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HaloBlu

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Now that little green smiley reminds me of Yoda! The dark side may have cookies but light has Yoda.
 

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I told googfan his rep would come back, the force balances things out.

BTW Halo Thanks bud!! his name was Limon (like sprite soda)
 

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so, back on topic now....

I bet the glass module (hell use the spring too) from an older style thermostat (for home heating / AC) would be cool.

It's a sealed glass vial mounted on a spring, filled with mercury.

easy to find, cheap and already sealed.

Just hook up a coil, attach a magnetic bar and presto!
 
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so, back on topic now....

I bet the glass module (hell use the spring too) from an older style thermostat (for home heating / AC) would be cool.

It's a sealed glass vial mounted on a spring, filled with mercury.

easy to find, cheap and already sealed.

Just hook up a coil, attach a magnetic bar and presto!
I have 8 of those. Will try. There really isnt much hg in there though.
 

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well your only shining a 2mm beam of light on it, so quivering it should make a cool effect.
 

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Okay, so the switch did contain too little hg to have any interesting effect, so i just took a video of the laser reflecting off the jar. The beam is a little bit distorted because of the thick glass.

YouTube - Laser Reflections
This was done on the projector for one of the first laser shows, LOVELIGHT after one of the scan heads, the beam reflected into a mercury pool, that was mounted on a galvo shaker.

Steve
 




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