Hi I’m Rob and I am currently saving money for my Maslow kit and looking forward to building some projects.
I have experience with Autocad, hand drafting, design, engineering, drawing, Woodworking and Remodel Carpentry.
I have a small shop in Reno Nevada. I’ve attended Burning Man a couple of times and there’s quite a community of Reno burners including Architects and Carpenters who would be very interested in the Maslow. ( I’ve been trying to spread the word, don’t know of any on order for the Reno area yet.)
The Burning Man organization itself may be interested also, but they have quite a bit of money, property out ad joining the Black Rock Desert, and probably full-size industrial CNC Machines of Their Own…but Plywood, osb, flat-pack and Tab and slot are commonly used on the Playa because it works so great to flat-pack into containers after the event. (Or burn!)
So assuming I have pro cured a Maslow CNC by this coming Labor Day and a ticket to the event, I’m planning on bringing it out there on my 12 foot flatbed truck…Set it up in a tent with generator and dust collection and build stuff right there on the Playa…
Maybe by then I’ll be good enough to build repair parts for people’s camps, or plug in their thumb drives and cut out parts for their own projects. There’s a lot of building on the Playa at Burning Man. It’s a month and they build a whole city out of plywood and OSB.
So my question is; Does anybody know of anyone planning on bringing at least one Maslow to Burning Man this year?
Has the Maslow team themselves been to burning man? Have you guys (Bar?) considered setting up your own Maslow camp with about 10 machines cranking out all kinds of cool furniture…etc and exposing your ideas to about fifty thousand of the world’s coolest makers?
Remember Burning Man isn’t for making money or outright promotion,
but it’s definitely for networking and sharing ideas.
Again, I’m in Reno which is the nearest major airport and only about 2 hours from Burning Man, with a shop big enough for four Maslow’s. Also I am definitely planning on going to the ‘Burn’.
If there’s not already plans in the works, I could help set up a CNC networking and building camp…featuring ( or sponsored by?!) Maslow.
I have about a hundred ideas that include burning man and the Maslow. Some of these are money-making and some of these are networking. There is plenty of money to be made at Burning Man outside of the event ( in nearby Gerlach, via websites, or right here in Reno.) If you have great flat-pack on the playa ideas and want to make some Playa Furniture or Art but maybe need a place to touch base in Reno on the way…