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Neuron Chamber — Final Fabrication Before Lightwave

Well we are finally finished fabricating for the Lightweight show in Dublin. Hear are some photos from the past few days.

First are some shots of the cover for the control panel. The original instillation did not include a cover because we never imagined we would be leaving it unattended, however, for the month long [...]

Where in the world is The Neuron Chamber 2

Where in the world is The Neuron Chamber 1


Ship Type: Cargo – Hazard C (Minor) Year Built: 1985 Length x Breadth: 292m X 32m DeadWeight: 51648 MT Speed recorded (Max / Average): 10.7 / 7.7 knots Flag: Sweden [SE] Call Sign: SCKM

Current Location:

Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Almost Scientific Needs Your Help!

Attention Almost Scientific readers! We need your help!

As a regular visitor to Almost Scientific you no doubt already know we have been asked to bring the Neuron Chamber to participate in Lightwave, a fantastic exhibition of art, science and design at the Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland.

Our Irish colleagues [...]

The Neuron Chamber Sets Sail For Dublin, Ireland

Well the Neuron Chamber has been released into the wild. The other morning I boxed it up, craned it onto the truck and drive it to South San Francisco where I watched the big wooden box disappear indiana-jones style into a large warehouse of wooden boxes. Hopefully it will be in Ireland (and [...]

The Neuron Chamber to appear at Lightwave 2009!

Another big announcement!

The Neuron Chamber has been invited to Dublin, Ireland, this winter to participate in Lightwave 2009.

Lightwave is a event at the Science Gallery, which is a science and art space, associated with Trinity College.

Check out some of the fantastic work that was featured at Lightwave last year.

You can see [...]

13 of the coolest art installations in the history of Burning Man

Wow, it’s hard to imagine that a year ago we first installed the Steampunk Treehouse. I just got this link listing the Treehouse as one of the 13 coolest installations in the whole huge dusty, blinky, naked, history of Burning Man.

Michael Rauner Photographs Almost Scientific at Fire Arts

Photographer Michael Rauner took some cool photos of some of my work (The Triaparator, The Dihemispheric Chronaether Agitator and The Neuron Chamber) at the Fire Arts show. He also as some great shots of the Steampunk Treehouse and KSW.

You can see his whole gallery from the show here.

The Neuron Chamber

Here is a photo of The Neuron Chamber at it’s first showing at The Crucibles Fire Arts Festival.

More to come!

Be sure to check out the Fabrication Photos: Set 1 Set 2 Set 3

The Neuron Chamber — Spike/Arc Puller Proof Of Concept

As I mentioned in the original post describing The Neuron Chamber one of the core elements is a completely original, technically challenging, electric/kinetic effect that we are developing specifically for this project.

The goal is to pull an electric arc though an complex, horizontal curve.

Think of it as horizontal Jacobs Ladder.

I bet you’re [...]

Steampunk Treehouse — Coachella Install Photos

I know it’s a bit late but I finally got around to going through my photos from our recent instillation of the Steampunk Treehouse at Coachella.

I tried to document all the various stages that goes into setting it.

You can also see the spreader bar I designed and fabricated in action.

There were too [...]

Another Mention of Almost Scientific and The Dihemishperic Chronaether Agitator in Wired!

Hey all –

I just got back from taking apart the Steampunk Treehouse in LA and found a note in my inbox from some good friends directing me to this cool photo and blurb in Wired.

The blurb is similar to the other write up they did of the the The Dihemishperic Chronaether Agitator.

Mad Labber Scientist Tinkers With Time: Almost Scientific in Wired!

Wow. I just got back from Maker Faire and had a fantastic time. So many cool projects and brilliant people walking around. A glorious geek fest!

Check out the write up of Almost Scientific and the Dihemispheric Chronaether Agitator in Wired:

Mad Labber Scientist Tinkers With Time


Stanford [...]

The Dihemispheric Chronaether Agitator To Appear At Maker Faire This Weekend

It’s true, my most recently complete work, The Dihemispheric Chronaether Agitator, will be showing all this weekend at the Maker Faire in San Mateo.

I just spent the evening in the shop shining it up and tweaking the gears.

I don’t think I’ll run it on steam power but I’ll have the steamengine there for [...]

Coachella Media Wrap-up

Hey all’ya all — I’m back from an amazing showing of the Steampunk Treehouse at Coachella.

Last year at this time, when we were first starting the project, I would have never gussed that I’d be able to watch Roger Waters and Prince preform while swinging my feet from the main balcony on the treehouse.