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Title: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on March 18, 2015, 08:24:03 am
Homeschoolers creating Robo-Porcupine
It's going to be a good time. Creatively combining only cardboard, tape, paint and wax.

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Porcupine_Speed_Worx-2015.jpg)






Our very own internationally acclaimed Kinetic Sculpture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinetic_sculpture_race) racing World Champions and 2009 Cardboard Sled Race Champions (http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=17481.msg293934#msg293934)
Jim and Lauren are advising and supervising a group of homeschoolers and adult kids in our attempt to recapture the gold
at the 2015 ANNUAL INTRAGALACTIC CARDBOARD SLED RACE  to be held at the  Mount Sunapee Resort SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015 (http://www.mountsunapee.com/mtsunapeewinter/onthemountain/events/eventdetails/sledrace.asp)


Yar!!!! The motley crew of the 2009 entree the Pirate Ship Griffin... Captain, First Mate, and Half Mate...
(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_0668-pirates-n-ship.jpg)

The crew prepare to cast off...
(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_0723-Set-to-Sail.jpg)

Freedom!!!! Avast ye swabs.... what the ship lacked in speed was more than made up in style and construction earning them the Overall Award!
I mean who wouldn't think that giant pirate hat was cool!

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_0726-Anchors-Away.jpg)





Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on March 18, 2015, 08:28:56 am
Painting the face starts to bring the porcupine to life!
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC02237-face.jpg)
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on March 18, 2015, 03:49:10 pm
Facebook Event
Sunapee Cardboard Sled Race
https://www.facebook.com/events/638722939566213/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/638722939566213)
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: Pat K on March 19, 2015, 06:07:48 pm
Wicked Cool !
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on March 19, 2015, 10:06:17 pm
Wicked Cool !

Will you be back in time for the festivities?
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: KBCraig on March 19, 2015, 10:36:40 pm
Wicked Cool !

Will you be back in time for the festivities?

There will still be snow. Don't be silly.
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on March 19, 2015, 11:03:40 pm
Wicked Cool !

Will you be back in time for the festivities?

There will still be snow. Don't be silly.

Dang it we need his mass to propel us to victory!
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: Pat K on March 20, 2015, 03:01:08 am
I will not be able to participate in the days events.
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on March 20, 2015, 06:21:49 pm
I will not be able to participate in the days events.

We will have fun in your honor then.

Becky is going to use some of the beeswax that Lloyd gave her on the sled when we wax the bottom.  :)
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: KBCraig on March 21, 2015, 10:27:35 am

Becky is going to use some of the beeswax when we wax the bottom.  :)


Isn't that a little TMI?  :o
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: dalebert on March 23, 2015, 01:26:14 pm
Is there anyone I can carpool with from Manchester? Will give $.
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on March 26, 2015, 08:18:22 am
Porcupines love corn almost as much as FREEDOM!
https://youtu.be/UGz8jcbJjRw
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC02241-It%27s_Alive.gif)

More conspiring for the fun over on the NHunderground Forum
Cardboard Sled Race 2015
http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=27275.msg356900#msg356900
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 27, 2015, 06:06:51 pm
This event is great. Not to be missed. I will miss it, but I am a long ways away for that week.
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 02, 2015, 01:31:16 pm
Slide Show
Robo-Porcupine:The Build
https://youtu.be/3rDHrsSds6E
The Build Team has done a great job… only a few little details to finish.

Help spread the word, the Robo-Porcupine is coming!

Event On Facebook
Sunapee Cardboard Sled Race
https://www.facebook.com/events/638722939566213/

Free State Project Forum
Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=28239.msg297277#msg297277


(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Robo-Porcupine_The%20Build.jpg)
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 03, 2015, 09:07:49 am
 Registration will be held in the Spruce Lodge lobby starting at 9:00am. All sled riders must be over the age of 18.

Sleds will be allowed to enter until 12:00 pm on race day.

Sleds must be at the starting line by 1:15 pm and in running order. No non-human form of transporting of the sleds to the top of the course is permitted. The race begins at approximately 1:30 pm.
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 04, 2015, 03:55:46 pm
Team Canario/Johnson have won before on Mt. Sunapee...
Some were shocked to see them launch then Governor Lynch off the big jump!
Evidence of their prior shenanigans.
2008
(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_8945-Team-Underground.jpg)
(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_8966-Heading-up.jpg)


Lauren Canario's video from the 2009
Big Dummy Air Contest


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXdh42K5afk
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 08, 2015, 10:10:20 am
Last minute painting happening at the Super Secret Porcupine Speed Worx Facility. Racing the weather, precipitation heading this way. Wish us luck!

Weather looks good for Saturday's Race. More supporters are planning to be there. The biggest Cardboard Porcupine ever created should wow the judges and the crowd Woohoo!
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: Pat K on April 08, 2015, 12:49:12 pm
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 09, 2015, 07:34:29 pm
When he isn't building awesome Cardboard Sleds Johnson has been known to storm the Fed Fortress in Concord as the Noble Cardboard Knight.

(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/Mighty-Jim%21NHunderground.jpg)
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 11, 2015, 06:26:29 am
Heading out...

Mt. Sunapee! See ya there!
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 11, 2015, 07:46:59 pm
Super good time. Nice turnout of FSP supporters.

