LUX TORR, light tower at Camp Spice N Vice at BurningMan 2016.
Camp Spice and Vice’s gift to the playa is our cozy nook in the hot desert, offering a shaded hookah lounge filled with wondrous folks from around the world, and ice cold chai for everyone. This year, we’re planning to add on a watch tower right above our veteran chai tent. The tower will provide a view out to the playa during the day and perform as a light tower at night. We have some ambitious goals and epic designs in progress. We can’t wait to share this experience with YOU.
We are asking our friends, family, and fellow burners for their support in mounting this pillar on our camp site. For all our supporters, we will have a special thank you gift waiting for you when you come visit us at camp. Can't make it to BM this year? Send us your mailing info and we will make sure our appreciation gift reaches you :)
What better place to gaze out to the vast desert landscape and admire the creative emergence of a temporal city than on top of a watch tower above a chai tea tent? The vision for our tower is to provide a unique experience for climbing up and gazing out to the playa while getting to know our camp friends from around the world. The tower has been optimally designed by our camp members from Cambridge, MA who come from fields of computational design, architecture, and robotics. They are professionals with a passion for play and wish to share this immersive tower environment with you.
Review Test Pieces: Wed 8/3
Start Making Final Pieces: Wed 8/3
1st Test Build on 8/5 -8/6 weekend
2nd Test Build on 8/12 -8/14 weekend
CORRECTION / CONTINGENCIES:
Remake Missing or faulty pieces: Mon 8/15
Confirm All parts fit with a test build adjust: Tues 8/16 weekend
SHIPPING AND DELAYS:
Ship to Reno on Tues 8/16
Arrive in Reno in 9 days
EA Team arrives at storage on 8/25 to pick it up
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We are planning to build and test our structure before shipping out to the playa. In order for us to compensate for all material costs, fabrication and tooling costs, and most importantly, transportation cost, we need to raise all necessary funds by 8/3 in time for our final testing and correction before shipping the tower out to the playa!