Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Drafting Overlay


I saw the above while searching for a 36" scale ruler, and thought it looked useful. since I often use quick square foot measurements, I think I might create an overlay with a few helpful reference numbers and print my own version.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Ka Take 2

After my last brief post, I received word that John Huntington had one his website an article on "Ka" as well.

His article discusses the technical aspects in much more depth that the first message, and has some nice images of the system as well.

He also has an article about "Love" another Cirque production, also well written, and full of technical details and photos.

You can check out both articles (and others of his as well) at:

Ka Automation


The above link for Entertainment Engineering has a bit on Cirque Du Soliel's"Ka" as well as an additional video.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


I found the above hinges in McMaster Carr. It would have been great to have used these instead of loose pin hinges on tour and when doing rep. They look beefy enough to stand up to the wear and tear. Of course, for the price per pair, they should be beefy.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Clever Connection

I have said it before, am saying it now, and will say it again - you can never be exposed to enough of a variety of techniques and you learn something everyday. And sometimes the simplest of things can be a great ah ha.
Today while walking through the shop, I saw a mock up for one of the exhibits we are working on. The corners were held together with hogstroughs on the corners. I have often built the hogstrough into one of the flats and ran that flat past the other. This struck me as an easy, flexible solution. And it would save materials as a shop would have a stock of them, since they are used in a variety of ways.