Lightning Detection FunkBunk Style!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

With the summer storms well and truly upon us, don’t you wish you could avoid the flash flood soaking and just stay indoors the 30 seconds it takes for the storm to pass?

Well in a true ‘show n tell’ style resident FunkBunker Gary Loosley of SIGA Vision bought in his latest project, the Lightning Detector Mk5! This amazing looking contraption can pick up lightning strikes happening up to 300 miles away and display the strength of the strike and direction it is in. So avoid getting frazzled and don’t go out without checking it first!

Gary Loosley - Lightning Detector 01

Gary designed and built the device from the ground up and has an LCD display planned for Mk6 which will show the approximate distance to the strike in miles and further information on the lighting strength. Google Map showing the strikes coming soon?

Gary’s News Flash – Episode 2

Monday, March 8th, 2010

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More news from around the globe (that you probably wont ready anywhere else) from the ‘Bunks resident news hound – Mr Gary…

About 5,200 naked people embraced each other on the steps of Sydney’s iconic Opera House on Monday
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_ODD_AUSTRALIA_NUDE_ART?SITE=KPUA&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Yellowstone Park Attempts To Increase Ranger Population With New Mating Program

http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/yellowstone_park_attempts?utm_source=onion_rss_daily

Amazing X-ray: Boy survives rod ripping through 10 vital organs

http://metro.mobi/;channelId=home/getArticle.jsp?in_article_id=815041

Strike wave sends oil price soaring

http://www.moneyweek.com/investments/stock-markets/strike-wave-sends-oil-price-soaring-47567.aspx

Gaddafi calls for jihad against Switzerland over minaret ban

http://mobile.france24.com/en/20100226-libya-gaddafi-calls-jihad-against-switzerland-over-minaret-ban-revenge-hannibal

Boozy chimp sent to rehab

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61P3SM20100226

Lady GaGa Has Told Her Female Fans To Be Celibate. Is It Any of Her Business?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-pemberton/lady-gaga-has-told-her-fe_b_481916.html

Second anthrax case confirmed in London

http://www.hpa.org.uk/webw/HPAweb&HPAwebStandard/HPAweb_C/1267025735873?p=1158945065095

Massive Antarctic iceberg threatens ocean circulation

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18595-massive-antarctic-iceberg-threatens-ocean-circulation.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

‘Record high’ for bad bank debts

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5jzmDfUGiBqBzME-y13gQ8yzQ0hqw

Bishops slam pay-to-confess hotline

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/03/02/2833885.htm

Chile quake may have tipped Earth’s axis

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/03/02/chile.quake/index.html?eref=edition

Re-trial for ‘speeding’ reverend

http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/Retrial-for-39speeding39-reverend.6104437.jp

9-Pound Infant Barrels Way Down Birth Canal

http://www.theonion.com/content/news_briefs/9_pound_infant_barrels_way?utm_source=onion_rss_daily

Dutch anti-Islam MP in poll gains

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2010/03/20103492847982214.html

Now it’s the MK ‘road tax’

http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/Now-it39s-the-MK-39road.6104629.jp

Protests could be coming to Aylesbury soon

http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/Protests-could-be-coming-to.6123689.jp

Child’s play at NY airport sparks investigation

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/03/04/2835971.htm

Mexico detects first mutation of swine flu

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/03/04/2836326.htm

Gary’s News Flash – Episode 1

Friday, February 26th, 2010

18002_1MurrowCBS.jpgGary is a resident at FunkBunk and regularly keeps us all entertained with news of local and international origin. The kind of stories that never get shown on TV and only make the smallest of columns in the local rags.

We asked Gary if he could give us a quick digest of his stories of the week – so here goes the first installment of ‘Gary’s News Flash’!

Nursery children opposite brothel in Bletchley
http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/39Nursery-children-opposite-brothel39.6104399.jp

UFO spotted above Tesco in Aylesbury
http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/UFOs-spotted-above-Tescos-in.6083632.jp

Rough diamond sells for $40m
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/02/26/2831873.htm

Church sues filmmakers for destroying Rio’s Christ
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/02/26/2831212.htm

Giant iceberg breaks off from Antarctic glacier
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61P15H20100226?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtopNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Top+News%29

Explosive vomit and skin eruptions: arsenic’s heyday
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2010/02/explosive-vomit-and-skin-eruptions-arsenics-heyday.php?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

Did Saddam Hussein model himself on Darth Vader?
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2010/02/did-saddam-model-himself-on-darth-vader.php?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

Star fattens planet and then devours it
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20527494.500-star-fattens-planet-and-then-devours-it.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

Vindaloo Against Violence Day declared at Qld Parliament
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/02/24/2829133.htm?site=news

Speeding hearse sets world record
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/02/21/2825847.htm?site=news

Pastor screens gay porn in church
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/02/18/2822948.htm?site=news

Pensioner guilty of Boy Scouts hammer threats
http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/Pensioner-guilty-of-Boy-Scouts.6089043.jp

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