Necessity had nothing to do with it
March 26, 2005 7:50 PM   Subscribe

Necessity has nothing to do with it. But I'm glad someone's dreaming up these things.
posted by IndigoJones (10 comments total)
he invented a boulder that croaks?

didn't pet rocks croak a while back?
posted by emdog at 8:00 PM on March 26, 2005

very cool.

(pet rocks never made noise at all, emdog--they were really just rocks--stupidest fad ever)
posted by amberglow at 8:03 PM on March 26, 2005

The Harmonic Visualizer is better known as a harmonograph.
posted by Gyan at 8:11 PM on March 26, 2005

I like the mystery box. Objects that act like they have emotions are cool.
posted by painquale at 10:10 PM on March 26, 2005

Harminium and mystery box, those I would like to own, or at least experience.
(Amber- I think emdog was making a joke. pet rocks [as a fad] died/croaked awhile back)
posted by edgeways at 11:25 PM on March 26, 2005

I want a mystery box. On my desk at work.

If it were manufactured to resemble Rincewind's Luggage, so much the better.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 12:47 AM on March 27, 2005

Very nice indeed.
posted by bdave at 2:42 AM on March 27, 2005

thanks edge
posted by emdog at 4:14 AM on March 27, 2005

Nice! Too bad he doesn't sell the scrollers anymore. that pocket one would be great. Thanks edge.
posted by yoga at 6:28 AM on March 27, 2005

Too bad color vector displays, as in his Harmonic Visualizer (or Tempest. Ahh, Tempest), are no longer available. There is an alternative technology: take the cover off a speaker exposing the cone, put a little reflective mylar on the cone, and shine a laser at the mylar. ! ! ! LAZER FLOYD ! ! ! Thanks edge. Oh, and you too, IndigoJones.
posted by Aknaton at 10:04 PM on March 27, 2005

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