Homemade tornado machine

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Nanajmm writes “Hi All, I built a tornado machine using plans from www.weather-photography.com and did some of my own modifications. Here is a site with a video of it in action and some nice pics.”Link.

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  1. Great work, man! That’s pretty cool. I noticed that you said the camera was making an annoying chirping sound. I’m guessing you’re using a Nikon? If you are, go to the movie setting on the jog dial, then hit the menu button and go into auto-focus mode and set it to single autofocus. The camera refocusing during the video produces the background noise. Even if you’re not using a Nikon, this still may be the problem but I don’t know how to fix it on other cameras.

  2. Great work, man! That’s pretty cool. I noticed that you said the camera was making an annoying chirping sound. I’m guessing you’re using a Nikon? If you are, go to the movie setting on the jog dial, then hit the menu button and go into auto-focus mode and set it to single autofocus. The camera refocusing during the video produces the background noise. Even if you’re not using a Nikon, this still may be the problem but I don’t know how to fix it on other cameras.

  3. I wonder if there is any way to integrate this with one of those “lightning ball” things — sorry, I don’t know the technical name. I’d guess that it uses some sort of inert gas, so it would have to be sealed and probably couldn’t use the mister. But if you put in strips of mylar or something else light and conductive, it might make for an awesome effect!

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