[Cyborg] wearable fog machines

Nick Burrows shamrockman at shamrockman.net
Sat Jun 5 19:03:21 PDT 2010


You can use a MRE meal heater, those get up to 100C for a few minutes. The
downside is they produce hydrogen gas as a byproduct of operation, so it
would not be good for highly enclosed spaces.

On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 12:33 PM, Anthony Di Franco
<di.franco at aya.yale.edu>wrote:

> Electronic cigarettes are doing exactly this - vaporizing fog juice with
> nicotine andor flavor in it using a resistive heating element. There is a
> pretty big diy community around those and the parts are available
> individually. You can also just grab a cheap kit from 7-11 and take it
> apart.
>
> On Jun 5, 2010 2:54 PM, "Eric Boyd" <mrericboyd at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> On 6/5/10 10:32 AM, David Molnar wrote:
> > How much heat does it take to vaporize the fog juice?
> >
> > ...
>
> Interesting idea.  I suspect the heater is literally boiling the fog
> juice, then a fan drives it out.  So it'd take a lot of heat, and
> temperature at least 100C.  So it's have to be a pretty serious heat
> pack, not something they would sell in a drugstore.  But it's certainly
> possible.  My search for "high temperature heat pack" didn't yield
> anything though...
>
> Also, I mentioned the idea of using an ultrasonic device to vaporize the
> fog juice.  Although it doesn't work straight out (due to gumming up the
> ultrasonic plate), maybe it could be somehow made to work?  For
> instance, I'm wondering if you had a *flow* over the ultrasonic plate
> whether that would prevent the gumming process from happening.  It
> probably wouldn't be that hard to prototype, just need an ultrasonic
> fogger, an aquarium pump, and some fog juice...
>
> Eric
>
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