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Topic: Pop Haydn Teleportation Device?
Message: Posted by: leomagnus (Mar 6, 2012 02:52PM)
Anyone know where I could purchase one of these?

Thanks.

-Leo
Message: Posted by: Aaron Smith Magic (Mar 7, 2012 12:16PM)
I do not think they are being made right now. You could try contacting Whit directly, I'm sure he would be happy to give you any info.. He's a really nice guy.
Message: Posted by: Tony Thomas (Mar 8, 2012 06:01AM)
It wasn't too long ago that Don Stachowiak was making these with Whits permission. Send him an email, maybe he is still able to make you one. His email is dstachowiak@cablespeed.com.
Message: Posted by: Tony Thomas (Mar 8, 2012 06:07AM)
Don was from Baltimore MD and part do the Café, BTW. His username is dstachowiak. I bought one several years back from Hocus Pocus, but I doubt they are still available...
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Mar 8, 2012 12:36PM)
The devices are no longer available. Most people really wanted to design their own to fit their acts, whether steampunk, 50's retro, 30's Buck Rogers, alien or futuristic--and I think that is the way to go.

The device is easy to build, I am not an electronics hobbiest, but was able to solder the first one together from the pieces of a toy raygun. The device can be built for under $50.

I now sell the complete performance rights, including television, plus a DVD with a performance and fully detailed video instructions, and a CD with a rough wiring diagram and photos of the inside and outside of a number of different styles of devices.

Here are some photos of some wonderful devices(you must be logged into Facebook to see them):

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150116737688460.285043.757018459&type=3

The two discs and performance rights are available for $50 at Paypal, to pop@pophaydn.com

It is a lot of fun to perform. Here is a clip of the routine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usedWvB5ibc&feature=g-upl&context=G28c5794AUAAAAAAAWAA

And here is a clip of my first test of the device, from 1981:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_iPd5AibiE&feature=g-upl&context=G204afb6AUAAAAAAACAA

The device can be made easily by any electronics hobbiest, possession of the two discs gives you the right to have as many devices made for your own use as you would want. I suggest having someone local make one that suits your character and act, that way you have more control over how you want it to look and perform.
Message: Posted by: leomagnus (Mar 8, 2012 03:16PM)
[quote]
On 2012-03-08 13:36, Pop Haydn wrote:
The devices are no longer available. Most people really wanted to design their own to fit their acts, whether steampunk, 50's retro, 30's Buck Rogers, alien or futuristic--and I think that is the way to go.

The device is easy to build, I am not an electronics hobbiest, but was able to solder the first one together from the pieces of a toy raygun. The device can be built for under $50.

I now sell the complete performance rights, including television, plus a DVD with a performance and fully detailed video instructions, and a CD with a rough wiring diagram and photos of the inside and outside of a number of different styles of devices.

Here are some photos of some wonderful devices(you must be logged into Facebook to see them):

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150116737688460.285043.757018459&type=3

The two discs and performance rights are available for $50 at Paypal, to pop@pophaydn.com

It is a lot of fun to perform. Here is a clip of the routine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usedWvB5ibc&feature=g-upl&context=G28c5794AUAAAAAAAWAA

And here is a clip of my first test of the device, from 1981:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_iPd5AibiE&feature=g-upl&context=G204afb6AUAAAAAAACAA

The device can be made easily by any electronics hobbiest, possession of the two discs gives you the right to have as many devices made for your own use as you would want. I suggest having someone local make one that suits your character and act, that way you have more control over how you want it to look and perform.
[/quote]

Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely be buying the dvd's soon!
Cheers!

-Leo
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Mar 8, 2012 07:07PM)
If you don't want to mess with a lemon, and want a signed bill, use a Bill Tube for the revelation.
Message: Posted by: Tony Thomas (Mar 8, 2012 07:20PM)
$50 is a bargain!!!!
Message: Posted by: randirain (Mar 8, 2012 07:58PM)
I have built them for people before.
Mine have a theremin knob on it to make crazy sounds.

My idea was to do one teleporation with a mismade bill as the outcome.
Like it was the problem that the movie 'The Fly' had, things being turned inside out.
Feel free to use that everyone.

Randi
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Mar 8, 2012 09:12PM)
Please remember the creator, folks. If you build a teleportation device for the bill to egg, lemon, etc., the person that is going to use it needs to own the performance rights. It is only $50. I appreciate support for the originator. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: randirain (Mar 8, 2012 10:49PM)
[quote]
On 2012-03-08 22:12, Pop Haydn wrote:
Please remember the creator, folks. If you build a teleportation device for the bill to egg, lemon, etc., the person that is going to use it needs to own the performance rights. It is only $50. I appreciate support for the originator. Thanks.
[/quote]
Yes! Yes! Here! Here!
Please note that I do not perform this. I just build props for people.
The people who I have built them for are well aware of the creator and performance rights.


But here is one I made...
[img]http://www.wonders.randirain.com/media/gallery/remote.jpg[/img]

The stem comes off so you can pack it up, and it has the theremin in it.

Randi
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Mar 8, 2012 11:13PM)
Very cool! Are you willing to build them for people? I get a lot of requests for builders...
Message: Posted by: randirain (Mar 9, 2012 01:58AM)
[quote]
On 2012-03-09 00:13, Pop Haydn wrote:
Very cool! Are you willing to build them for people? I get a lot of requests for builders...
[/quote]

Sure, if they have money... it's what I do.

Randi
Message: Posted by: Beowulf (Mar 9, 2012 03:33PM)
So I'll ask: how much money we talking about?
Message: Posted by: randirain (Mar 9, 2012 03:58PM)
[quote]
On 2012-03-09 16:33, Beowulf wrote:
So I'll ask: how much money we talking about?
[/quote]
Depends on what you want...

