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What about old microwave touch panels for switches? Anyone think of that?
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Actually, I'd thought of the microwave type switches, but that seems overly complex for what's needed, and I don't know if they can continiously stand up to a person's weight.
So far, the screaming doormat mod seems perfect ! Total cost (of the switch), at the most is $6.99, the average cost of the mat. If nothing else, you get a LOT of sponge material from a mat Smile
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Thank you Randy and Mike for the suggestion to go to the camera shop. It doesn't make the 'noise' or flashes so that could potentially be one of the problems. I believe there is something wrong with the battery connectors(metal pieces) too but I think that can be fixed.
The toe switch ideas/set ups are interesting. I suppose if you can't find one there are workable ways to make one.
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I like the Flash Burst as a special effect, but I could tell after a little practice with it that I really wouldn't use it much if it required so much set up, running wires through clothing and taping switch in shoe. I ended up mounting mine under the top of my Instant Dove table with the switch at the rear and the flash in the front. Now it is really easy to use, so of course I will use it a lot more. In fact I just bought another unit on the Café to put under another table. Home Depot sells a cable stapler that is perfect for stapling the wires under the table top. The staples have a curve in the middle that allows space for the cable and the gun has a notch that you put on the cable to line everything up so you can't miss.

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Who sells the cheapest flash burst. I may have to pay shipping to England. thanks
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You'll have to search on that. I bought my first one from Hocus Pocus and took advantage of one of their 25% off sales. The other I got a good deal on from a member of the Café.

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HI,
I noticed that GRAND ILLUSIONS at grandillusion.com has the FLASH BURST. I think they do any repairs on the FLASH BURSTS that are needed.
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Hi Again.
I noticed that I typed the wrong address for GRAND ILLUSIONS. It is
grandillusions.com. I forgot the s. Sorry
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After reading all these posts, I am confused.

I want to buy a flash unit where I can make it flash 12 times over 3 minutes. So I need complete control over the flashes, with no 'charge-up' time between flashes. Some of those flashes need to be 5 seconds apart. Can they do that?

My hands need to be completely free for the magic, so that means a toe switch, with the flash either coming out of my sleeve or from under the shirt I am wearing. I don't want to buy a unit and have to modify it myself - which unit comes with the toe-switch built in?

There are 3 available from what I can find. Which one is the brightest, and how easy is it to change the bulb?
On that question, can you put coloured bulbs into the unit?

On batteries, does it take normal AA batteries or some really expensive rare batteries and how long do they last?


FISM Flash - John Cornelius
http://www.magichutonline.com/FISM_Flash......fism.htm

Magic Flash - Lights from Nowhere
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Magic-Flash-Light-......294%3A50

Flash Burst
http://www.magic.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=1192


Make your own
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7JGz6_wEsU
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Stephen,

Having watched the youtube video, I'd say it was easy enough (and waaaay cheaper) to make your own (which I plan to do!)

I'm do electronics expert (although I know some) but I'd have thought that the less time you need between flashes, the stronger the batteries need to be to charge the flash. As for colours, you could just use a filter over the flash itself!

See you at MCM.

Regards,

Martin.
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