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Shiny shiny shiny! - Tactical Ninja

Jul. 16th, 2014

10:22 am - Shiny shiny shiny!

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My brother likes to blow stuff up. Lately, he's been enjoying blowing stuff up using high voltages. One of the side effects of this is the pretty shiny lights that are produced when preparing to blow stuff up. Here is an example:

It's a high-voltage electrical arc in a vacuum, being interfered with by a magnet poached out of an old microwave. What else would it be? There are more pictures of that here. And here is a video:

I think it's a shame that it's so noisy, because it's way better than a lava lamp.

Meanwhile in other electronics news, I just bought a bunch of UV leds and some fibreoptic strands - 100 of them at 2m long to be precise. They are mainly for playing with to see what they can do, but there's a vague design in the back of my mind on how they could be incorporated into another project that seems to have taken on a life of its own.

It bothers me a little bit that NEEDS MOAR LEDs has become something I actually say sometimes. Mostly because of how much I've teased other people about this.

Also, surfing electronics websites - I should know better by now...

[edit] The word from LAX is they let Dr Wheel into America, and that it's quite warm there.


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Date:July 16th, 2014 12:20 am (UTC)
That is pretty cool :-)
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Date:July 16th, 2014 07:13 am (UTC)
Well - it should be warmer in the US than in NZ, right???
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