From the very beginning of the day, it was obvious by people's reaction that the Robo-Porcupine was something special.

Jim Johnson and Lauren Canario's guidance and creative influence, added with the effort of the kids William and El Brentino, combined with new team member Ethan to a victory of Most Creative Entree!

A video crew from WMUR's show New Hampshire Chronical (http://www.wmur.com/new-hampshire-chronicle) interviewed and shot a good bit of footage. They said the piece would air this Thursday. Should be a PR triumph for the FSP.
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 12, 2015, 10:04:00 am
WooHoo !!!

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/2015-1st_Prize_Winner.jpg)
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 12, 2015, 08:32:09 pm
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/2015-My_Corn.jpg)
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 14, 2015, 08:15:56 am
Mt. Sunapee's Facebook Photo Stream of the Event (https://www.facebook.com/mountsunapeeresort/photos_stream)

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11150160_10153222616827154_2559593204089048922_n.jpg?oh=4594c5368ba23100856f9cbb37c875f2&oe=559D094E)
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 14, 2015, 10:19:11 am
 "Press Release"

Spread the news! :)
Free Staters having fun, getting noticed.

================


Robo-Porcupine Conquers Mt. Sunapee

Mt. Sunapee Resort - Newbury, NH
SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/2015-1st_Prize_Winner.jpg)


2015 ANNUAL INTRAGALACTIC CARDBOARD SLED RACE was held at the Mount Sunapee Resort (http://www.mountsunapee.com/mtsunapeewinter/onthemountain/events/eventdetails/sledrace.asp)


The porcupine, mascot of the Free State Project (https://freestateproject.org), is a peaceful animal that can use its quills in self-defense.  The Robo-Porcupine cardboard sled was designed and engineered by Free State Project early movers Jim Johnson and Lauren Canario as a homeschooling project. Under their guidance the kids, along with recent mover Ethan Glover, got together once a week to help make their concept a reality.  Using only cardboard, duct tape, paint, and wax, the team under the guidance of Jim the Master Craftsman, transformed Creature Creator Lauren’s design sketches into an amazing sled. 

Robo-Porcupine:The Build
Slide Show
https://youtu.be/3rDHrsSds6E

WMUR's show New Hampshire Chronicle (http://www.wmur.com/new-hampshire-chronicle) videotaped the event and interviewed participants.  Their coverage will air on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m.

This isn’t the first victory for the dynamic duo. As 2009 Cardboard Sled Race Champions (http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=17481.msg293934#msg293934) they created the awesome Pirate Ship, Griffin, for the event at Mt. Sunapee also winning the Most Creative category.

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_0668-pirates-n-ship.jpg)

In the past they honed their skills as internationally acclaimed Kinetic Sculpture racing World Champions. Winning the grueling pedal powered championship race in their artistic creation got them invited to travel to Australia for an exciting build and ride event there.

They came to New Hampshire from Nevada via New London, Connecticut where they helped the brave holdouts in Fort Trumbull in resisting the abusive Eminent Domain taking of their homes.  Fort Trumbull is the neighborhood made famous in the landmark Kelo Supreme Court ruling. Lauren was arrested and imprisoned for three months.

Lauren Canario Eminent Domain Arrest https://youtu.be/v-ElrlwnMrA

Since moving to New Hampshire in 2006, they have not only helped build and repair homes for Free Staters to settle into, they are also major contributors to the fun factor in the Porcupine Community.


Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 16, 2015, 11:32:23 am
Shire Liberty News (http://www.shirelibertynews.com) tweeted...

https://twitter.com/ShireLibNews/status/588080023413858304/photo/1

and

Sent this write-up out in their weekly e-mail.   8)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Shire%20Liberty%20News%20Write-up.jpg)
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 17, 2015, 06:29:27 pm
The New Hampshire Chronicle episode of the Cardboard Sled Race is up on the web.
http://www.wmur.com/new-hampshire-chronicle/thursday-april-16th-cardboard-sled-race/32275708

 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 23, 2015, 08:19:07 pm
We made the front page of the FSP website, WooHoo! https://freestateproject.org

Well done to the Robo-Porcupine crew!

Goofy Fun: Free Staters Win Intragalactic Cardboard Sled Race
https://freestateproject.org/blogs/mover-stories/goofy-fun-free-staters-win-intragalactic-cardboard-sled-race
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 25, 2015, 03:52:38 am
(http://www.shirelibertynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Final.Logo_.copy360x69.png) (http://www.shirelibertynews.com)

Robo-Porcupine Conquers Mount Sunapee (http://www.shirelibertynews.com/robo-porcupine-conquers-mount-sunapee/)
http://www.shirelibertynews.com/robo-porcupine-conquers-mount-sunapee/

Thanks to Shire Liberty News (http://www.shirelibertynews.com) for a nice write-up.  8)
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: politicalGRAFFITI on April 28, 2015, 05:59:41 am
What folks are saying on the FSP Facebook thread.  :) 8)

https://www.facebook.com/FreeStateProject.org/posts/898161160227131
Title: Re: Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 03, 2015, 12:18:43 pm
I missed this year, but I love the atmosphere at this event.

If they win too many times they might be banned and will be sending kids in with amazing creations. Then they will have to ban the homeschool kids. :)