Pyro Board Thoughts?

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Pyro Board Thoughts?

Post by kowtow » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:14 pm

I'm planning on building a couple of pyro boards for the this coming year and I was wondering if there were any camps that have had experience with this and could provide some tips. My plan is to have two 24"x24" boards with two six inch speakers driving each pyro board.

Some of my concerns are:
  • Wind
    Heat (from prolonged use)
    Safety (if this is at table level are there additional precautions required)
    Other tips or advice

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Re: Pyro Board Thoughts?

Post by maladroit » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:07 am

Wind is the biggest problem. Seems to die down most nights though, so it may work out. Having a red-hot object at table height does seem to be a bit of an issue.

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Re: Pyro Board Thoughts?

Post by Traveller in Time » Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:36 am

For what my limited knowledge of Rubenoid tubes is worth:

Most of those tubes use a wide range audio source, where any flame effect will be limited below the 500 Hz. 6 inch drivers would be good, please try to clip the frequencies above, the remaining audible sound is not much good anyway.

For the tables I have seen one in the video behaves very good. Though continuous ignition may be a thought. As well as -some- heat transport from the center of the grid out (where?). No cooling down of the center will give an overheated grid ever.
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Re: Pyro Board Thoughts?

Post by rocco17 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:20 pm

Wind is likely going to be a problem. I haven't built a table, but the tube i built was extremely sensitive to wind, and the flames had to be pretty small to give off the actual effect of reacting to the frequency...

As for safety concerns, I would recommend that you reach out to the FAST team ASAP. See ... -fire-art/ for some general info, and contacts.

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