Lumia Lunchbox Laser


Back in the 1970s, my friend Wayne Gillis and I used to do light shows at science fiction conventions. We had the usual panoply of overhead, slide, and custom-made projectors, and a single, very expensive, helium-neon laser from Edmund Scientific. Calling ourselves Light Opera, and later, Illuminatus, we performed at... Read more »

Old Fashioned


I can’t think of a more perfect cocktail than an Old Fashioned. It’s a delicious combination of bourbon and fruit. The bourbon warms you up, while the fruit reminds you of warmer days. It’s sweet, and it’s bitter, just like life. The Old Fashioned is a great basic cocktail for... Read more »

Arduino Powered Brain Machine


It is basically an Arduino and LEDs that have been mounted on a pair of safety glasses. It runs a code that you can modify so that you get a strobe that is in front of your eyes. When you put them on, they help you see crazy patterns and... Read more »