Gothic Rocket

Just finished another project for the SPARK Museum auction. Inspired by the “Gothic Rocket”, this is similar to a plasma sphere, the plasma arcs respond if you touch the glass. All of the rocket structure around the base (and the top ring) was cut from acrylic.

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Wow. This looks so cool.

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I love this, and long to cause some plasma arcs. You are going to be the star of the auction!

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Want! :star_struck:

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I’ve always wanted one of these, ever since the day I read this post.

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I should clarify that the tube was made by the great plasma artist, Wayne Strattman. All I did was the base & top ring.

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Yeah, I looked for elongated shaped plasma tubes, I wanted to build an airship around one (more rugby-ball shaped). I make for fun, so cost-prohibitive!

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There aren’t enough likes for this!!!

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now that is wicked cool.

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We’re all geeks that loves anything that sparks and lasers…

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Another super cool one from you! I’d love to see a video of it in action, and even one of you assembling it.

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Very nice design work to display that!

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Looks really cool but the price of the tube :exploding_head: is about the same as a GF basic :astonished: they sure beat the glass kaleidoscopes although making them in double-walled glass tubes could be amazing as well. A shop I was working at had a 6" antique glass lathe, Looking I see a new one is in the glowforge pro price range but weighs far more than the one I used. Getting them properly aligned was a huge problem.

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I don’t have a video of the assembly, but here is one of it operating:

Mesmer Tube

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Yes, they are not cheap! Fortunately the Artist donated the tube to the auction. His work is amazing!

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If you like sparks, here’s a pic taken at the Museum recently. 4.5 Megavolts!

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Do you work with a glass lathe?

No, but Wayne helped me make a wine glass on his once!

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Kool

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Wow! Awesome job!!

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