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"Monkey Car" feat The Monkey King

$4,800 of $23,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 5 months
MONKEY CAR feat. The Monkey King

We are working on returning the term ART CAR to this mutant vehicle going to Burning Man. Our goal is to create moving art for Burning Man 2018 that will also shuttle people on a night and day liscence. This art car will also be tied to the Monkey Bar Theme Camp where the support camp for the art car will be placed as well. 

This base vehicle has been to Burning Man before in 2016 as Dr Brainlove.  Our plan is to make this for 2018 focusing on the art and the transportation aspects of this pproject, both setting our mindset on making something that adds to Black Rock City.

The project will cost +/- $20k that includes all expenses includes in the budget (link here). 

What happen to "King of all Warriors" as a model? That working title was where we started and with a shift in programming the project shifted only slightly to follow the theme camp. Although, instead of featuring Hanuman we are going with the Monkey King who is a super famous figure from all of Asia. 

If all goes well the art car will be mostly done by the end of May 2018 and ready for beta testing. 
 -  working engine
 - slightly animated figure
 -  sound installed for monkey roar
 -  sound installed for music played from car
 - protected drivers area with clear view
 - single point exit and entry of art car for safety

If it is ready we will take the art car to the All Of Us regional like event in northern California for our first test of travel and remote installation.  We will be open to other oppurtunities as well to tour the art car and show it off before Burning Man 2018.

This is an amazing oppurtunity and this project is for a chance to make our contribution to the community greater. Our crew has strived every year to raise the bar and do more.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/suntheateronmars/
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The art car is coming together magically. A new image for the final design should be out today or tomorrow. It will show a Chinese Junk feat. the Monkey King on his Journey to the West. It is inspired from songs by Jamie Hewlette and the band called the Gorrillaz. Also, some of my experiences with Hanuman and the Monkey King at Burning Man in 2017. Raising funds still... join us. My major projects over the last couple of years have been largely inspired by music. So grateful for all of you.
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March 4th is a big day for those of us working on the art car. We have been prepping the vehicle for this very point... we are ready to start building. We have someone working on a rendering for submission of the final plan to be seen quite soon! (He says by maybe Wednesday) We still need your help. We are really in need of cash flow to make this magic happen. Please consider dropping some coins today. We need steel and wood for our work day. Make this monkey proud... monkeys rule!!!
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Wow, what an amazing journey so far. We are at an interesting point in the production. We are ready to start building on the vehicle. The art car is fully staged for adding the Monkey Car characteristics to make it come together. We need to:
1. Get vehicle maintenance performed and possibly replace the battery to make sure it is in running order. This is not a big leap because it has a relatively new engine in it, it's just been sitting for a year.
2. We need to buy steel, wood, and insurance. Yep these things are needed, but first:
3. I need to get with our guy who is going to create the digital plan and finally get those measurements to him to see about getting this submitted to the DMV in the next couple of weeks.

It is time to make those tires hit the road. We will be moving ahead soon, but really need to raise more funds. We have to meet our goal to check all the boxes. We will give patches to everyone who has donated as well as t-shirts if we meet goals.

Thank you ALL for your efforts so far. I have been moving a bit slow at this start, but we are taking ground.

Thank you so much again... I am grateful for the cash, the sweat, the faith.

Scott
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Heya folks... so for the Feb 4th meetup:
https://www.facebook.com/events/151786378942966/
1. I am hoping we might finish up any clean up
2. Talk about design as a group
3. If I can find a diesel engine person then that would be a win
4. And start working on the frame work.

Big goals. I need to get more money coming in so we can get what we need for welding: we need to decide on materials and where they fall in budget and where to order from.

I will be on site before this to work on getting those last big items off the back of the vehicle. That way we have a clear canvas to work with. Ideally we also need to move the vehicle back a few steps toward the back wall.
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RM
$500
Randy Martin
28 days ago
KM
$100
Kaushal Mishra
3 months ago
CR
$1,000
Craig Rouskey
3 months ago
CU
$100
Cheg Uevara
4 months ago
$100
Sam Eastham
4 months ago
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4 months ago
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