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Here are some recent video clips from George Sanger and Jeri Ellsworth, aka The Fatman and Circuit Girl. In the first vid, Jeri attempts to build a Sprinthariscope, a tool for viewing radiation, using the radioactive Americium from a smoke detector. She also attempts to pronounce Sprinthariscope and Americium. All three attempts fail, but it makes for an entertaining and educational video.

In the second segment, Jeri has the entire Fatman and Circuit Girl crew in hysterics when she shows off her drive bay heating and cooling cupholder which employs a Peltier thermo-electric junction she’s overclocked to 16MHz using three early 8-bit microprocessors, a Z80, a 6502, and a 8088. Geek hilarity ensues.

Fatman and Circuit Girl

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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