The one in the picture... you're looking at a few hundred.
But, that one comes apart, has LEDs, a buzzer, and a theremin in it with an amp, and is VERY loud.

Randi
Message: Posted by: Beowulf (Mar 9, 2012 04:04PM)
Thank you, Ma'am. It does look great.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Mar 12, 2012 01:21PM)
It is a beautiful device. I posted the photo on my facebook page. Thanks, Randi!
Message: Posted by: randirain (Mar 12, 2012 05:48PM)
Thanks Pop.

There is one more that I made, but if I showed a picture everyone would say that looks like crap.
They would also be right. It's supposed to look like crap.
It's supposed to look like some crazy person made it in their garage.
Which is exactly what happened, but that's beside the point.
It actually looks really cool, if you know it's supposed to be tarnished brass and sloppy soldered edges.

Randi
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Mar 12, 2012 07:32PM)
I'd like to see it.
Message: Posted by: randirain (Mar 13, 2012 02:19AM)
I can't even find a picture of it.
It was uglier than homemade soap. Not sure if I even took a picture.
But I can tell you how I made it.

I used brass hobby sheets and cut out five sides for a rectangle box.
I used a plumbers torch and plumbing solder to solder the pieces together.
I let the flame patina the brass and went heavy on the solder.
A piece of brass tubing was soldered on the top for the antenna part.
Then I used a piece of plywood for the front, but I distressed it and stained it dark.
The same knobs in the pic above were used.

The center knob turns a potentiometer that controls the electricity to a very basic transistor/capacitor tone generator circuit.
Which is basically what a theremin is.
Turning the knob makes the different noises, like tuning an old radio.
Even moving your hands around in different positions and pushing buttons not even connected to the circuit change the frequency.
It's a very weird thing. Very fun to play with.

I would love to do this routine.
I am just way to lazy to change my act, and I already have enough stuff to add if I ever did.
I would like to do it, just to use the line from one of the Simpsons Tree House of Horror episodes.
When Mr Burns was building a Frankenstein Homer Robot, his line was...
"That fellow at Radio Shack said I was mad... well who's mad now?"

Randi
Message: Posted by: Devious (Mar 13, 2012 02:26AM)
I'm very much looking forward to what comes out, of this collaboration.
[b]"The Rain Pop Wonders"[/b]
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Mar 13, 2012 12:49PM)
I know how you feel, Randi...Tesla always said I was a crackpot. Who's in the 21st Century and who is not?
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Mar 13, 2012 06:55PM)
Here is one I just finished for a customer. He requested that it have a WW2 military look.

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03425.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03424.jpg[/img]


Nick
Message: Posted by: randirain (Mar 13, 2012 06:58PM)
I think you succeeded... nice job.
Message: Posted by: Devious (Mar 13, 2012 07:35PM)
@Nick Wenger, that's just marvelous, but what can it do?
How much did it cost our government as well?

Your device looks absolutely marvelous.
p.s. All government assests require a Serial Number Stamp.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Mar 13, 2012 08:19PM)
Beautiful, Nick! I love it! I want one!
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Mar 13, 2012 08:21PM)
[quote]
On 2012-03-13 20:35, Devious wrote:
p.s. All government assests require a Serial Number Stamp.
[/quote]

Not secret government projects ;)
Message: Posted by: Devious (Mar 13, 2012 08:40PM)
[i]Comment Removed U.S. Government[/i]
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Mar 13, 2012 09:14PM)
Devious:: What can it do? It is a teleportation device. You could teleport plastique into Hitler's stomach if you wanted to...
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Mar 13, 2012 09:58PM)
Thanks for the nice comments!

[quote]
Pop Haydn wrote:
Beautiful, Nick! I love it! I want one!

I can build you one, as long as you have the performance rights.

Thanks,
Nick
Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (Mar 13, 2012 11:20PM)
[quote]
On 2012-03-13 22:58, remote guy wrote:
Thanks for the nice comments!

[quote]
Pop Haydn wrote:
Beautiful, Nick! I love it! I want one!

I can build you one, as long as you have the performance rights.

Thanks,
Nick
[/quote]

LOL!
Message: Posted by: Aaron Smith Magic (Mar 13, 2012 11:44PM)
[quote]
On 2012-03-13 22:58, remote guy wrote:
I can build you one, as long as you have the performance rights.
Thanks,
Nick
[/quote]

Brilliant! Funniest thing I've read on here in a while.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Mar 14, 2012 02:33AM)
:D
Message: Posted by: Zombie Magic (Mar 14, 2012 04:58PM)
[quote]
On 2012-03-08 23:49, randirain wrote:
[quote]
On 2012-03-08 22:12, Pop Haydn wrote:
Please remember the creator, folks. If you build a teleportation device for the bill to egg, lemon, etc., the person that is going to use it needs to own the performance rights. It is only $50. I appreciate support for the originator. Thanks.
[/quote]
Yes! Yes! Here! Here!
Please note that I do not perform this. I just build props for people.
The people who I have built them for are well aware of the creator and performance rights.


But here is one I made...
[img]http://www.wonders.randirain.com/media/gallery/remote.jpg[/img]

The stem comes off so you can pack it up, and it has the theremin in it.

