This got us enough range to get out to the temple, or across to the 9 o’clock plaza, or probably even the trash fence if we had the battery power to go that far. 2.4GHz Omni and 5GHz 120deg sector.
Lummox did all the final upholstery on playa, and we did a lot of software tweaks but got it working great!
Had to cram the base in at an angle on top of all of The Empress’ stuff.
1:30AM the morning we were supposed to leave, we finally load the chair into the van.
I wouldn’t want to go through airport security holding this. 5500mAh 5S LiPo battery with a constant per-cell voltage readout and low voltage alarm.
Got some really nice upholstery fabric for the chair. Red and green like a Venus Fly Trap : )
Testing out the cameras (raspberry pi based), as well as the two-way audio (asterisk PBX in the chair). The wheelie-bar is under the back skirt here too.
Three days before we leave and still a lot to do!
The second tentacle is attached, the sunshade support is built, fabric and foam added to the skirt, and the footbox is beginning to take shape.
The chair splits in half with four bolts for shipping, and it hinges back to swap batteries out easily.