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"Hosed with methanol would beThe Rainbow Gun   a non-optimal result."
Detroit Maker Faire SquadSuper Street Fire 2011   Site 3 Fire Arts
As you can see, there is                           It is the colour of burning.        only one colour.
Project Idea  • Make coloured fire less dangerous.  • Change colour of fire on the fly.  • Use to produce even more    awesom...
Via the Internet   Flame Test
Useful for knowing what you arentEarly concept art   going to get.
What the pretty drawing                looks like in prototyping.Portrait of a   surl.
Fuel Injectors   These work but clog badly.
Original colour switches   Beautiful yet impractical.
More recent concept art.Note dramatic simplification.
Incremental Improvement                            But awesome.            is Expensive.
Eventually I gave upHand milled aluminum    and made it beautiful,                        even though it meant            ...
Tools learned overeight months...Router, hand saw, table saw chopsaw, hammer, mallet, other mallet,drill, cordless drill, ...
Conclusions jumpedto...• Testing proves it works• It is very beautiful• It is heinously dangerous,  though a lot less than...
Thank Yous• The Awesome Foundation! This  would not be possible without  people laughingly handing over  a sack of money f...
@aeleitchQuestions or feedback?   site3.ca                         alexleitch.com
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The Rainbow Gun

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Alex Leitch's awesome flamin' rainbows gun.

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The Rainbow Gun

  1. 1. "Hosed with methanol would beThe Rainbow Gun a non-optimal result."
  2. 2. Detroit Maker Faire SquadSuper Street Fire 2011 Site 3 Fire Arts
  3. 3. As you can see, there is It is the colour of burning. only one colour.
  4. 4. Project Idea • Make coloured fire less dangerous. • Change colour of fire on the fly. • Use to produce even more awesome gouts of fire, everywhere.
  5. 5. Via the Internet Flame Test
  6. 6. Useful for knowing what you arentEarly concept art going to get.
  7. 7. What the pretty drawing looks like in prototyping.Portrait of a surl.
  8. 8. Fuel Injectors These work but clog badly.
  9. 9. Original colour switches Beautiful yet impractical.
  10. 10. More recent concept art.Note dramatic simplification.
  11. 11. Incremental Improvement But awesome. is Expensive.
  12. 12. Eventually I gave upHand milled aluminum and made it beautiful, even though it meant and brass blowing the deadline.
  13. 13. Tools learned overeight months...Router, hand saw, table saw chopsaw, hammer, mallet, other mallet,drill, cordless drill, bit, countersinkbit, plate bit, hole saw, table router,pencil, ruler, carpenters square,mill, lathe, rasp, belt sander,multimeter, cable stripper, grinder,3D printer, laser cutter, prototyping,The Internet, MSDS.
  14. 14. Conclusions jumpedto...• Testing proves it works• It is very beautiful• It is heinously dangerous, though a lot less than people think, and for different reasons.• Project completion date is fall 2012• Prototyping is expensive. Rapid prototyping is more expensive, faster.
  15. 15. Thank Yous• The Awesome Foundation! This would not be possible without people laughingly handing over a sack of money for a dream of questionable repute.• The Firefly Festival for giving me somewhere to exhibit.• Mariko Tamaki, Doug Speck, Erika Kiessner, Seth Hardy, my wonderfully patient urban family, and all of Site 3 coLaboratory. (http:// www.site3.ca) Home sweet gnome.
  16. 16. @aeleitchQuestions or feedback? site3.ca alexleitch.com

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