Randi
[/quote]

Randi, that fantastic work.
Message: Posted by: rbattle (Mar 18, 2012 08:06PM)
Terrible trick. Why would anyone want one? I have 2

Robert
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Mar 20, 2012 04:54PM)
Yes, Robert. Tell everyone how bad it is...I'm using it still, too. BTW, folks, I am up again this year for "Stage Magician of the Year" at the Magic Castle, and for my performance of the T-Device.
Message: Posted by: dduane (Mar 21, 2012 09:31PM)
Pop - I saw you perform with the T-Device a couple of years ago. It was awesome - very entertaining!
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Mar 22, 2012 05:37PM)
Thanks!
Message: Posted by: billappleton (Mar 26, 2012 11:18AM)
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/03/opinion-randi-magic-scientists/

Nice article in Wired with a picture of Pop and the Teleportation Device.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Mar 27, 2012 10:45AM)
That was a nice article by Randi.
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Apr 17, 2012 01:59PM)
Newest one I just completed.

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03471.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03470.jpg[/img]


Nick
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Apr 17, 2012 08:21PM)
Great work as per usual Nick.
Message: Posted by: randirain (Apr 17, 2012 10:29PM)
Yeah, that is cool.

Can I suggest you patina it up a little?

Looks a little clean.

But cool!!!
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Apr 18, 2012 01:38AM)
Thanks for the nice comments!

[quote]
On 2012-04-17 23:29, randirain wrote:
Yeah, that is cool.

Can I suggest you patina it up a little?

Hi Randi,

Thanks for the suggestion.



Nick
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Apr 20, 2012 01:33PM)
Great job, Nick! I love this one!
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Apr 20, 2012 04:52PM)
Thanks Whit!


Nick
Message: Posted by: Tony Thomas (Apr 22, 2012 07:11PM)
Great design Nick.
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Apr 29, 2012 09:42PM)
New one made from Maple Ambrosia.


[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03493.jpg[/img]


[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03494.jpg[/img]


Nick
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Apr 30, 2012 01:32AM)
Very thin! Should pack nice. Thanks, Nick! Excellent!
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Apr 30, 2012 07:12PM)
That's awesome!!!
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Apr 30, 2012 10:05PM)
Thanks Guys!

Nick
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Jun 4, 2012 06:51PM)
Two more that I just completed.

A very compact 4.5" x 5.5" by only 1" thick.

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03544.jpg[/img]


This one is a TD with a R/C Lie Detector and many other features.

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03548.jpg[/img]


Nick
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Jun 4, 2012 07:43PM)
Great work Nick. The second one looks like something Doc Brown from Back to the Future would have invented.
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Jun 4, 2012 08:16PM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-04 20:43, Wizard of Oz wrote:
Great work Nick. The second one looks like something Doc Brown from Back to the Future would have invented

Thanks!

That's what the customer wanted, " A science project that got out of hand"


Nick
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Jun 14, 2012 06:51PM)
One More.

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03567.jpg[/img]

Nick
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Jun 14, 2012 07:06PM)
You're batting 1,000. This one's primo as well.
Message: Posted by: Motley Mage (Jun 15, 2012 09:23AM)
Remote Guy/Nick, these are awesome. I am a fan of both science fiction in general and outrageous Steampunk variations, and you,have it all. I especially like the "science project" for its style and deliberate excess.

@Bill Appleton: Thanks for the links to the Randi article with Pop's photo. Long time fan of both gentlemen, especially Pop's smooth style and Randi's work as both magician and debunker.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jun 15, 2012 05:48PM)
Nick:

Those are fantastic! Really love your work!

Here is the most recent video of the Telportation Device routine at the Magic Castle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vk9F7NuZdE&list=PLBAC0B960C21FF60A&index=1&feature=plcp
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Jun 15, 2012 08:20PM)
Always great to watch you Pop. A style as smooth as silk.
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Jun 15, 2012 08:26PM)
Thanks Guys!

Hey Pop,

I never get tired of watching your routine. It's a Classic!


Thanks,
Nick
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jun 17, 2012 01:43AM)
Thanks, guys! It is a lot of fun to do...
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (Jun 18, 2012 07:45AM)
And a lot of fun to watch (again) - thanks, Pop!
Jim,
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jun 18, 2012 01:10PM)
My pleasure. It is so fun to see so many clever directions the box has taken. I would love to see some video of what people are doing with the routine.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (Jun 18, 2012 02:40PM)
I would enjoy that also. After procrastinating for who knows what reason, I finally decided to get the box and try this wonderful routine. Unfortunately, the person who was making them quit doing so. I have an extra class ham license and am pretty good with electronics. Maybe I should quit being lazy and build my own. Do you sell rights to the routine?

Jim
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jun 18, 2012 08:53PM)
Yes, of course. Send $50 to Paypal. (pop@pophaydn.com) I grant all performance rights, including television, and the right to build as many t-devices as you want for your own use. Included are a CD?DVD set. The DVD contains step by step instructions for the routine, and a live performance. The CD has a crude wiring diagram, and photos inside and out of several different devices. There are also more recent videos of me performing the entire routine on youtube. The performance rights include all the patter and bits of business. With your experience, you should be able to build a dynomite device with all kinds of improvements.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (Jun 19, 2012 08:30AM)
You are on, Pop, the funds are on their way! Thanks for making this available.

Jim
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jun 19, 2012 02:43PM)
Thank you, Jim! I know you will have fun with it. Let me know how it comes out.
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Jun 19, 2012 07:23PM)
Boy, it would sure be nice if all magic transactions were this above board. What a pleasure it is to witness magic commerce done right.
Message: Posted by: Matthew Jones (Jun 27, 2012 02:41AM)
@remote guy, I want the Flux Capacitor T-Device Schematics ;) I'll be buying the rights soon and if you could send me those Schematics once I get the Performance Rights I'd be forever grateful, I've got this piece that would be perfect for that type of T-Device.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (Jun 27, 2012 09:37PM)
[quote]
On 2012-06-19 20:23, Wizard of Oz wrote:
Boy, it would sure be nice if all magic transactions were this above board. What a pleasure it is to witness magic commerce done right.
[/quote]

It has been just as good as you think, Oz! Pop is the real thing, and I have my purchase in hand. I am so humbled by the professionalism of this routine - it is a pro worker in every sense! I would recommend this to anyone willing to give it the care and practice it deserves. One of the best, most thorough explanations I have had the pleasure to watch. And, now, off I go to work on adding it to my shows...

