A friend came across a project known as a Flame Speaker. The similarities to a Rubens Tube resonated with me and I was immediately intrigued. Some of the best information we could find about it where documented in a 1960s Popular Electronics magazine. Apparently hobbyists were making these things in their basements around the country, …read more
I realize that I never discussed an amazing aspect of A Moveable Feast: the flaming chandelier.
Syyn Labs was featured on CNN’s Next List. It’s a huge honor! You can see a short blog post here: http://whatsnext.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/15/why-syyn-labs-matters/ Watch the clips here:
I realize that after a long time of not blogging that I simply forgot to blog about finishing my Rubens Tube. Besides, I need to show the final piece in action. Sorry about that! Here are the first three blog posts about this. One, Two, Three. Step 6. Prepare the plate for the propane side. …read more
Read Parts 1 and 2, first. Step 4. Drill and tap holes in the flanges for mounting the speaker and Buna-N rubber sheet. The reasons will become clear in later steps, but I’ll just describe what holes I drilled. One flange will be welded to the tube itself, so it will have nothing but tapped …read more
Years ago I bought a 6″OD, 20ft steel tube, with the intention of making Rubens tubes out of it. I hacked off 5 feet and put together a tube. However I wasn’t really satisfied with its performance. The tube never really resonated with the notes of the music, it only would pound with the bass. …read more