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"Best..Menorah...Ever"
January 19, 2011 8:53 PM   Subscribe

"I was daydreaming in class about who knows what, when I thought of my fire poofer project...I tried to think of ways I could apply a fireball shooter to things in ways that would be pretty awesome. I thought of using a microcontroller to sync the fire to the beat of music - now that would be pretty cool, and the patterns would always be different, so it wouldn't get as boring as fast. Then I thought of the game Guitar Hero." High school student Chris Marion hacks a guitar controller and builds FireHero. Facemelting ensues.
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posted by Scattercat at 8:59 PM on January 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's moderately awesome. It's sort of a shame that he wasn't able to control the flames via the controller, but still impressive.

It also looks like some strange pagan rite dedicated to a basketball hoop.
posted by codacorolla at 8:59 PM on January 19, 2011


Mount it to the back of this car and sync it to the in-dash stereo and then you might have something.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:02 PM on January 19, 2011


My wife: "This is why nerds are awesome. We have weird ideas and then we build shit and set it on fire."
posted by Scattercat at 9:09 PM on January 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Best. Menorah. Ever.
posted by Frank Grimes at 9:10 PM on January 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


Awww, crap. Just saw your title.
posted by Frank Grimes at 9:10 PM on January 19, 2011


No problem, Grimey.
posted by anarch at 9:12 PM on January 19, 2011


That is one badass menorah.

"And the dreidl
will rock
yes the dreidl
dreidl will rock
And I say
rawk on"
posted by Eideteker at 9:15 PM on January 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Next step -- real guitar via Roland guit synth pickup, and 21 flames, 1 for each fret.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:20 PM on January 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


needs to team up with the folks that made dance dance immolation.
posted by gnutron at 9:31 PM on January 19, 2011


There may be one or two pandas suffering for this one too. Sorry. It'd be one or two war pigs suffering.
posted by kneecapped at 9:37 PM on January 19, 2011


I wanted an encore so I held up my lighter.

The band just laughed at me.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:38 PM on January 19, 2011


Not as good as Flaming Simon

I was at that party in bklyn 2001: Fear is NEVER BORING
posted by lalochezia at 9:46 PM on January 19, 2011


Someone has to show this kid a Ruben's Tube.
posted by mrzarquon at 10:06 PM on January 19, 2011


mrzarquon, he knows about ruben's tubes and mentions them in his build description. While it doesn't light up during the songs, you can see his tube in the videos - a horizontal pipe right in front of the big tank.
posted by mrgoldenbrown at 10:23 PM on January 19, 2011


gnutron: I'm pretty sure he got some advice from the folks who build DDI.
posted by pombe at 10:39 PM on January 19, 2011


THAT WAS AWESOMMMMMME!!!

And I have none of the equipment needed to do something similar. Have to figure out something new.
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out at 10:51 PM on January 19, 2011


Ah, I didn't get down that far in his post about it before I ran off to look at videos of Ruben's tubes.
posted by mrzarquon at 10:51 PM on January 19, 2011


Needs more death metal.

Sorry, AC/DC doesn't really measure up to the amount of metal required for that bad ass of a setup. Ozzy gets a pass for being a founder but its still pretty weak.
posted by AndrewKemendo at 12:20 AM on January 20, 2011


When Weta Workshop prepares for Peter Jackson's remake of Le P├ętomane...
posted by Devonian at 12:41 AM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Black Sabbath, fire and Guitar Hero? That's like combining peanut butter, chocolate and crack for me.

Also, this should be a required peripheral for Guitar Hero: Rammstein.
posted by slimepuppy at 2:33 AM on January 20, 2011


An' it stinks so bad the stones been chokin'
'N weepin' greenish drops
In the room where the giant fire puffer works
'N the torture never stops

posted by Splunge at 3:12 AM on January 20, 2011


Jimi Hendrix looked down upon what he created and saw that it was good.
posted by Sailormom at 4:56 AM on January 20, 2011


This dude's rockin' is good, but I still prefer Iroh's early work.
posted by Greg Nog at 5:07 AM on January 20, 2011


Next step -- real guitar via Roland guit synth pickup, and 21 flames, 1 for each fret.

Could someone please turn on the asavage beacon? Because this really needs to happen.
posted by bmarkey at 8:26 AM on January 20, 2011


I'd like to see it installed in the Jet powered VW.
posted by zippy at 10:08 AM on January 20, 2011


Local teen burns down house with homemade fireball-guitar contraption. Parents furious. Full story at 11.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 10:29 AM on January 20, 2011


This is pretty gosh darn cool guys! In fact it is so cool that a friend of a friend made something very similar for Burning Man 2010, lots of random people came through and played it and thought it was totally awesome!
posted by kaytwo at 12:28 PM on January 21, 2011


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