We all know that one of the primal urges when at Burning Man is "What is it, and can I climb on it?" This year, People’s Art Congress will try to fill that urge in the most interactive way we could think of... with a contraption we like to call TwistHanger! The build has started and we need your help to fully bring it to life. WHAT IS IT? Our structure combines the fun and excitement of climbing on stuff, with the age-old fun of twister... Then in true Burning Man spirit, we add competition, lights and lasers making it usable both daytime and nighttime.TwistHanger features over 500 square feet of climbing holds of varying difficulty, making the structure functional and entertaining for both beginning and advanced climbers. We then take it to the next level with three interactive climbing games!
GAME 1 - 3D Twister: Participants will play the most challenging game of twister imaginable! The game play: A non-player spins the large twister wheel on the front, which then lands on both an appendage and a color. Once selected, those colored squares will light up so you know where your body part needs to be. climb up, spread wide, climb over other people... Whatever it takes to stay in the game. Miss a color or can't hold on, you're out!
GAME 2 - Darwin Theory: It’s survival of the fittest! The game play: 2 players take position on opposite sides of the structure. A single random square will light up on both sides. The player that reaches their specified square first will earn a point. 5 seconds after each point is awarded, another random square will light up on both sides. The players must be the first to their square to earn a point. The first person to 5 points wins! Hard mode: Players must have all limbs on the specified color (not touching any other colors).
GAME 3 - Simon: It’s the game “Simon”, climbing style! The game play: Once game play starts, participants will have 2 - 5 seconds (depending on difficulty) to find a lit up square and get a body part on it! Using Arduino pressure sensors, each climbing hold will randomly light up and register that its being touched. Grab the wrong hold or don't get to a hold in time and you're out! How long can you last?
SIZE & SAFETY Our structure will measure 12' high, 12' long and 6' deep and will handle 1 - 6 participants. Fall pads under each section and cushions covering all exposed corners will ensure even the most uncoordinated player will fail and recover gracefully and unharmed. It is a modular structure that is completely self-contained and will not produce any MOOP. TwistHanger is designed to be solidly anchored to the Playa in order to withstand any dust/wind storms that arise.
WHO ARE WE? We are a group of individuals who look forward to the Burning Man experience every year and want to spread our interest in climbing with our fellow Burners. We recognize and appreciate the unique variety of individuals that attend Burning Man every year and wanted to find a way to give something back to the community. We feel that TwistHanger is something that can be enjoyed by experienced and novice climbers alike, and the lights and visuals we'd like to add will enhance the beauty and excitement of the Playa!
WHERE ARE WE SO FAR... Our project is already well underway, but we need your help to finish it! We've completed half of the structure, and are working hard to finish it! Take a look:
WHAT CAN YOU DO? All we ask of you is a donation to help make our vision a reality. Since we're building TwistHanger from scratch, with nothing to go on but our engineering skills and our imagination, our costs have been steadily growing! Your donation will help up purchase all the building materials, electronics and lights to make our vision a reality.
ANY DONATION HELPS! Whether you can contribute $1 or $20 or even $100, 100% of your donation will go directly towards building TwistHanger and transporting it to the Playa. ALL CONTRIBUTION HELP AND ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED! Even if you can’t make a financial contribution, it would still be a great help if you can share this page with your friends. With the power of social media, sharing this page can help spread our project to others. Sharing it with your friends IS ALSO A CONTRIBUTION TO OUR PROJECT! We thank you so much in advance! We will be posting updates as we go along, so you see where your donation is going to. YOUR gift to us, funds OUR GIFT to you fellow burners! We look forward to seeing you on the Playa! THANK YOU!
UPDATE May 2018: Check out the latest progress. See what your donation is going to: This is what the holds will look like for your rock climbing fun: ** Remember, if you can't donate PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS! Any little bit helps! Thank you!
Update June 2018: Part 1 done!
This group is putting their heart and soul and dedication into making this idea into a reality, and it is looking amazing so far, don't you agree? Thanks to those that have contributed so far! We need your help to finish this project!
Any donation, a share on fb, spreading the word will be a great help to TwistHanger! This group is a dedicated group of individuals who are working hard to bring TwistHanger to the burn, to share with everyone. You're donation will go a long way!
We can't wait to see the finished result, but we NEED YOUR HELP! TOGETHER, we can make this idea into a reality.
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