Since the optical theremin I was attempting to build blew up, I thought I’d first link to the base circuit from which I had expanded:

Build a Photo Theremin from 7 Parts

And introduce you to:

Useless Machines have a Debate:

And Useless Machine II: Useless Machine ANGRY! (Wait for it, it’s worth it)

(h/t Paul Johnson for the first.)

In other news, the rains have returned to Cascadia; it’s time to go buy cake vodka! Are these related? CLEARLY. Because I said so. Yay! Cake vodka!

And now since Useless Safari already decided to force-refresh every browser window on my once while writing this tiny post, I’m going to go ahead and post it before it’s et again.