The Disco Ball is a 15 foot diameter helium balloon disco ball that will float 20 feet above the Black Rock Desert this year at Burning Man.
It will be sewn from poly-tarp, lined with a weather balloon and covered in hundreds of silver mylar mirrors. Six strands of 850 pound test kite line will anchor it via a pulley system that can lower it in high winds. Three theater spotlights will illuminate it from all sides, and a small gear motor will keep it rotating.
This project is not funded by the Burning Man Organization. If you want to support the Disco Ball but can’t contribute financially, your time and effort assisting with promotion and fund raising will be a tremendous help.
Perks for supporters include your name and a quote on the Disco Ball, a DVD, and pieces of the project after the event.
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