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20 July 2006 @ 02:37 pm
Cloud ball thingy update....  
Some of you expressed an interest in knowing more about the vortex cloud light-changing ball thingy I ordered once I got it.

So, if you click here you'll see a video of just how cool it is. And it IS cool, quite awesome in fact. It's all swirly, color changey and stuff. FYI, it's also 3.2 meg. Take that as you will.

I can't begin to talk about the quality. No, seriously, I can't. I can't even get one of the battery covers to stay on when there's an actual battery in it. I'm afraid to sneeze near it. And let me quote the instructions...

1. Following the arrow to pull off the battery cover.
2. Be sure "+","-" polarity to insert 3 pcs (AAA-1.5v) batteries.

So, in summary, it's QUITE cool. Beyond spiffy. It's not worth ANY more than I paid for it, but it is worth that. They still have them, by the way. Although I'm very grateful that I have several friends who are good at fixing things and soldering and such. I have a feeling at some point, I may need them.
Current Mood: busybusy
MollieAdognotspicy on July 20th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
Fritters: AD - Chiyo-chan SQUEE by Frittersfritters on July 20th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
It's "fun"ky, huh ^_^ I know you like the shiny toys!
MollieAdognotspicy on July 20th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
Shiny, glowy toys ;-)
Fritters: TT SF Blushing by Frittersfritters on July 20th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
Even if I had a high-priced designer do my house, I'd never get in the maazines or tv, because I've got to have my little L.E.D. toys around ^_^
MollieAdognotspicy on July 20th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
What did we ever do without LEDs??? I can't imagine life without them, LOL.
I ate a radio for sciencedemondancer13 on July 21st, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
o_0 *stares for several hours*
Man, I bet you could hypnotize everyone and take over the world with that thing.
Fritters: TT BB Ebil! by Frittersfritters on July 21st, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
What a great idea! Thanks!!
Robyn Goodfellow: dumbledorerobyngoodfellow on July 24th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
Hmmm... that has possibilities.
Fritters: Jay Nodding by Frittersfritters on July 24th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
zenin4711 mentioned putting one on a wizard staff. I think we all ought to do that and then "cosplay" as wizards and tak over a convention. Then we'll have minions for whatever the next step is.
Byron: penguin pirateszenin4711 on July 21st, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
Ok, that doesn't suck.

I think I'm going to have to buy one and make it the top of a wizzard's staff. :-D
Fritters: Ed Resting by Frittersfritters on July 21st, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
Careful, it's made of glass. But if you do, I totally want pictures.
lironesslironess on July 21st, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
I like to cheat when things are only slightly out of kilter like that. I use duct tape or black tape to hold the cover on....

It's really cool. Hopefully someday I can see it in person.
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on July 21st, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
It would be difficult to change the batteries then, though, and considering there's no AC port, I wouldn't wanna do that. I'm wondering if there's any parts of the plastic I can whittle at a bit.

And yeah, I hope you can see it someday in person, too.
postrophe on July 21st, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
Standing at ready with soldering iron and mini-tool set...
(And maybe that way I'll get to see it. Dial up, due to !*&#$^% wi-fi connection of unsuspecting neighbors guess I can't really complain...

Fritters: Dib Doin' ... stuff... by yachirufritters on July 21st, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure you'll see it eventually. And here's to hoping it won't need the mini-toolkit for quite a while!
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: Nextelraislak on July 21st, 2006 03:36 pm (UTC)
That thing looks like the Wizard of Oz crystall ball so much!

Way cool, but I wonder what happens when the fumes are released?
AlucarDmilesaroo on July 22nd, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC)
Wooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh *Drools*
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on July 22nd, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
Still on sale. I can imagine you putting it to fabulous use...