Flea circus movement

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Jim Riser
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Flea circus movement

Postby Jim Riser » January 3rd, 2017, 10:39 pm

I am helping a friend build a new flea circus. He decided to utilize small solenoids to activate several of the circus events. I put together a short description of how the solenoids were modified to allow attaching the required mechanisms for the desired movements done by the "fleas". I thought this might be of use to others creating such goodies. If interested, it may be seen here: http://jamesriser.com/Solenoid.pdf

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Re: Flea circus movement

Postby Bill Mullins » January 3rd, 2017, 10:42 pm

I always enjoy your "how tos", Jim. I learn something in each one.

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Re: Flea circus movement

Postby erdnasephile » January 3rd, 2017, 10:47 pm

I also enjoy reading the reports about your projects, Mr. Riser. Please keep them coming!

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Re: Flea circus movement

Postby Matthew Field » January 4th, 2017, 7:31 am

Many thanks for this, Jim!

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Re: Flea circus movement

Postby performer » January 4th, 2017, 10:09 pm

I know the King of the Flea Circus! He does the psychic fairs now. Here he is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIQZ8uC2vZY

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Re: Flea circus movement

Postby timbrown » January 15th, 2017, 8:59 am

Wait .... solenoids?? .... you mean it isn't actual FLEAS??!!


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Re: Flea circus movement

Postby Jack Shalom » January 15th, 2017, 11:09 am

The fleas operate the solenoids...

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Re: Flea circus movement

Postby Daniel Z » January 16th, 2017, 8:44 pm

Thank you Mr Riser.

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Re: Flea circus movement

Postby Jim Riser » January 16th, 2017, 9:42 pm

Several folks have asked how we are getting the fleas to activate the various events in the circus. The flea power is being harnessed by Arduino with an emergency pause/resume button. This will allow the presenter to concentrate on the presentation and not have to constantly reach behind the circus to flick the fleas into action.

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Re: Flea circus movement

Postby Evan Shuster » January 16th, 2017, 10:32 pm

Really impressive! Thanks (again) for sharing!!

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Re: Flea circus movement

Postby performer » January 16th, 2017, 10:52 pm

You can see the aforementioned Eddie Diijon on the Letterman show with his flea circus here. Incidentally he has a book coming out on his life pretty soon. I see him at all the psychic fairs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIQZ8uC2vZY


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