Anime Baka

Anime - Japanese Animation
Baka - Japanese word for idiot or fool

Loosely put an Anime Baka is someone who's crazy about Anime. However interpretation's may vary. I tend to think of Anime Baka as meaning something like drooling fan boy/girl.


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Wrote this a long time ago. Too short for an article:
Perverted - Hentai in Japanese. But the word pervert means deviation from normal or accepted. So, how can all guys be perverts?

Did you ever notice that the sex scene in the movie is generally at about the same realative place as the guitar solo in a song?




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Bubbler
I have been working for a week or two on Bubbler designs and other projects. This is what I have learned about bubblers. I think my design is pretty good. The small bubbler I last made could probably be put in the smokestack of any ship destroyer or larger.

Watch the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLhv5geiECQ

Here's the link to the clear plastic vials with the white lids. The small one is the .30oz size for $0.20each:
http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/product.php?pid=535&

This is my initial test Bubbler. It works very well. It's about the size of a 35mm film canister. This was the design that evolved after several tests. It has two 1/8" holes. It uses a wick made by twisting a 1" wide strip of paper towel. For this bubbler I found that having the wick extend extensively through the container worked best to provide a lot of bubbles by providing water to all areas. I think the best design for this is helical around the inside wall of the case.





The wick extends out 3/8" to 1/2" from the canister through the one hole. The other hole is where the CO2 bubbles come out. I've been using egg white to seal the bubbler from moisture in the air and the occasional splash. I'm not sure how well this works over long time, but it seems ok. I now put some egg white on the top, fold down the wick over the second hole and then paint egg white over the whole affair two or more coats.







The rubber band and tape are holding on a 2oz sinker for testing. If you look closely below you will see the second hole is sealed with egg white.







The purpose of the wick is to get the water inside the canister to make bubbles. Without the wick the process stalls and slows after initially bubbling very well. With the wick the bubbling is much more consistant although it does slow towards the end. All of the bubbler I tested provided bubbles for at least two hours. Below you see the bubbler first put in producing no bubbles as the egg white is still dissolving.





My cat loves the bubbles. This unit produces a lot of bubbles.









These are three bubblers I tested. The cases are available at Tap Plastics for 20 or 30 cents each. I drilled the two holes and made some fuses. Then I put the fuses in, used a small funnel to put mix into the cases and shut them up and painted on the egg white. I also think putting egg white on the seal of the lids is a good idea. The problem is that the soda mix reacts with moisture in the air and over time will go bad.



Note the heili coil wick on the bubbler below.







I've also done some testing using gel caps that you can get at any health food store. They provide more splash resistance but I haven't perfected the method yet. Gel Caps provide a longer time before water intrudes. Egg White only gives a few seconds of waterproofing.





I'm currently using a 1:1 mix of citric acid to baking soda. I'm not sure that this is ideal. I think perhaps more citric acid might give a more complete reaction. 1:1 works pretty good though.







The clear containers are interesting as you can see the bubbles being made.















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