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FUTURE BILL BEATY'S VIDEOS

* This show's philosophy

ALREADY DONE:

  • * 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)
  • * disgustoscope!
  • * toy mutations, examples
  • * air threads HV dry ice
  • * ultra-simple coil generator

PROBABLY POPULAR

  • 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 II : 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 (1-finger cav click, 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
  • Repairing violettas
  • 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
  • fiber optics ...for sound. 10 micron microphone.
  • 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's forever light bulb: ind lamp unboxing, teardown
  • 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
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  • 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
  • spy beam speckle
  • 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
  • kill-BO
  • 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
    • ionizer bulb?
    • xmas ornament
    • 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
    
    
    

    OTHERS:

    • sunspot telescope, 2sec sundial, bend a mirror square
    • 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
    • tornado box
    • 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
    • Feynman's paramecium
    • 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 know about.

    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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