tonight

      I haven’t posted many updates lately, been too busy.  There’s going to be a news piece about the scorpion on KSL tonight at 10, check it out.

Arm are done

We’re working seven days a week, 12 hours a day and boy are we getting  a lot done.  We completely finished up the arms today and are moving onto the body. All 20 hydraulic cylinders are up and running and the fire system is coming together.  Still lots to do and not much time…  We’ll […]

And the claws are…

still being worked on.  Man these things are super complicated, for sure the most difficult and challenging parts we will be creating on this project.  We should have the claws completely covered tomorrow by lunch time and then on to pinchers and the head. Jeremy is making some good progress on the fire system. We’re […]

Claws are taking shape

Another big day at the Bug House.  Garrett and I started framing out the claws and decided that the direction we were going wasn’t going to work so we had to chop it off and start over.  We are rocking and rolling now and the claws are taking shape fast. Coulson got our wheels attached […]

One less science project…

I ordered 8 strings of color  changing LED ribbon for the scorpion, thanks for the recommendation Alice Toler.  Each string is 5 meters long and somehow I needed to control all of the strings simultaneously.  I called up the company who was selling them and they couldn’t tell me if I could do this or […]

Arms are taking shape

Garrett and I worked our asses off today and cranked out some serious work on the arms.  We’ll finish up the last two sections tomorrow and then onto the claws on Monday. We also went to Design Resources this morning and picked up some sick fabric for the bus seats and for the cab of […]