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Inflatable electronic fruits and fungi

Condom inflated with a blower

All the insects being driven out of here by winter, I stopped working on insect-attracting light sources and tried to find new research ideas. I was much impressed by all of the little plastic bags that are used here to carry pretty much any kind of food, including sauces, soups and milk!

I thus had this idea of building small inflatable "fruits" or "mushrooms". After trying out with a few materials such as plastic bags and latex gloves, I found out that condoms offered not only the perfect size and elasticity but also gave to the whole thing an interesting look. Given the reputation of Thailand regarding sex, I figured the whole thing would also contain in itself a rather interesting comment.

I worked on several research leads. In turn I think they could have a fruity or fungi look. I'm impressed by the fact that mushrooms are actually the sexual organs of the fungus. The rest of the body stays under the ground, often spanning very large areas.

All the insects being driven out of here by winter, I stopped working on insect-attracting light sources and tried to find new research ideas. I was much impressed by all of the little plastic bags that are used here to carry pretty much any kind of food, including sauces, soups and milk!

Reference for the blowers

I found the reference for those blowers here:
http://www.surplusmaster.com/prods/comp/compic1.htm

593DL5LP 13000 WITH SPEED SENSOR Brushless DC Motor 593 DL
DC CENTRIFUGAL BLOWERS
Electrical protection:impedance protected 593DL-5LP13-000
Housing material:plastic UL 94 VO
Impeller material:plastic UL 94 VO
Weight:28 g ,593DL5LP13000
l-10 LIFE AT 40°C:
25000 hours
3 WIRE: RED, BLACK, BLUE
593DL5LP 13000 WITH SPEED SENSOR
5 VDC, 3500 RPM, O.7 WATTS, 4-5.5 VOLTS, BALL BEARING, LEADS (3),
MIN TEMP C -10, MAX TEMP. C 70.

Predator fungi

Received on my mailbox by a special friend, here is a rather inspiring video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuKjBIBBAL8

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