February 2, 2008 2:32 PM   Subscribe

Spark, Bang, Buzz is a site (well, two sites, one at earthlink, and the other at dedicated to dangerous and awesome science. Can you charge a refridgerator with propane? Make an air cannon! Flame triodes ! And, of course, as the author notes, "There is a great deal of satisfaction in the idea of having built your own laser".
posted by boo_radley (6 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Mandatory warning: There's a whole lot of "And you may die" in here.

Good stuff. Jon Singer, one of my favorite mads, has a very good page on his research on TEA/Nitrogen lasers.
posted by eriko at 3:24 PM on February 2, 2008

I want my next guitar amp to built entirely with flame triodes.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 4:33 PM on February 2, 2008

Don't make an air cannon unless you're on really, really good terms with the local police. Trust me.

And definitely don't fire it less than a month after a major terrorist attack. They hate that sort of thing.
posted by backseatpilot at 4:58 PM on February 2, 2008

With this link I can finally show them. I'll show them all!!
posted by DU at 5:09 PM on February 2, 2008

SBB has been on my bookmark list for a long time, though I haven't been in the habit of visiting and hadn't seen the TEA laser. Definitely a MAKE: magazine kind of guy.
posted by localroger at 5:26 PM on February 2, 2008

Very cool.
posted by caddis at 5:50 PM on February 2, 2008

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