FUTURE BILL BEATY'S VIDEOS
* This show's philosophy
* brain modification: cross one eye
* brain modification: echo speech
* make your own "poor-man's liquid nitrogen"
* trafficwaves zen driving lecture
* improved 'robot voice'
* the hand-holos in the sun
* ultrasonic mayhem 2: cola fountain
* microwave melt beer bottle
* field-view steel wool bottle
* antigrav camera chamber
* bead supermagnet bucky sphere
* bead supermagnet tricks
* capacitor ion vacuum pump
* having of ideas #1
* dry ice chips on water tray (try it without water)
* toy mutations, examples
* air threads HV dry ice
* ultra-simple coil generator
Cleaning your dirt-clogged neo magnets bead puzzle
cc to YT: simplified
Halloween: laser eyes, employs your own actual eyeballs
Halloween: animated tattoos
death ray boat
Simple Generator 2: 3-phase, rotary pseudo-iron, hamster power
Dry ice 2: air hockey, margaritas, icecream, etc.
lethal 12v gyroscope, adults only
formicidae engineering: making ant-trail patterns, mills
Make that dangerous vac bottle (Tesla coil glow? Cavitation flash?)
simple telescope, how lenses work, really explain microscopes etc.
Vandegraaf gen, many demos
Invisible "Virtual halloween costume," UV LEDs, feista ware hand
Next new microwave oven demo (obsidian lava? Plasma?)
Linear motor train: wheeled cart, maglev cart
Make the IR filter goggles
elehob project, explain BJT transistors
elehob project, basic E&M and the misconceptions that halt everything
Tutorial: Kelvin water-drop high volt generator
Tutorial: antibubbles science fair
Edu: voltage versus current
Edu: what *is* Electricity?
Edu: how diodes really work
Edu: how batteries actually work
Edu: how solar cells really work
Thermal cam senses air temp, haunted house cold spot
$20 Thermal Camera (yes really)
Thermal image art device
all static electricity demos
scifair static: pop bottle motor and TV set
static: voltmeas: voltage of peeled tape
vwatt1: red/green electricity
ele-edu: rope & pulleys, pump
tesla: move plasplan article to YT vid
tesla: just one lost invention explains all his impossible feats
weird, unusual page (my personal stories)
HIGH COOLESS FACTOR
holos: short video of making a "V"
holos: making lines in 3D, art holos for sale, 360-viewed rotating box & ?dodecahedron?
VANISHING MATTER EFFECT, foam, sugar
ultrasonic mayhem #1: charring, bubbles
build a plasma bulb
Art proposal: giant dual-tornado emission device
plasma mug, rotating plasma w/supermagnet, see inside the HV supply
Fiestaware, torbernite, americium
Tesla: break a lit neon sign in neon
aluminum dynamic fractal surface
Lost Tesla discoveries:
- FM freq-hopping tranceiver
- "Radiant" plate chopper receiver
- Inverse coil idea, excites 8Hz Schumann resonance
- "Programmable" lightning
IR-plastic black sheets, black cases, BW security cameras, secret message T-shirts
nerd life-hacks. shyness, anorak, toy pockets, kill-BO
better argon plasma globe
HV ion beam hitting fog layer. distance?
resonant voltage telegraph w/piezo disks
just exaclty what *IS* a Tesla Coil?
lenyr's zincite oscillator
bowing the stone
Having Ideas 2: Mad Scientists dare to "drink from the fire hose"
toy mutations: techniques & hints
lahar pyroclastic dust storm avalanche
Edison motor vs Tesla motor, the $50,000 edison joke
laminar hissing 'glass' rods, don't cross the streams!
N. Tesla's single-wire energy conductor
New Traf anims: infinite jam, vigilante, close-pak myth, 2-state merging
all charge-detector activities
wineglass w/water, rotr beams, magnet, dual-speaker shatr, multi-fingr
Tibetan howling bowl, data storage, chirp waves
Swimming pool faraday soliton wave, bubble cloud acoustics
Brad's Tesla coil party: plastic neon sign without vacuum
Brad's fire party: Kim Hall fire tornado, giant scout candle
carve a pumpkin with neon sign transformer? Works? Try pickles.
