adamrice
adamrice

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Location: Austin TX USA
Member Since: 19th Dec 2000
Total posts: 1015
Posted:Check out this article in Wired magazine, about the vapore capillary-action pump. No moving parts, and it feeds a supply of liquid and atomizes it. Stick one (or several) of these on a small fuel bottle and you've got a replacement for a standard wick.

Could be very cool, one of these days--very little weight apart from the fuel, and in theory, you should be able to control flame size, burn time, etc, very precisely. I probably won't be experimenting with these anytime real soon, but one of these days, maybe.


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squarefish
(...trusty steed of the rodeo midget...)
Location: the state of flux
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2002
Total posts: 403
Posted:Veeery interesting, umm

another possibiltity is to have a cluster of fuel containers in a rose pattern, each one with a different fuel or coloured fuel mix in it, a small programmable controller could then give you coured flame sequences as you spin.

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Or, ubbideayou could have the controller linked to an accellerometer so that the colour of the flame changes as the velocity of the poi head increases.

Hmmm, indeedy yes



*wanders away with a dangerous glint in his eye wink, soon followed by worried people with fire extinguishers*

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Charles
Charles

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Location: Auckland
Member Since: 27th Jun 2001
Total posts: 3989
Posted:LOL at Squarefish... ubblol

Take a simple idea that will probably work, and make it so complicated that it's bound to stuff up...

(Intersting idea Adam, I look forward to seeing where this goes in other applications as well)


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MillenniuM
MillenniuM

Hyperloops suck

Member Since: 10th Jul 2003
Total posts: 595
Posted:Ugh, first our glow toys get On/Off switches, now our fire poi? What has this world come to!

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squarefish
(...trusty steed of the rodeo midget...)
Location: the state of flux
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2002
Total posts: 403
Posted:Really Charles,
things rarely "stuff up" in my exprience, they just explode in your face eek biggrin Thats why crowds love us; lots of skill and lots of sexy dangerous FIRE

Besides if things weren't made more complex or if we were afraid of stuffing things up, we'd still be wearing furs and poking at fires with sticks, instead of spinning it 'round our heads like the crazed pyromaniac monkeys that we are.... weavesmiley

(FIREFIREFIRE)


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