Thanks, Pop!

Jim
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Jun 28, 2012 08:22PM)
It's a great thing to witness Jim. Maybe it all comes down to Otis Redding's lyric: R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (Jun 28, 2012 09:28PM)
Cool...
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Jul 3, 2012 05:06PM)
Newest one made from a Nintendo Wii controller.

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03574.jpg[/img]


Nick
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Jul 3, 2012 07:42PM)
Out of the box thinking Nick! This would definitely resonate with gamers...I like it.
Message: Posted by: WalkerMagic (Jul 3, 2012 07:52PM)
[quote]
On 2012-07-03 18:06, remote guy wrote:
Newest one made from a Nintendo Wii controller.

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03574.jpg[/img]


Nick
[/quote]
Very cool looking!
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Jul 3, 2012 09:01PM)
Thanks guys!

[quote]
On 2012-07-03 20:42, Wizard of Oz wrote:
Out of the box thinking Nick! This would definitely resonate with gamers...I like it.
[/quote]

I can't take credit for the idea of the Wii controller, it was the customers.

Thanks,
Nick
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Jul 4, 2012 10:28AM)
OK. But I'll still take credit for my compliment. ;)
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jul 4, 2012 10:16PM)
Very cool device. I would love to see the presentation.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (Jul 5, 2012 09:52AM)
Nice idea- was it difficult to get all the "stuff" in??
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Jul 5, 2012 11:28AM)
[quote]
On 2012-07-05 10:52, Mr. Mystoffelees wrote:
Nice idea- was it difficult to get all the "stuff" in??
[/quote]

It took quite a bit of machining on my milling machine.


Nick
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jul 5, 2012 12:41PM)
This is the first "consumer model" I have seen...


Here is a collection of T-Devices by a variety of designers:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150116737688460.285043.757018459&type=3
Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (Jul 5, 2012 01:40PM)
Pop,

Did you ever think back in the day that your prop for this routine would be such a hit where so many folks are creating there own designs of it? Wonderful!
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jul 5, 2012 03:43PM)
I built the first device in 1981, but the routine was first shown in public in 1984, and no, I didn't even think of selling it. I was working comedy clubs mostly at that time. I really enjoyed having fifteen minutes of something so different and funny, but with a strong effect.

It seemed too idiosyncratic to be popular. But we put it out finally in 1994 and sold out. We put it out later with Hocuc-Pocus in a limited run and sold out. But after that, I thought it would be better for people just to design and build their own. Much easier to fit a box into someone else's act that way.

But I am very happy to see all the amazing creativity that people have brought to the idea.
Message: Posted by: Chrishue (Jul 7, 2012 01:27AM)
The Nintendo Wii controller TD looks awesome!
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jul 10, 2012 09:19PM)
Here is a new video of the T-Device taken in May in Hollywood at "Diamond Lil's Gold Rush Follies":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_s-WCj7Uzs
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jul 10, 2012 09:54PM)
Pop Haydn, excellent routine and presentation, as we all come to know you do so well!
Message: Posted by: john wills (Jul 11, 2012 08:14AM)
WoooooooooW Pop, G R E A T ! ! !
Message: Posted by: Motley Mage (Jul 11, 2012 08:55AM)
Pop, I've said it before--you are AMAZING! A joy to watch, both the magic and the showmanship.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (Jul 11, 2012 10:28AM)
Wonderful routine! Totally!!

Jim
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jul 11, 2012 02:39PM)
Thanks, everyone. It is a really fun routine to perform...and it kills fifteen minutes!
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Jul 11, 2012 07:48PM)
Beautiful Pop. Just when I thought you couldn't get better...you get better.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jul 12, 2012 01:17PM)
Oh, at 63 I am still a "work in progress." ;)
Message: Posted by: billappleton (Jul 12, 2012 01:52PM)
Insanely great on multiple levels. I like the way the routine builds.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jul 12, 2012 04:23PM)
Thanks. I did the routine differently until 2005 when I started to do the Pop Haydn character. It has taken me about seven years to get it where I want it to be for Pop. I am pretty satisfied with it now.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jul 12, 2012 04:28PM)
Pop Haydn, you are a Character, that is for sure! You are the best showman around.
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Nov 13, 2012 01:52PM)
Here are two Haydn Teleportation Devices I finished recently.

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03726.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03640.jpg[/img]



Nick
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Nov 13, 2012 07:12PM)
These are now my two new favorites or these devices. You keep getting better and better.
I'm sending you a PM. I have a question...
Message: Posted by: Torque75 (Nov 14, 2012 04:51AM)
Great routine - love the character you portray. I'll be buying the rights to this one.
Message: Posted by: mjanes (Dec 8, 2012 02:11PM)
For what it is worth, I'll share a capsule summary of a note I sent to Pop some time ago after performing this entertaining masterpiece enough times to feel ready to really begin studying it deeply.
I encourage all who appreciate the high art and nuance of this routine to set aside time to view, one after the other, two videos: first, the original instructional video which Pop sends with the rights to this routine. It was filmed early in the life of the Teleportation Device. Ever young, Whit Haydn was not yet Pop Haydn. The routine was, and remains, charming and filled with foolery and fun. Next view one of the more recent videos of Pop performing this routine; in fact, view as many as you can: each is unique, with laughter, lines, hesitations, the raise of an eyebrow, a smirk, gesture and movement, mock seriousness, general playfulness...

