Oct. 29th, 2007

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So this weekend I went camping with my old Scout Troop.

This trip was the Role-Play weekend (Think LARPing meets boyscouts with a purpose). I was responsible for number of pyrotechnic devices and schemes, along with a multitude of other stuff.

So I'd spent two weeks planning, preparing and testing a variety of designs for this weekend. A fair amount of "smoke and mirrors" are involved in this stuff as you want to be safe, but give off the impression of cause-and-effect. (ie the kids pull a pin out of a prop, and it looks like it explodes. In reality, the pin does nothing, and adult is standing in the background with a switch that ignites another device behind the one the boys "detonated".

The finale was the best part, I designed, built and ultimately triggered a massive fireball effect, followed by roughly 500 cubic feet of smoke. Seriously, it looked like we were burning a building down, but in fact we had a well-controlled series of effects. It was a great effect, and and afterward, the building was just fine. Sometimes I wish I did this stuff for a living.

Pictures to come!

-Teddy

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