The Rocket Stop – upgrades complete


I hope you enjoyed the preview of The Rocket Stop audio system. The harsh marine environment and rain has taken it’s tool over the past year, but the upgrades went realyl well, and the Stop is looking much better now. The new audio system is working (as of now), but is not quite as loud [...]

Preview of The Rocket Stop audio system upgrade [video]


Almost Scientific and The Uira Engine on Make

You know at events like Maker Faire I’m constantly being interviewed and videoed, and then I totally forget about them. Well this afternoon during a quick lunch break I checked in on Make and while I’m scrolling along eating a chicken drum stick I suddenly relise that I’m looking at a video of myself. Yep, [...]

The RGR and The Rocket Stop featured in the San Francisco Chronicle

Below is scanned clipping from the San Francisco Chronicle featuring the RGR and The Rocket Stop.

Yeah, it was also posted on-line, but its still cool to see your work printed on real paper.

Maker Faire 2011!

Whew! Maker Faire. My favorite event of the year, but it is exhausting. So much stuff to see, so many awesome people (new and old) to chat with. It was so fantastic meeting so many of you that follow my work on the blog.

Thanks so much to all those who [...]

HOW TO: Build a Rocketship Engine

Last night I had a great time lighting up The Uira Engine at DorkbotSF hosted at The Exploratorium. Here is a brief video that Dorkbot put together with some highlights from my talk and some great video of the engine in action. You can also check out some photos from the night here. [...]

Lightning in a bottle at the Sonoma County Museum


Here’s a video of part of my talk and performance at the Sonoma County Museum. The people who came asked really good questions and were really into it. We had a bunch of scientists and electrical engineers. I think they liked the lightning. There’s more video of other parts of the lecture to come. Not [...]

The Uira Engine – Art and Science lecture at the Sonoma County Museum

It worked! When you try new things on an experimental sculpture, you can’t always test them before the show, so you just have to just do it there and hope for the best. And it was amazing that it worked! I knew we had done our job right when we had a bunch [...]

Mad Science Show at the Sonoma County Museum


Thank’s to all who came to the opening of Mad Science at the Sonoma County Museum.

Below you’ll find photos of the show, a photo shoot and video I did of The Uira Engine installation, as well as a video that is part of the installation, made by Ben Carpenter, of [...]

Rocket Stop Video


You’re invited to become a Mad Scientist.

Almost Scientific will be showing The Neuron Chamber and The Uira Engine at the Sonoma County Museum’s upcoming Mad Science show.

The show opens October 30th and runs until February 6th, 2011.

This is going to be an amazing event!

Almost Scientific will be doing a high voltage performance on opening night alongside the legendary [...]

Great photo of the Raygun Gothic Rocketship and The Rocket Stop

By Dan Vanmoll

Raygun Gothic Rocketship – Rocket Stop audio

Listen up …

This is the main announcement for the rocket stop. There are other announcements that I’ll post soon, but this is the core one. If you hang around the Rocket Stop for about 10 minutes you should hear this one.

I wrote it in collaboration with Copylicious, the voice talent was provided by [...]

Video of The Raygun Gothic Rocketship and The Rocket Stop on pier 14 in San Francisco

From Flickr users The Other Martin Taylor.

The Raygun Gothic Rocketship Rocket Stop

The Raygun Gothic Rocketship Rocket Stop — Showing on Pier 14 of the San Francisco Embarcadero for 14 months.


The Home Stretch

It begins