Sunday, October 07, 2012

Ground Hog Day, sort of, from the Portland Mini Maker Faire

3S Consulting LLC, chemistry demo, as seen at the Portland Mini Maker Faire. I had been attracted to this booth because I noticed the man's old Aladdin Thermos, just like the one that my dearly departed husband LeRoy used to have. Then I started watching and listening. By the time the man asked, "Does anyone want to strike a match?" I hollered, "Leland does!" My son stepped right up and followed directions as his brother Lamont, in the solid red T-shirt and the sunglasses, looked on and I took photographs which turned out well, despite the loud pop.

Straight out of the camera, cropped only. That's my son Leland holding the bottle in which something just ignited. Leland and I remember it as oxygen and hydrogen. I know you don't have any trouble understanding just how excited I was to see this photo of the explosion and the flame inside the bottle, as well as flying out the neck of the bottle. So was the man in the booth, wearing the red shirt and holding the match. I promised to e-mail him the photo and he handed me something with his e-mail address on it. I have lost it. I don't follow directions nearly as well as my son.


Cropped and altered with BeFunky's HDR 1.


Cropped and altered with BeFunky's OrtonStyle 1.


Cropped and altered with BeFunky's Underpainting 1. Which is your favorite, please? I like 'em all, but if forced to pick, I'll go with Underpainting 1. Come back soon for more about this fabulous chemistry demo! I hope to find out more about 3S Consulting LLC because on Monday I'm going to call OMSI, host site of the Portland Mini Maker Faire and see if they will give my contact info to the man doing the demo.

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