Edwin Wise

Edwin Wise

Edwin Wise is a software engineer with more than 25 years of professional experience developing software by day and exploring the edges of mad science by night. He can be found at simreal.com.

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A boom stick is the perfect jump scare delivery system. Read more »


Learn about the physics of air movement with a vortex cannon that blows smoke rings when you thump it. Read more »


Make a spider web shooter that’ll surely spread the creeps. Read more »


This classic animatronic prop is "de rigueur" for any serious haunter. Read more »


Use a broken speaker, bits of wire, and tape to prepare a coneless voice coil driver, then use it to generate standing waves on a sheet of metal, making sound visible. Magic! My knowledgeable friend Robin once said that you don’t need to worry about having too big an audio... Read more »


Solar-cell links are cleverly boosted to drive an LED jewel. Read more »

Almost half of a rubber racquetball is used as a disc spring that's bistable to propel a ping-pong ball from a compact PVC launcher. Read more »