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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Alternate Light(ning) Effects
Max The Magnificent   1/19/2014 2:37:53 PM
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@David: If it's ultra-macho it should have a jacobs ladder on top drawing a 3-4 inch spark!!

That will go down well with the system manager wondering where the noise is coming from :-)

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David Ashton   1/19/2014 2:32:15 PM
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@Max..."I'm more of a low-vltage man."   Wuss :-)  If it's ultra-macho it should have a jacobs ladder on top drawing a 3-4 inch spark!!

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Re: Alternate Light(ning) Effects
Max The Magnificent   1/19/2014 2:10:19 PM
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@Douglass: You might be able to achieve some interesting "lightning" effects on a slightly smaller scale if you can get one of those airport-runway style Xenon flashtubes...

Not a bad idea, although I'm more o a low-vltage man. I went down to Mock Electronics on Friday on the way into work (only 2 weeks before they close down) -- they have one huge tube left that made we dool -- but it's out pof my range -- I put a much lower offer in if no one else asks for it.

In the meantime I did find anther really interesting -- low cost -- tube there -- I can get the coil glowing -- and I'm just about to try lighting it from underneath with NeoPixels -- I'm just waiting for the hot glue holding the NeoPixels on the tube to cool down.


Watch this space :-)

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Re: Ultra Macho...
Max The Magnificent   1/19/2014 2:05:15 PM
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@David: Weren't they also a comic strip in Beano??

I think they may have been -- the films were a bit saucy for the time (mid 1950s) -- nothing like what you see these days, of course -- more tongue in cheek.

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antedeluvian   1/19/2014 3:31:37 AM
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Back when Zimbabwe was Rhodesia, my school's colours(all boys school) were navy blue and plumbago, a grey with a bluish tinge. Plumbago was Cecil John Rhodes' favourite colour- the country being named for him. Better known today for the Rhodes scholarship.

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Re: Alternate Light(ning) Effects
David Ashton   1/19/2014 1:39:15 AM
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Now THAT is a flash tube.  There is a bit of data here

http://www.specialtylightsources.com/pd_h4336.cfm

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Re: Alternate Light(ning) Effects
Douglas442   1/18/2014 10:32:06 PM
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Max:

You might be able to achieve some interesting "lightning" effects on a slightly smaller scale if you can get one of those airport-runway style Xenon flashtubes, such as this one currently on ebay ( though not for much longer ):

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sylvania-R4336-Xenon-flash-tube-for-Aviation-approach-lighting-/271372600940?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item3f2f11466c

 

Your results may vary according to your HV source... but I've got one of these hooked up to one of those timer-ic driven ignition coil circuits... and it seems a nice way to add a bit of Frankensteinian sparkiness to a project!

 

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Re: Ultra Macho...
David Ashton   1/18/2014 7:19:03 PM
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@max - I dimly remember seeing one or two of those St Trinians films.  Weren't they also a comic strip in Beano??

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betajet   1/18/2014 1:30:45 PM
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I'd never heard of St. Trinian's -- sounds hilarious.  I'll have to see if they're available on this side of the Pond.  Alistair Sim in drag must be hilarious, and I really liked Joyce Grenfell in The Americanization of Emily (1964), one of Paddy Chayefsky's two (that I know of) brilliant exposés of how news is marketed, the other being Network (1976).


Edit: Crumbs, only available in Region 2.  DVD region codes should never have been allowed.

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Max The Magnificent   1/18/2014 11:37:23 AM
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@Betajet: My Dad thinks those would be great colors colours for a snobby private girl's school.

I'm guessing your dad was a fan of the old St Trinians films (I know I was LOL) -- David, do you remember those films?

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