I still have mine
. It isn't work
ing right now but it sits on the shelf, reminding me of how good I was at the game. I never had to use it. I built a complex filter system
around my computer using bicycle wheel
spokes, toroidal ferrite donuts, window screens, capacitors, MOV
s, diodes, and a Furby. The Furby
was next to the ethernet jack in my dorm. I had wired
a pickup coil from an old guitar to some wires sticking out of his tail. Several times the charge coming up the line was hot enough to kill the Furby's thin PC
board traces but I was able to repair it with my trusty $6 soldering iron and some Wirewrap
wires. The buzz
ing made my hair stand up a bit but my machine
didn't die. On long nights the MOVs would get warm to the touch. I guess clamping that much voltage is hard work for a little red varistor
I had tested this sort of filter setup in the past when I used to run my tesla coils in my apartment. I have yet to lose a computer to nasty rf or high voltage. Soon...
The Ion Pulse Vibrator is broken because my friend Kieth set his megaphone on it. When he stood up, the strap on the megaphone hooked onto it and it ended up across the room. I'll fix it one of these days. Maybe I'll take it burningman next year to keep the drunk frat boys off of the chained down teeter-totter.