Plasma Lamp

This is a short video I made of a $30 plasma lamp I purchased on eBay. I something similar growing up but it was spherical. This once is a cylinder that is compressed in the center. You can buy one here. However, after owning it for about two months, I can tell the tube is…

Google Glass

…here I come! I know I’m well overdue for a meaningful update but this is more fun. A few weeks ago I entered in the #glassexplorers program via Twitter and a few days ago Project Glass contacted me letting me know that I would be one of the early beta testers. Sweet! That left me…

Omnichrome HeCd 356 Laser

I found an old Omnichrome Helium Cadmium laser on eBay a few months ago and had to have a look at it. HeCd lasers are used to produce UV light and generally output only a few mW of power. Sadly, this laser was broken and never fired. I don’t have the tools to properly investigate the cause…

Philips Hue (Review)

I’m a gadget guy – I hope that isn’t a shock to anyone. When I saw that Philips (or Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. as no one calls them) was releasing iPhone controlled LED lights I knew I had to have them. There was just one non-obvious problem; I live in the middle of nowhere. You…