Here is the point: by comparing performer/performance "back then" and today's renditions, you will see deeply into what makes this, or any, routine mature beyond good to great. To me, this was an invaluable exercise in paying attention to the hallmark traits and techniques of performing magic--- acting, and making the little details and simple elements become magnificent pieces of master performance, as much as we can, through attention, understanding, and then, of course, countless hours of hard but rewarding practice. Pay particular attention to how Pop fills in the spaces, uses his time, crafts the flow. Like Victor Borge, he does not merely play the notes or grind through the mechanics. He creates something marvelous, ticklish, and devilish --- scoundrel that he is --- that takes us, his audience, to a place of joy and mystery.

By comparing the early video with the contemporary, we begin to see what decades of experience, insight, and creativity add. This is, to me, highly instructive and really valuable.
Doing so is paying our dues, not in dollars but in hours.
It is inspiring.

It's how we earn our chops!
Message: Posted by: mjanes (Dec 8, 2012 02:18PM)
Afterthought: it's also how we honor our forebears and all that they have passed on to us, and through us, for the benefit of our audiences.
Message: Posted by: WhoDeanie (Dec 10, 2012 01:32PM)
I have the DVD/performance rights but have yet to put this thing together. Where is the best place to order the electronics? For instance, I couldn't seem to find a comparable antennae at Radio Shack.

BTW, I really love the look of the two above teleportation devices. Very Nice!
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Dec 10, 2012 07:17PM)
You should really get Nick Wenger (remoteguy) to make you one. He's an artist as you can see above, and will give you something beautiful and reliable.
Ask him for a quote...he'll make one to your specifications and design. Awesome to deal with too.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Dec 12, 2012 02:57PM)
You will have to manufacture the antenna. It is made from a male phono plug, a tube of brass, some wire, an alligator clip, and some nichrome wire.

There are only two circuits, one for sound and lights, and you can use any setup for that--my first was taken from a child's toy raygun--and one for the heating element.

Any modestly experienced electronics hobbyist should have no trouble. It is better to have it made if you are not proficient with a soldering gun and don't have much experience building electronic devices.
Message: Posted by: Sealegs (Dec 12, 2012 04:52PM)
Pop's teleportation device routine is great. But for me the brilliant part of this routine isn't so much the 'teleportation device' itself as it is the construction of the routine. I realise of course that the device provides the framing for the effect and it is certainly a great theatrical ploy but I see it as being an excellent and inventive piece of window dressing as compared to the magnificent scaffolding on which the routine is fundamentally built.

The torn corner with the note found impossibly in the lemon is normally the end point for most magic acts... But Pop has made this just the start of the routine! The pointing out to the audience that they haven't considered some possibilities by which a magician might achieve such an apparent miracle... and doing it in a way that sounds credible while (given the handling) is patently ridiculous is a great set up for the even more, and previously unimagined, impossible 'signed' note to yet even more impossible location. There's all manner of ways this could have been done that wouldn't have produced the end result that Pop's routine creates.

The use of one miraculous effect, not to finish a show.... but to enhance, make better and destroy the audience with what is essentially the same effect repeated (but made even better) is just so well thought out. The second phase of this routine takes on a completely different, more pointed, significance. Never mind the all of the marvellous and inventive window dressing.... this (for me) is where the outstanding brilliance lies within this routine.

I certainly don't mean to rain on anyones parade regarding the delightful and interesting looking versions of the 'teleportation device' that have been displayed within this thread. They truly all look great... and the prop within the routine obviously serves a keystone function. It's just that this, for me, is not where the joy and brilliance of this particular piece of magical routining fundamentally lies.

I sometimes think we magicians can get caught up with the props we are using and in doing so we can inadvertently by default end up unwittingly undervaluing what really drives and makes an effect work. The performer (of course) and the routining.

If I was to ever include a bill to impossible location effect within my act the first thing I would do is that send Pop the cash for his routine.... not because I would perform it (the teleportation device just wouldn't suit me) but because the structuring of the effect and making it 'more' impossible in the finely balanced way that is within this routine is, on it's own, something I would want to include and something well worth paying for.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Dec 12, 2012 05:15PM)
Thank you, Neal. I appreciate that a lot. I think designing routines for the maximum impact is very important. Then I start working on the presentation and comedic aspects. Sometimes the character has to stretch in some ways to fit a new routine that the performer wants to do.

Don't let your character determine what magic you can do...change the character if possible. We get to write our own characters, and sometimes we are much too rigid, and don't let our own peculiarities, tastes and "eclectic loves" inform and stretch our characters.

But you are absolutely right to choose the strong method over any particular presentation.
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Dec 12, 2012 08:38PM)
Well-said Sealegs, and I'm 100% on board.

My infatuation with the prop is just that it's so darn cool, and offers so many possibilities with back stories and set up. Kind of like magic foreplay. I know the routine is strong on its own, and could undoubtedly work with a shoe box - especially with how Pop delivers it. I just get all goose-bumply when I think about the bling potential.
Message: Posted by: WhoDeanie (Dec 14, 2012 02:03PM)
[quote]
On 2012-12-08 15:11, mjanes wrote:
By comparing the early video with the contemporary, we begin to see what decades of experience, insight, and creativity add. This is, to me, highly instructive and really valuable.
Doing so is paying our dues, not in dollars but in hours.
It is inspiring.

