Here is the actress wearing the “Ariel the Robot” costume that I designed the headgear for. During the play she roller-bladed around the theatre. Here is the actress wearing the “Ariel the Robot” costume that I designed the headgear for. During the play she roller-bladed around the theatre. Here is the actress wearing the “Ariel the Robot” costume that I designed the headgear for. During the play she roller-bladed around the theatre.

Here is the actress wearing the “Ariel the Robot” costume that I designed the headgear for. During the play she roller-bladed around the theatre.

This is my dear friend Alex, dressed as the Joker. I always maintain that he does’t so much dye his hair as extrude his personality through the top of his head.

This is my dear friend Alex, dressed as the Joker. I always maintain that he does’t so much dye his hair as extrude his personality through the top of his head.

This video shows a theatrical stage prop that I created for the play “Return to the forbidden planet”. This will be worn by the character “Ariel the Robot”.

This headgear is made from a time-trial cycling helmet which has been spray-painted white and fitted with circuitry to chase 24 ultra-high-brightness (140mA) LEDs. The LEDs are so bright that they saturated the video camera’s sensor, but this brightness is necessary to ensure the effect is still impressive under stage lighting.

After dark, the simulated “Cherenkov Radiation” effect looked even better.

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This is the FAKE plutonium rod container used as a dastardly plot accessory for my Dr Evil costume for a party last weekend. It has an eerie glow that looks just like like Cherenkov Radiation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherenkov_radiation

It actually has 2 lites of water (containing UV reactive dye) into which there is a watertight tube with a mains UV fluorescent tube in it. The top section contains a miniaturised Tesla coil which is used to cold-fire the fluorescent tube with very high voltage, high frequency electricity. The power comes from 10x AA batteries, also in the top section. This will provide 12V and about 2 hours of use.

  1. Camera: Nokia 6303i classic
Dr. Evil with his cat Mr. Bigglesworth

Dr. Evil with his cat Mr. Bigglesworth

I demand the sum… OF 1 MILLION DOLLARS. 

I demand the sum… OF 1 MILLION DOLLARS. 

Today I am a powerful wizard. My Wizard’s staff crackles with raw magical energy. Today I am a powerful wizard. My Wizard’s staff crackles with raw magical energy. Today I am a powerful wizard. My Wizard’s staff crackles with raw magical energy.

Today I am a powerful wizard. My Wizard’s staff crackles with raw magical energy.