Lemonade and Lasers

After a successful Kickstarter campaign, an incredible team of volunteers came together to build a canopied floating platform serving up lemonade all day and laser lightshows all night at Ephemerisle 2012.

Yep, it floated. Here’s an in-progress shot before we added the canopy and lemonade:

Lessons learned:

  • Use good quality screws and fresh drill bits. There’s nothing worse than trying to remove stripped screws during teardown.
  • Floating platforms should be designed to discourage people from exceeding the rated loading capacity.
  • Free yourself from attachment to the physical world, for attachment leads only to sorrow, such as when you drop a tool into the water and it sinks to the bottom of the river, never to be seen again.
  • Good friends can fix just about anything.