[/quote]


I agree with you strongly, mjarnes. His Comedy Linking Ring Routine is much the same way. You can see where the routine has matured between the older and more recent versions. I've been working on some things that have nothing at all to do with the Teleportation Device or Whit's Linking Rings Routine and I sometimes look at an older version and a more recent version of his routines to study his evolution of the two routines in order to better understand how to evolve entirely different routines. Timing, flow, humor, facial expressions, the structure of those routines. To me, they are great models, especially when you get to compare how the routines have evolved.

I will, however, disagree with one thing Whit said recently about his Teleportation Device. He said it kills 15 minutes. No way! I've watched that routine dozens of times and never have I felt like 15 minutes were killed!<g> Treasures!
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Dec 16, 2012 01:33PM)
Thanks, Dean!
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Jan 31, 2013 02:29PM)
Just finished this TD, it's only 1.5" thick.

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03793.jpg[/img]


Interior: [img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03795.jpg[/img]

Nick
Message: Posted by: Marno (Apr 15, 2013 10:22PM)
What do the Sound and Fury signify?

;)
Message: Posted by: harbour (Apr 16, 2013 12:38AM)
I'm waiting for a flight and reading some strings and come on to this and I cannot believe the posts and the audacity of some people.
Pop Haydn created this routine. He originated it. Tested it, tweaked it, performed it, tested some more, tweaked it some more and it has evolved as his professional persona has evolved. And people have the brass %%*$() to simply make one, perform it and think they can do so without buying rights to do so.
It's amazing to me.
Quite frankly, they cannot.
It's unethical, it's wrong, and I think Pop stays attached to this string because he wants what's rightfully his.
Stealing the routine and copying the props does not make one, an brilliant, award winning magician, and certainly not one very gracious professional.
Man up (pardon me, ladies), and pay the man the $50 for perfomance rights or even one better,
Make up your own routine.
Make up your own unique character.
Develop your own performance-
Test it.
Perform it.
Tweak it.
Perform it, again,
and repeat for 15 to twenty years
You'll be a better professional and original!
Message: Posted by: harbour (Apr 16, 2013 12:41AM)
Further, If you think this routine, is all about the prop, you're not perfoming the effect.
It's "so cool" as someone wrote, because Pop made it cool.
I'm boarding my flight-
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Apr 16, 2013 12:49PM)
[quote]
On 2013-04-16 01:38, harbour wrote:
I'm waiting for a flight and reading some strings and come on to this and I cannot believe the posts and the audacity of some people.
Pop Haydn created this routine. He originated it. Tested it, tweaked it, performed it, tested some more, tweaked it some more and it has evolved as his professional persona has evolved. And people have the brass %%*$() to simply make one, perform it and think they can do so without buying rights to do so.
It's amazing to me.
Quite frankly, they cannot.
It's unethical, it's wrong, and I think Pop stays attached to this string because he wants what's rightfully his.
Stealing the routine and copying the props does not make one, an brilliant, award winning magician, and certainly not one very gracious professional.
Man up (pardon me, ladies), and pay the man the $50 for perfomance rights or even one better,
Make up your own routine.
Make up your own unique character.
Develop your own performance-
Test it.
Perform it.
Tweak it.
Perform it, again,
and repeat for 15 to twenty years
You'll be a better professional and original!


[/quote]
Every person I have built the prop for purchased the rights from Pop.

Nick
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Apr 16, 2013 12:50PM)
[quote]
On 2013-04-15 23:22, Marno wrote:
What do the Sound and Fury signify?

;)
[/quote]

It was what the customer requested.

Nick
Message: Posted by: Woland (Apr 17, 2013 03:23PM)
Funny, I thought it signified nothing.
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Apr 17, 2013 08:09PM)
Pay no attention to Woland's Shakespeare jab Nick, it's another beautiful piece. Someday one of those will be mine. (And yes harbour, I will buy the rights first. Pop deserves that and more).
Message: Posted by: Woland (Apr 18, 2013 06:21AM)
No jab at the piece, just commenting on the customer's [I]Faulknerian[/] allusion. I think these devices are lovely, and I'm at the point of ordering the plans for one myself . . . .
Message: Posted by: RyanDicharry (Apr 20, 2013 08:26AM)
Remote guy,

Can you PM me with your current prices?

Thanks,

Ryan
Message: Posted by: DougTait (May 12, 2013 04:06PM)
;) While Pop may claim to have invented the first practical teleportation device, a Mr St Clair has invented and filed a patent for a Full Body Teleportation System.

Paragraph [0010] of the patent application description will be of particular interest to stage magicians as he exposes the ancient Chinese form of breathing known as Chi Kung. Using this breathing technique, he has been able to levitate the human body over six feet in the air.
:yawn:

http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&u=/netahtml/PTO/search-adv.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&p=1&S1=20060071122
Message: Posted by: Woland (May 13, 2013 01:32PM)
Great find, Mr. Tait! Unfortunately my "Chakra Vortex Accelerator" isn't working at the moment, and I am not sure where I can find another one.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jul 29, 2013 10:25PM)
I am selling my DVD/CD on the Teleportation Device, along with my books, DVDs and magic props at my new online store at http://www.popsmagic.com
Message: Posted by: billmarq (Jul 30, 2013 05:42PM)
For those of you who have purchased the rights and wish to build your own device, Radio Shack sells a small book titled "Timer, Op Amp & Optoelectric Circuits & Projects" that has a few projects that will accomplish what the T-Device needs to do. I built a couple of the circuits on a copper plated circuit board and mounted it in a wooden cigar box. You may need to find another source for the nichrome wire and the brass tubing but Radio Shack has all the other components.

