Hogan is Done WOW!

This thing just keeps getting better! We just started to play with toys and human subjects. Can’t wait to show it off this weekend at Dorkbot

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My pictures tonight

Willivolt’s pictures

Boing Boing

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Hogan Restoration and Test

I will be showing this at Dorkbot next week!

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Thanks to Omega Recoil crew, Alan and Tackett for help in restoring this amazing piece of history!

Restoration Photos

Test Photo’s

Oudin Resonator

This Related post has more pictures of where I found it and links to paperwork for it.

Hogan High Frequency Apparatus

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I found this gem at the CBA smithing conference this weekend! Was left outside for a few years, but looks to be in working order. I found a few articles about it, but could use some more insight before we fire it up. Hoping to have it ready for the May Day Party this weekend!

Settings on theĀ  Hogan High frequency apparatus made by McIntosh Electrical Corporation include: Tesla coil, d’Arsonval Solenoid, and Oudin resonator.

Great site: Electrotherapy Museum

Hogan Electrotherapeutic Machine

McIntosh Hogan Oudin Resonator Cabinet

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Pictures of one

More pictures of mine

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VOLT/AGED

Starting the night my drinking buddies and I took over my wife’s Craft night to solve the problem of aging brandy before the “End of Ages” comes in 2012, we came across this single sentence in an old book from the 1930′s. “The treatment with pure oxygen gas with or without an electric burrent”. We discussed at long length what a burrent was and where we could get one, then decided it was a typo and they ment current. Fortunately I just happened to have a luminous transformer in my basement, fortunately for my house we were fresh out of oxygen (can you think of a more flammable cocktail)? A couple of clothespins, wire and a glass full of bitter brandy and we were ready. Not much could be seen as we pumped 15,000 volts into the brandy, but much to our surprise, once removed, the taste had smoothed considerably. We had drank to much at that point to finish the job, but settled on the name VOLT/AGED for our new process.

Several nights later we set up production at my shop in West Oakland and added a copper pipe system that featured a Jacobs ladder that could be short circuited in the drink to be “treated”. This gave the us the visual that was missing from the 1st night and more surface area in which the reaction could now take place. We now had a 15,000 volt cattle prod with plenty of places to grab that was going to be right in the middle of a bar!

The next day (slight hangover) we added the safety cage complete with vintage rivets, Oil Punk plexiglass, and a timer to keep track of how many years we wanted to age it.

It was a hugh hit at the Mouse Trap Party and made Jack Danell’s a sipping drink!

Come see this and more at Maker Faire

May 3-4

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