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Presence of mind... machines.

I've always wanted to try an eyewear-based mind machine, but the number of options are dizzying, and it's not clear what's best. There's closed-eye, open-eye, different LEDs, and options go from $25 kits to being quite pricy. I'm aware of this previous AskMe, but it's quite old. If you've used mind machines recently, what's the lay of the land? Also, is there somewhere I could go in the Bay Area to try them out?
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Feb 14, 2013 - 7 answers

Trippy device

So years and years and years ago at some hippie festival or other there was a guy hawking these goggle things. The gimmick was this: you'd close your eyes, look towards the sun or other bright light, and blow into a little tube that would spin fans built into the eyepieces which caused a strobe effect which was had a surprisingly psychedelic effect. Anybody else remember these? Do they still exist? What are they called? Are they for sale anywhere online? Relevant search terms have been taken over by a pricey Nike product which is not at all what I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by ook on Feb 14, 2013 - 13 answers

Small wireless strobe trigger?

What can I use to trigger a strobe light or a flash that is small, handheld, wireless, and not too expensive? [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor on Aug 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Where can I get a replacement A1242 transistor?

Where can I get a replacement A1242 transistor? [more inside]
posted by seanmpuckett on Mar 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Need a flash of inspiration

Going nuts...why does my camera flash no longer work with my standalone strobes? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Aug 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Remote control rescue?

Can the infrared light of a tv remote control be seen by airborne rescue personnel? [more inside]
posted by looknevada on Aug 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Strobe Tuners

I need help buying a strobe tuner for a gift. I know nothing about them. [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Nov 5, 2009 - 11 answers

What's the name of the helicopter blade sunlight stobing thing?

What's the name of the bizarre effect that caused a few helicopter crashes where the light of the sun is strobed by the blades causing the pilot to have some kind of seizure? I've been Googling like mad and I can't find anything, but I'm sure it has a name!
posted by debord on Mar 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me take better photos in my home studio!

I am a hobbyist photographer starting to do some serious studio work and I need help deciding on lighting equipment. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Sep 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Flashy blinky.

The Hancock building in Chicago has two different tower lighting systems. During the night the antenna structures have red lights to warn away aircraft. During the day the towers have strobes. Since I was a kid the towers always had red lights. Why did they make the change? It seems like two different systems would need twice as much maintenance.
posted by @homer on May 29, 2008 - 3 answers

flash flash flash flash flash flash

I'm looking for a particular kind of strobe light. [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Mar 20, 2008 - 5 answers

Nikon multiple (2+) wireless flash: what's the best pro rig?

Shooting with a Nikon D80 camera and SB-800 flash, I will add three additional flashes in the next year. What should they be? [more inside]
posted by asuprenant on Feb 6, 2008 - 14 answers

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