A while back Effectrode were asked if we could help out making props for the science fiction television series, ‘Warehouse 13‘. Being a complete geeks, the answer was, of course, yes. One of the prop makers had discovered our effects pedals that utilised subminiature tubes on the Effectrode website and wanted us to supply these tubes, along with a few other retro electronics components, such as coils, old brown polyester capacitors and new old stock transistors for the internals of the ‘Farnsworth’ prop, a steampunk communications device used by the actors. These guys pay an obsessive amount of attention to detail, but I can tell you we were beyond enthusiastic about the challenge of accurately fabricating the parts for this fictional electronic steampunk device. We managed to locate and make everything on their list so they could build a couple more Farnsworth units. It’s a shame they didn’t give me more time though, as I’m sure we could have designed a fully functional Farnsworth for them!