And another thing…

Why, yes, I have been waiting twenty-seven days to use that title, what of it?

I sort of fell off the Thing-a-Day wagon. Fell off, landed on my ass, bumped my head, and got stuck in the mud. I blame earthquakes, I blame snow, I blame James Franco in a pink dress. And yet somehow I still managed to knock together this… this contraption for the final day:

What is this eerie warbling? Ambient sound from an alien planet? Watch out, red-shirted ensigns!

Red-Shirted Star Trek Animated GIF

I read here that it is possible to make a ring modulator out of a vacuum display like this one. What happens is that filaments in the display vibrate like tiny guitar strings when energized by an audio signal.

I was hoping to create a crazy Dalek-like effect (and I was even using talk radio as an input source, so it should well have been). Well, maybe next time…

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