2πr Crew

Project concept & original team:
  • Nicole Aptekar - flame effects design, platform design, plumbing and fabrication, project management
  • Melissa Piercey - plumbing and fabrication, lead installation crew, stabilization design, fuel heating v2
  • Reed Kennedy - fuel heating, fabrication and wiring
Additional team members:
  • David Fine - control system v1
  • Sam Reese - hotwire ignition
  • Ian Baker - control system v2, flame effects design consultation
  • Matt Blackwell - flame effects design consultation
  • Lina Ariana & Andy Langlois - concept art
  • Chris "Krispy" Mahoney - platform design, tank heater consultation
  • Jacob Appelbaum - embedded computer
  • Peter Youngmeister - platform retrofit, project management
  • Ed "Rabbit" Hunsinger - platform retrofit, Smukfest rebuild, ignition system v3, several runs
Build Crew:
  • Lisa Allen
  • Ryan Todd
  • Jared SINGE
  • Audrey Penven - Stabilizer fabrication
  • Judit Pungor - Stabilizer fabrication
Run Team:
  • Chip Johnson
  • Veronica Fetzner
  • Heather Lynch
  • Leah Jones
  • J Andrew Lash
Special thanks to:
  • Justin Gray of Therm - system design consultation
  • The numerous volunteers from Camp DDI
Community support:
  • 2πr is made possible in part by a grant from Burning Man. As an honorarium project for the year 2006, we were provided with essential funding and on-site support. The team would like to express our gratitude.

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