A friend came across a project known as a Flame Speaker. Â The similarities to a Rubens Tube resonated with me and I was immediately intrigued. Â Some of the best information we could find about it where documented in a 1960s Popular Electronics magazine. Â Apparently hobbyists were making these things in their basements around the country, but for some reason the popularity waned and we were having trouble finding many modern implementations. Â I suppose it’s just a parlor trick anyway.
Well, we did a little brainstorming and came across a fun art project for the magical process. Â But first we needed to hit the lab and see if we can make something actually work. Â After a few iterations of testing, we arrived at this version:
Don’t worry, I’ll have more information about what our setup looked like before too long.