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Apr 24 2013

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Application Updates

A) How will the mutation be achieved? What methods and materials will be used?

Two different parts of the truck will be mutated: 1) the cab and 2) the bottom floor. Additionally, we will build a completely new 3) top floor.

1) The cab will be turned into Ra, the Egyptian Sun God. The windshield will stay clear for visibility, but everything else will be altered. We will turn the front of the cab into the falcon beak. The sides of the cab will become the blue and gold headdress. The wheels will be covered with Ra’s lower jaw and the headdress.

Ra is often portrayed with a sun and a cobra on top of the head. We plan to place a throne (probably in the shape of a sun) for people to sit in on top of the cab with a cobra rising up the middle.

Materials list:

16 to 14 gauge sheet metal
1/4″ plywood
Fabric
Paint

2) The bottom floor symbolizes the earthly nature of our existence and will contain storage, sofa seating, stairs to the upper floor, stairs to the playa, DJ booth and lights. If we can fit it, we will build a bike rack on the back. We are starting from a flat bed and will custom build everything on the lower deck.

Ra’s headdress will continue back along the sides of the vehicle obscuring the speakers and wheels.

Materials list:

8″ x 8′ x 5/16″ steel
16 to 14 gauge sheet metal
1/4″ plywood
Fabric
Paint

3) The top floor symbolizes our celestial nature and contains movie screens, planetary rings, thrones, speakers and lots of lighting effects. We will build curved guard rails to keep everyone safe.

Materials list:

8″ x 8′ x 5/16″ steel
2″ x 20′ x 3/16″ steel
16 to 14 gauge sheet metal
1/4″ plywood
Fabric
Paint

Please refer to our latest drawings of 04/23/13

Structural Building Materials List

Columns:
8- 1/4″ x 12″ X 8′ Steel Plate

Support beams:
3- 1/4″ X 2″ X 6″ X 20′ Angle iron

Floor Joists:
15- 1/8″ x 2″ x 3″ x 20′ Square tubing

Decking:
11- 4 x 8 x 3/4 Sheets of A/B plywood

Hand Rail:
Kee Lite fittings
14- L25
16- L19
5- L20
4- L21
12- L26
2- L15
8- L84
23- L152
2- LC58
4- LC 50
4- LB84

Hardware:
Approx. 1000 self taping 1 1/4″ long screws (for decking)

 

B) How will the base be obscured/hidden?

The cab will be completely mutated into the head of Ra, the Egyptian Sun God. The windshield will be used for the eyes and the upper throne will be used as sun and cobra above Ra’s head. Ra’s headdress will continue back along the sides of the vehicle obscuring the speakers and wheels.

Materials list:

8″ x 8′ x 5/16″ steel
16 to 14 gauge sheet metal
1/4″ plywood
Fabric
Paint

Please refer to our latest drawings of 04/23/13

 

C) What equipment/materials will be used for radical illumination?

Artistic Lighting

We will be using over 3,000 LED light nodes to artistically illuminate Ra (the cab), bottom floor, top floor and large rings of UNAVERZ.

100 – 300 feet of EL Wire will be used to encircle the two movie screens and for decorative edging.

We are planning to use up to 5 Arduino and Raspberry Pi controllers for the continuous lighting effects.

Materials list:

Arduino
Raspberry Pi
LED light strips
EL wire
Black lights
Movie projectors
Fabric

Performance Lighting

Our lower deck will contain a performance stage for DJ’s and bands to play. Lights will be strategically positioned to accentuate the performers. We hope to make all spotlights LEDs for low power consumption but we have not finalized our design yet.

Additionally, we hope to build a top floor aerial structure that will also have spotlights for the performers.

We plan to radically illuminate the three thrones. This is going to be a bit tricky as we want to highlight the people sitting in them without shining light into their eyes. Our current plan to outline the thrones in EL wire and throw spotlights on them from the top and bottom.

Materials list:

LED spotlights
LED light strips
EL wire
Fabric

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