Burning Man 2011: Christopher Schardt’s Garden of Rockets

This is one piece I regret to have missed this year at Burning Man, however I certainly heard tales from any one who stumbled across it. [Christopher Shardt]‘s Garden of Rockets consists of three kinetic fire art pieces with spinning propane rockets that you can control!

[Christopher] decided to incorporate his Burning Man 2010 project, 4pyre², which is a 12 foot pipe with opposing propane fueled rockets on each end. Onlookers can control the amount of propane fed to the rockets and twist the pipe they are attached to causing the whole thing to spin around like an out of control fire hose. Accompanying 4pyre² is  PyreGoRound, and  Pyroticulation which are two variants on 4pyre²’s concept of spinning rocket bars. [Christopher] was lucky enough to have his project materials funded by Burning Man, but added three thousand dollars (!) in propane to the mix out of pocket.

Check out a video of the project after the jump, and [Christopher]‘s site for details and schematics.

Comments

  1. derrick says:

    someone doesnt know his feeds and speeds for drilling! haha cool concept tho!

  2. Xeracy says:

    i can’t miss burning man next year… too much amazing stuff to only see the few projects that make it onto the web.

    also… boobs!

  3. bV says:

    kekeke his name is schardt

  4. c3p says:

    I can’t help myself, but isn’t it ironic that they claim to be enviromentalists but on the other hand just burn all those ressources?!
    I don’t think a “green” festival in germany would support such an installation.

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