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Whit Haydn
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No. The DVD shows a performance of the effect in front of a live audience. It teaches the routine step by step. The CD has photos of the outside and inside of several different models and a crude wiring diagram.

There is nothing very difficult about making the device. Anyone with basic soldering skills and a little knowledge of electronics can build it. I would not recommend it for someone who has never done any basic electronics. Most people can find a knowledgeable person in their area who can make it for them at a reasonable cost.
Hansel
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Very Good performance! Thanks for Share...
Hansel!
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I am having a hoot performing with Don's Art Deco TD.
Thanks Whit for the brilliant routine and BTIP's.

Eric
Whit Haydn
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You are welcome. Don's versions of my T-Device are wonderful.
DStachowiak
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On 2010-01-28 15:43, rowland wrote:
Don has been fantastic, he has sent me loads of pictures of the different ones he has built, he also sent me the DVD of the routine while I am waiting for the box to be built.
He has sorted out shipping to England for me and even when the box he was working on wasn't exactly what I wanted it wasn't a problem.
All of my emails to him with questions about the box were answered quickly and very thourghly I can't praise him enough.
When I placed my order he said as it was Christmas and money was probably tight I could pay half now and the rest when the box was finished, a true gent.

Rowland,
Baltimore is finally emerging from the Ice Age, so I will finally be able to get your TD on its way to Merry Old England.
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On 2010-02-10 13:32, Whit Haydn wrote:
You are welcome. Don's versions of my T-Device are wonderful.

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DStachowiak
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On 2010-02-03 21:25, Whit Haydn wrote:
No. The DVD shows a performance of the effect in front of a live audience. It teaches the routine step by step. The CD has photos of the outside and inside of several different models and a crude wiring diagram.

There is nothing very difficult about making the device. Anyone with basic soldering skills and a little knowledge of electronics can build it. I would not recommend it for someone who has never done any basic electronics. Most people can find a knowledgeable person in their area who can make it for them at a reasonable cost.

I bundle the DVD/CD with the TD when I build one, but if you have already purchased them from Whit, and then changed your mind about building it yourself, I will sell you one without the bundled disks for $50 less ($50 is what I pay for the disks, and I don't mark them up)
In that case I would need proof that you own the disks, as I won't sell a TD to anyone who has not bought the routine.
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rowland
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Just recieved my teleportation device from Don, it looks fantastic and works brilliantly.
I can thoroughly recommend it well worth the money.
The DVD that Don supplies with it shows whit performing it and the explanation is first class.
I am sure this is going to be one of my favorite routines to perform.
DStachowiak
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If anyone wants one of these, I'd be willing to build one in trade for some lightweight 12" rings, Owen or similar...
Just a thought
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Whit Haydn
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Glad to see people using this routine. I have enjoyed performing it since the mid-eighties.
mjanes
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Following advice from Don (wonderful, generous help!) plus the DVD's purchased from Whit, I built a TD with features as follows:
Front (audience side): speaker, lights, potentiometer controls
Rear (performer side): switches for sound/lights, "antenna" activation

I used a large, heavy speaker with a huge magnet, because it packs a whallop of sound. I use a wireless lapel mic, not a microphone-in-stand like Whit, so my device needs to put out a lot of sound, which it does. The downsize is its size and weight (c. 4-inch speaker).

I plan to build another TD in time and welcome thoughts on location of components. It seems that having the potentiometers on the rear, for easy thumb control, is best. Press-and-release OFF/ON switches for sound and light seem better than toggle switches. Your thoughts?
Red Neck Magician
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Are the teleportation device still available for purchase?
MagicMichealMan
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How much do these go for?
brian314
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Don,
Do you have any bundles available or plan to soon and what is the bundle price.

Thank you
Brian
mjanes
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I plan to build another, after a first funky contraption which, after numerous performances, turns out to be too large for convenient gripping in one hand. The controls need to be relocated, too: for looks and function alike.

Treat yourselves to a rewarding hour of comparison-viewing: first, view the instructional video Whit made when he first released this gorgeous and ingenious routine; then, view his recent release at his website (and available on YouTube). The differences between those two video-presentations follows the refinement Whit developed in taking this routine to its masterpiece status, and if we follow his footsteps --- or, climb onto his shoulders --- we stand to bring our audiences all the more wonder and fun.

I love this routine!
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After reading a number of reviews on this forum I contacted Don Stachowiak so that he could build me a teleportation device for the Whit Haydn routine. He was very responsive and friendly during the discussion process. We discussed a price and a time frame (1 month). After exchanging emails about the details on how I wanted the device to be built, I Paypaled him the discussed amount in full. After close to four months, giving him the benefit of a doubt, and him giving me excuse after excuse, plus ignoring my emails, I realized that he was just taking my money.

I asked for Don to refund me my money or send me the device that I paid for, but I did not receive anything. It has now been 6+ months and he still has not refunded me my money nor has he sent me my device. And it seems like I am not the only person that he has done this to.

If anyone is looking to get a teleportation device built DO NOT buy one from Don Stachowiak! I strongly recommend going to Nick Wenger. I ordered one from him, he built it within two days, and it surpassed my expectations.

-Chris
John
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Chris et al,

I am sorry for Chris's experience and expect Don to respond to it - and make it right. I just want to register that I worked with Don and my experience could not have been better. I found him responsive, helpful, timely and I am extremely satisfied with what he sent my way. I'm sorry that Chris's experience was so different and I expect there may be some explanation and some redress forthcoming. But for the public record, I just wanted to share how totally satisfied and pleased I was with Mr. Stachowiak's work. I expect that some satisfaction will be forthcoming to Chris.

John
Payne
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You can always build your own. It's really not all that difficult and can actually be a fun little project. Here's how mine came out

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Jimmy Joza
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On 2012-02-21 12:00, Payne wrote:
You can always build your own. It's really not all that difficult and can actually be a fun little project. Here's how mine came out

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That's a great looking device, Payne. Beautifully done.

Jimmy
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