India Show 10/2010
It all looks good. My full name is Kalman Spelletich, maybe that should be on the letter.
I usually get 1/2 of my stipend in advance, can that happen?
What are your feelings on that?
Generally I use used hardware, so if you can find/have used stuff all the better for $ savings and saving the planet.
“domains” pneumatics/ electronics:
DC motors and gearmotors and DC power supplies, i generally use 90 VDC motors around 1-1.5 horse power.
Propane and separate tanks with adapters, barb connectors, hose clamps, basic plumbing fittings to connect air lines/propane lines as well as valves, airline, quick connects.
machine tools required:
mig or tig welder, assorted nuts and bolts, basic hand tools, as well as grinders, hand drills.
I am thinking I can send some photos in advance of some closeups of my machines we could build so as to help people start on them in advance of my arrival.
http://www.shaastra.org/2010/main/imagineer/shaastra_nightsMaterials we need to purchase in advance:
propane valves, manual and electric
quick release fittings
hose barb fittings
Materials they need to provide us:
90V DC motor with a power supply
Pulleys large and small
Belt for pulleys
2-3 50′ rolls of air lines with 3/8″ I.D
air cylinders and valves
plumbing pipe and fittings
Stuff we could build:
as an interface, I have used this kit,
I hacked it to turn on and of 2 valves via participants heartbeat for this piece. These kits are good for the more “electronically inclined” electrical engineers.
small manual needle valve
(29th Sept – 3rd Oct),
We will book tickets for you from SF to Chennai on the 19th of September and from Goa to SF on the 8th of October.
-> We will reimburse the visa cost once you get here.
We could in theory build this piece, …..
needs a dc motor with a power supply and a bit of welding, steel
Needs air cylinder and valve, steel and air compressor/compressed air.
what do you think?
Do you have any preferences on things to build?
Actually anything large-ish with fire is just great.
R/T plane tickets are 13-1400 dollars
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Here it is Tues. morning, and I have gotten no confirmation for plane tickets and no advance money.
It is very difficult for me to continue taking this project and you seriously. I cannot possibly leave in 5 days for India for 3 weeks without more of a goodwill effort from you.
If I don’t receive the plane tickets and some advance money I can no longer work on this project.
and, well, this:
Wow, well, that was a hard gig. Yet mind blowing,