Tuesday, August 31, 2010

a look under the...floor

lights from the inside of the carton

steering wheel in carton has a gear on it...looooong bike chain to a small gear and some wood blocks for tension. small gear turns a rod that has anonther gear and another bike chain connected to the actual truck steering wheel. we used the rims of an old school Red Flyer wagon, flattened them to mount, and welded a gear to the original wagon axel.

outside the driver's door, showing the gear closest to the steering wheel

explorer steering column showing added gear and bike chain

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Getting Loaded

to get it on the semi, jon had to back the art car up a ramp with loose steering while bob pressed the brake and gas with his hands, unable to see anything

after some spinning out and dumping gas, we made it. thanks to an amazing crew of rammits

now we just had to go straight as these ramps became a bridge to another semi

straight didn't go so smoothly

but finally we were packed up and ready to roll

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lit up!

Nice views

GSD day

Disassembly for transport begins

Clean roof: check

Spoon ladder: check

Cereal pillows: check

don't look so happy about it...

Lighting the carton

Saturday, August 21, 2010

(finally) on the move!

Monday, August 16, 2010

A tablecloth keeps things civilized

60 feet of squares on squares. This pattern hurt our brains.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Raise the Roof

The moment of truth (one of several to come)

Perfection on the forklift. And a great view of the carton exit ramp.

3600 holes for 3600 lights. look out, fingertips!