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You can now see the cloud in action at Hive13! We first saw and admired a similar cloud art piece hanging at LVL1 in Louisville several years agoNever being true innovators, but rather shameless copy cats, we finally got around to creating our own Hive13 version of this essential piece of MakerSpace infrastructure.
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This project set out to solve a problem.  How do you transport 'heavy' (500-1000 lbs) machinery across town or between cities?  The machine(s) are on wheeled dollies that will roll on level concrete.  You have a pick-up truck. You are working aloneHow do you get the machine into the pick-up truck?  A ramp up the tailgate might work, but that is near difficult, dangerous, and hard to do by yourself.
  
As now implemented at Hive13, The Cloud is an interactive, motion-detection, Arduino-controlled disco light experience that contains more than it seems on the insideMaking the cloud was a fun activity that involved a variety of steps and craft skills including dumpster diving, internet research, general wood working, hot-glue work, electronics, some internet orders, and numerous trips to Home Depot and Hobby Lobby.
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The answer we came up with starts with building this simple A-Frame structure from stick wood.  A come-along is rigged to the center of the top to hoist the machine off the dollie and into the airOnce the machine is hanging at the proper height, the pick-up truck is backed into the A-Frame under the machine and the machine is jacked down into the truck bed.
  
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The A-Frame parts unbolt into two side frames and some stick wood to ride in the bed with the machine to the next site to repeat the process at unloading.
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Revision as of 00:34, 15 November 2018



Hive13 Project
A-Frame
A-Frame.JPG
Status: Complete
Start Date: 11/14/2018

This project set out to solve a problem. How do you transport 'heavy' (500-1000 lbs) machinery across town or between cities? The machine(s) are on wheeled dollies that will roll on level concrete. You have a pick-up truck. You are working alone. How do you get the machine into the pick-up truck? A ramp up the tailgate might work, but that is near difficult, dangerous, and hard to do by yourself.

The answer we came up with starts with building this simple A-Frame structure from stick wood. A come-along is rigged to the center of the top to hoist the machine off the dollie and into the air. Once the machine is hanging at the proper height, the pick-up truck is backed into the A-Frame under the machine and the machine is jacked down into the truck bed.

The A-Frame parts unbolt into two side frames and some stick wood to ride in the bed with the machine to the next site to repeat the process at unloading.

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