9volt battery chain, cut open battery, burn initials, carve pickle
fake 3D cerenkov glow, make the Slotin radioactive death hemisphere
undercam, knock rocks in cloud, or bubble sound in cup
x-rays with tesla coil and small light bulb
smoke from your mouth, gleet
desktop demo: origin of the "mushroom neck" in A-bomb blasts
restaurant candle engineering, flame-jet
MOS exhibit: electron-beam
MOS exhibit: e-field aura tester
all goldenrod-paper demos
DDW and high voltage, pick up water like ferrofluid! (add some black dye?)
microwave oven demos (ALL of them)
* melt a beer bottle
stable pool of plasma
argon lightning storm
argon in bottle
light bulb plasma globe
CD crack growth explained, microscope, 1-ohm 0805 resistor, etc.
mirror-chip solar furnace and art projector
fluor tube art, westinghouse, filaments, tesla super-science, hold moving-plasma tube
carving watermelon EDM (works? add salt?)
Electric Glowing pickle, done with salty jello, agar, sodium nitrate, potassium chloride
must re-do unwise microwave melted bottle (flagged as over-18!)
explaining airfoil lift, pump, helicopter, vortex-shedding
testing "cold fusion" claims
a DC tesla coil - voices from the air, glowing t-shirt effect, etc.
A real Steampunk radio: Tesla's mechanical receivers
air-threads reed relay nanoamp sensor
all air-threads demos
squealing wall laser demo
my old 1992 maglev cradle
red/green electricity lecture
floating graphite plate with grid of tiny magnets
calculating the speed of sound in a dictionary, catalog, foam
heavy-air sub-bass resonator
tiny tesla coils, burn wires, light tubes
touch the clouds, humidifier activities
humidifier clouds (on dry ice CO2 pool?)
Mr. Wizard the asshole: HUUUUGE pile of purple-black powder. little kid touch with feather.
MOS exhibit: vis electricity box
ion stream immune from air blast
genecon driving a vis-electricity device
Slow sound in foam, sand dunes, resonating a book w/loudspeaker, organ made of databooks, sound of single bubbles in aquarium! Vary bubble size! 2rocks in pool
Rijke tube w/hot wires/screen, sucks up propane, helium, CO2, droplet-filled air, flour, lycopodium. Plug one end. stack of hot/cold screens. dry-ice backwards rijke. water-filled Rijke tube, hi freq.
Kelvin's thunderstorm, hot needles, HV supply, charged ring and uA meter, NE-2 blinker?!!
Kelvin's thunderstorm half: with microamp meter, with balloon charge
Kelvin's thunderstorm, inline version
demos from my "hoaxes" page
Giant Schieren photography DIY with retro screen
sticky electrostatics demos
how microscopes actually work
other neodymium supermagnet
MISCONCEPTIONS, lens diagram, bad textbook illustrations
PIRA balloon demos
maglev train w/linear drive motor magnet strip (circular track?) (reed sw vers?)
cat toy circuit, crt
Listen to paramecia talking (what happens if we talk back? Never tried!)
The very first "quarter shrinker"
tour of my garage
The Kryptonian hyper-Oboe
N. Tesla's fluidic motor/generator, desalinize, water-maker
N. Tesla's victolon super-laminate, cockpit bubble, herculite
my box of toys
Grasshopper vision eyeball
Photos, with and without infrared
buid a one dollar mirror focus solar furnace (1" blur spot!)
big supermagnet tricks
do some "hoaxes," kids w/mirrors "Wave" soundwave w/cards
seeing sound, do some Winston Kock photos
Coke cans: balance on edge, beatbox, nipple-cola, de-embiggening,
sudden-condense steam, cross eyes big giant head, de-foaming shaken
Make b-fields visible using diamagnetic water, overhead projector! it...
