Friday, June 3, 2011

Behold the Blender Magic

In this first part of the dissembling of the magic blender we show that the unit is operational, and describe the major components. 

The unit assembles easily.  While assembling it I remarked that this so foolproof that they must have expected that some uniquely foolish people would be using it.  Here is a video of the unit in operation:

The unit has two major sub-assemblies. The first is the Magic Base Unit (MBU), and the second the Divine Pitcher Assembly (DPA). 

Here is the MBU:


The MBU features just two controls: an on/off button, and a start/stop button.  In the center of the MBU-DPA interface ring there is a picture adhered to a metallic disk:

MBU-DPA interface ring

This is the image used to depict "Hexagonal Water"'s supposed chemical structure.  The picture on the MBU is probably designed to help convince you of what is magically going on inside the DPA.

The MBU also features a display panel:

MBU display

The numerical display counts down to show you how much time is needed to complete the magic after the Start/Stop button is pressed.  The interesting ring of circles is actually a ring of tiny green lights that light up in a circular pattern.  This is eerily like the tinkerbell effect apparatus I simulated in a gif published earlier in this blog.

The DPA consists of two parts: a plastic pitcher (with a fill to this line marking), and a DPA rotor assembly.

The DPA rotor in turn consists of two parts: The magnetic rotor, and the magic basket.

DPA rotor

In this close-up you can easily make out that the housing on my magnetic rotor is damaged.  More interesting is the appearance of magic beads in the magic basket.  One of the things we will be doing later is cutting open this basket, and freeing the magic beads. 

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