But as Pop says, if you don't know much about soldering or basic electronics, you might want to have someone else put the device together for you.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jul 30, 2013 06:56PM)
Thanks, Bill. BTW nichrome wire in different gauges is available where they sell accessories for the smokeless nicotine vapes.
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Aug 20, 2014 07:25PM)
Just finished this one:

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSCN0506_zpsd9be4ce0.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSCN0504_zpsb8e470b8.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Aug 20, 2014 07:44PM)
LOVE IT!!!
Message: Posted by: MikeDes (Aug 20, 2014 08:03PM)
Wow...that is AMAZING!
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Aug 22, 2014 07:23PM)
Thanks for the nice comments!!!

Nick
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Aug 22, 2014 09:59PM)
Wonderful, Nick! I love the H.G. Wells brass plate.
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Aug 24, 2014 09:21AM)
Thanks Pop!


Nick
Message: Posted by: RobDougherty (Aug 29, 2014 09:40AM)
I feel truly privileged to have clicked on this thread today, and it's very rare that I've said that on any forum.

Mr Haydn, having now watched a couple of versions of your routine I can only offer my sincere gratitude for the massive entertainment you have given me today, you are a performer in the truest sense of the word. I'm very new to magic and the magic world and still on my journey of discovery as both a fan and a magician and today I really felt like I learned something about magical performance. Your character is without question THE most engaging character I've ever seen, funny, authentic, charismatic and entertaining beyond belief. The routine itself captivated me from the off and the effect was beautifully delivered. Though I've only really looked into/studied coins so far this routine has inspired me to "branch out" in to other areas in the future when time and money are more accessible. Please take this as a very sincere comment: This ranks among my top 5 performances I have seen and you have earned a lifelong fan today, I will be sharing your performances with all of my friends as I know they will love it as I did. I'm actually left in two minds with regards to the potential purchase of this effect for myself, on the one hand I'd love to be able to perform it, on the other the "fan" in me doesn't want to know so that I can preserve that same sense of wonder I felt watching it for the first time. Again, thank you for creating, performing and sharing this effect.

remote guy, your craftsmanship is incredible, I love the sheer diversity you use in constructing the prop and the work itself is stunning, you are an artist.

Highest regards to both.

Rob.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Aug 29, 2014 11:49AM)
Thanks, Rob! You made my day!
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Aug 29, 2014 01:14PM)
[youtube]edKOnWddY5Y[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Aug 29, 2014 02:14PM)
Hi Rob,

Thanks for the nice comment!!!

Nick
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Aug 29, 2014 04:20PM)
From Don Simpson:

[img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10615593_10152391774643460_1535589047856817662_n.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Aug 29, 2014 09:33PM)
Love the Chicago Surprise vid...spot on as usual Pop.
Don Simpson...NICE! That is one eerie looking device.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Aug 31, 2014 09:59PM)
Https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10660293_10152394611523460_7981511263957744528_n.jpg?oh=1d72275a3bb8ef588bf9c2be47768389&oe=547798E3&__gda__=1416441333_9d3a5d11eb5c398ab2c0e3e6b8db020d
Message: Posted by: L.E.Gerdemain (Oct 19, 2014 06:39PM)
[quote]On Jun 14, 2012, remote guy wrote:
One More.

[img]http://i729.photobucket.com/albums/ww300/wizardsworkbench/DSC03567.jpg[/img]

Nick [/quote]

Hi Nick,
I recently purchased Pop's DVD for the Teleportation Device and everything regarding the routine makes complete sense to me. Most of the construction of the unit also makes sense except for the brass tube heating unit. I want to use the method you are using in this photograph and I was wondering what the silver metal object is called that is soldered to the side of the tube near the top. I know the purpose of it is to complete the circuit for the nichrome wire via the tube. In the DVD, Pop refers to it as a "pot" but what exactly is it?

Thanks,
Kevin
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Oct 19, 2014 08:43PM)
Fantastic!!!
Message: Posted by: remote guy (Oct 20, 2014 07:18AM)
Hey Kevin,

Here is what you need to purchase: http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/dub/dub139.htm

Nick
Message: Posted by: L.E.Gerdemain (Oct 20, 2014 09:07PM)
Thanks Nick. Much appreciated. I may have a couple more questions as I begin the construction of the heating element. Would you mind if I PM'd you with those questions?
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Oct 30, 2014 07:02PM)
From Dale Trueman in Sydney, Australia:

[img]http://www.popsmagic.com/uploads/7/7/6/6/7766194/665177_orig.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.popsmagic.com/uploads/7/7/6/6/7766194/6564820_orig.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.popsmagic.com/uploads/7/7/6/6/7766194/8341302_orig.jpg[/img]

Dale uses this with a playing card instead of a bill, since the Aussie bills are plastic and don't tear.

Dale says: "It took forever to get the first one happening. The spiral is on a wind up clockwork mechanism so spins slowly. The glass bit is a plasma ball and the orange wire is a theremin. Overall it ended up being heavy and a difficult shape to handle during performance so I made the second which has a plasma plate on the front and an optical theremin."
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Oct 30, 2014 09:35PM)
I absolutely love these...they look like they came straight out of some 1950's sci-fi b-movie.

Pop, are you keeping a collection of photos of these for yourself? You should. It would make a great mini-book some day...even just photos with very minimal text. And with all of the micro-publishing sites online, you could print a small quantity and I bet fans like me would snatch them up in a heartbeat.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Oct 30, 2014 11:08PM)
I keep a file on Facebook.

I really love the creative tacks people have taken. It is so exciting to see "magic" (the presentation of the impossible) presented as fake technology, alien technology, future technology, steampunk technology, comicbook technology, Buck Rogers, Fifties, etc., etc. It is so easy to create a device to suit almost any character and his time and place. Kim Silverman even made one that was Merlin "magical" with two horns that met to hold the bill, and a pass of the hand causes it to burst into flames.

