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Special effects designer Clive Mitchell’s electric match controller is intended for producing small-scale special effects like a confetti rainstorm.

An electric match is a common device for firing pyrotechnics on stage – it works by passing a current through a thin nichrome wire, which in turn ignites a surrounding bit of pyro compound that fires the main effect.

Clive’s device adds simple features like a firing button (a big red one, of course), a keyswitch for safety, and a test LED that shows when an active device is connected to the unit.

Clive had an engagingly surreal stage presence (Gadget Freak) – Link.


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