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From Dale Trueman in Sydney, Australia:

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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."
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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.
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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?
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These are great.

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

Thanks.
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They are the same.
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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
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I'm sure Nick can think of something... Smile
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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.

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Beautiful props.
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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?
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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.
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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.

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"And that guy at Radio Shack said I was insane..."
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Cool stuff. Not a routine I'm interested in but since I do steampunk, I love to look at the boxes.
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Beautiful, Randi!
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I love the smaller device! Great thinking here.
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I've switched to the electric arc as well...
You can get them cheap here...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DC3-5V-D......4ddOB4kn

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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.
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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!)
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