A wand doesn't suit many presentations other than "magic," although a sonic screwdriver is really a magic wand...

There are worlds of the impossible out there to dissemble. Why limit ourselves to the psychic and the magikal?
Message: Posted by: MikeDes (Oct 31, 2014 07:34AM)
These are great.

Pop, is there a diffrence between the download and the DVD? Does the DVD have extra PDFs or pictures?

Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Oct 31, 2014 11:55AM)
They are the same.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Nov 11, 2014 01:36PM)
[youtube]PbIujCNjBPI[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Nov 11, 2014 08:42PM)
OMG. That is soooooooo perfect. How can't that get a reaction?

Nick's the best in the biz. Someday Pop, I'm going to purchase the rights to this routine and have Nick make me a box...the problem is...the bar is so gosh darn high, what's left to build...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R8XHrfJkeg
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Nov 12, 2014 01:10AM)
I'm sure Nick can think of something... :)
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jan 15, 2015 02:04AM)
These are the two T-Devices I am currently using. The one on the left was built by Randy Kappe. The one on the right was built by Don Stachowiak. The antennae were made by Nick Wenger.

[img]http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/c3/c6/f3/c3c6f310223775fb9dacc1133f6fac68.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: john wills (Jan 15, 2015 08:13AM)
Beautiful props.
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Jan 15, 2015 08:39PM)
Very nice!!!

Pop, I'm curious, I of course understand the need for a durable packing case, but has anyone had a case designed for them that is the same "genre" of their device, and has anyone incorporated the case in her or his act, e.g. bringing it out and opening it up...assembling the device in front of the audience. It could be pretty dramatic if played right, no?
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jan 15, 2015 09:19PM)
Could be. I used to carry them in a carpet bag. But they are much too delicate. I travel on airplanes, and need them to be safe.

On the other hand, Pop has been here in the 21st Century for 10 years now. He has no way to buy equipment from 1910, and why would he? He gets what he needs here in this century, and makes do with what he finds.
Message: Posted by: randirain (Jan 16, 2015 11:08PM)
Here is my take on the transporter.
I went way more organic. I want something that looks like a crazy person built it in their garage, because that's what really happened.
It makes the theremin sounds when turning the knob. One of the buttons cycles through the different patterns that the yellow ring lights go through.
Another button changes the resistance in the theremin for more crazier sounds.
The switch turns it on and off, and the last button sets off the glow plug... or will when I am done.
The small knob on the back is the volume for the amplifier for the theremin... it gets loud.

[img]http://www.randirain.com/work/transporter1.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.randirain.com/work/transporter2.jpg[/img]

"And that guy at Radio Shack said I was insane..."
Message: Posted by: gomerel (Jan 17, 2015 12:15AM)
Cool stuff. Not a routine I'm interested in but since I do steampunk, I love to look at the boxes.
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Jan 17, 2015 02:01AM)
Beautiful, Randi!
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Oct 7, 2018 04:09PM)
[youtube]_IDkiCQDRlc[/youtube]
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Oct 7, 2018 07:50PM)
I love the smaller device! Great thinking here.
Message: Posted by: randirain (Oct 8, 2018 04:53PM)
I've switched to the electric arc as well...
You can get them cheap here...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DC3-5V-DIY-Kit-High-Voltage-Generator-Arc-Igniter-Lighter-Kit-for-DIY-Electronic-Production-Suite/32842826544.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.11004c4ddOB4kn

Randi
Message: Posted by: UneasierQuill (Aug 11, 2019 09:29PM)
[url=https://ibb.co/PgMjqLH][img]https://i.ibb.co/HqC45S8/dev1.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=https://ibb.co/bXDk5vG][img]https://i.ibb.co/YhwxBdV/dev2.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=https://ibb.co/bWg0k5Y][img]https://i.ibb.co/3ry3nmV/dev3.jpg[/img][/url]

This is a 'hands free' unit. Working on a 2 man stage act and while I've been using Whit's routine for a long time, I wanted to make something that could be interactive for my partner and I and this is (the current - always tinkering) end result. Remote controlled with Bluetooth sound (that I only use in small venues, stage work all gets pumped through the sound system). I currently use an interactive script (think Hal from 2001) rather than bells, whistles, etc; but my earlier handheld units used old ray guns - I've come to prefer Rick and Morty portal guns for my lights and sound on hand held units.

Handheld or Stage versions all use rechargeable batteries to save expense over the long run. A variety of ignition methods. The big glass bulb on this one is removable - I mainly use it in places that prefer not to have fire uncontained.
Message: Posted by: UneasierQuill (Aug 11, 2019 09:41PM)
[img]https://i.ibb.co/c6bX4xy/66144500-2309233159342798-3993946674744524800-n.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i.ibb.co/qrh6B5C/67379091-523290815075973-405751199745179648-n.jpg[/img]

Earlier handheld units. I still use one of these when doing a solo act. The one in the image with the SBT is an early prototype, using one of the Rick and Morty portal guns mentioned earlier. I actually preferred this one because of the lights and sound but sold it in favor of a smaller unit that I use in an effort to get my entire solo show into one container. The second teleporter is my current handheld device (until it sells anyway, listed on an off Café trade board). I change them out pretty often, mainly for aesthetics or new concepts. Main point being it that I love this routine and it's always part of my show. Always grateful to Whit for sharing his script (especially at an incredibly low $15!)
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Aug 11, 2019 10:21PM)
I’ve thought about ways of doing this routine with no fire... the bulb is an interesting idea even though it’s still technically using fire. Gives me ideas.