DOESN'T WORK! Blurred, so try a slit or a pinhole on bulb?
USEFUL SCIENCE CONCEPTS
Droplet growth/evap supersat, traffic jam growth, seed crystals
NE-2 bulb tricks
Lasers explained with waves
Antennas cast EM shadows
THE SHOW'S PHILOSOPHY
1. NOT AIMED AT THE TV AUDIENCE, NOR EVEN AT YOUTUBE
These YT videos are meant only for myself ...but me at age 9yrs.
This series is a set of adult secrets that I'd wished I'd known
about back when I was a kid.
Imagine that you had a machine which lets you pass messages back in
time to your early years. Which cool secrets and weird tricks do you
wish you'd known about back then? My own childhood isn't accessible,
too bad. But wait! The childhoods of millions of future adults are
sitting right there online, waiting to be altered! :) Make no
mistake, this is not about 'Teaching Important Science Facts.' Instead
it's about revealing secret tricks and techniques that only grownups
2. FEATURE SOME EMBARRASSINGLY CRUDE, SEMI-INCOMPETENT DEMOS
My goal isn't to impress other teachers. That would just convince kids
that science is way complicated & adults-only. Instead my goal is to
lead kids into saying something like this: "Hey, I could do that too...
but MINE WOULD BE BETTER." So my demos need to be crafted so that an
adult science expert will sneer at their crudeness and simplicity. (But
in saying that, I realize that R. Feynman would probably be impressed
because they are so crude and simple. New goal: impress Feynman.)
3. DO INTERESTING DEMOS AND STUNNING PHENOMENA ONLY
Imagine which kind of odd science secrets would have driven you crazy
with joy, back when you were nine.
4. AVOID THE "EXPERT LOOK"
No professional w/labcoat and glasses. Keep any advanced degrees hidden;
instead do some Redneck Science. No suit and tie. Carefully preserve
the look of an out-of-shape loser in a t-shirt. Don't shave. Don't
clean the kitchen mess. Maybe even blacken a tooth for that white trash
look. [Update: I lost a huge filling between front teeth! Cool! Made
many videos, but can't tell if anyone noticed. LATER UPDATE: finally
had it repaired. No more toothless weirdo look.]
5. USE NO LABORATORY
Perform demonstrations on a grubby kitchen counter. Or even better, on
a living room couch ...in my lap. Keep pushing the cat away.
6. BREAK VIDEO TRADITIONS
No classroom lecture, no professional studio, not even a lab bench.
Use tiny handheld camera in the talent's own viewpoint (often clamped
under his chin!)
7.ELIMINATE ALL JARGON: REPLACE OBSCURE TERMS WITH THEIR FULL DEFINITIONS
Don't say Alternator, say "AC electric generator." Never say ions,
instead say "electrically charged atoms." Say "charge flow" instead of
electric current, and "energy flow" instead of Power
8. CAREFULLY AVOID USING EXISTING DEMOS
There's no passion in plagarism. So, try to exclude known demos,
instead pull new ideas out of nowhere.
9. EASILY-FOUND MATERIALS ONLY
Replace gleaming acrylic and machined aluminum with dirty cardboard.
Buy all your science equipment from the grocery store, or if there's
no other option, from Home Depot and Radio Shack.
10. NO TOOLS NEEDED
When I was a kid, drilling a hole in wood was nearly impossible. Our
family was all gradeschool teachers with a kitchen tool drawer, no power
tools. I only had pointy scissors. Cardboard, glue, and mayo jars are
OK. A razor knife really is just for older students.
11. USE EXPERIMENTS THAT ALWAYS WORK
If it requires considerable expertise to make the demo succeed, it'll be
guaranteed to turn kids off to science. Never forget that if kids fail
to get the demo working, they'll feel incompetent and blame themselves.
Avoid including any such "psychological toxin" which kills off the
scientist in everyone.
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