99 entries in Electronics
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown La Lampe Sympatique lamp can be blown out with a tube even when tube is pointed to other direction
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 41
H. F. C. Suhr Das mysteriöse Lampen-Kunststück lamp under silk vanishes suddenly (silk collapses) and reappears in paper cylinder
Nov. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 3) 34
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on electric effects, other magazines, Melot Herrmann
Oct. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10) 159
Carl Willmann Das Verschwinden einer brennenden Petroleum-Lampe vanishing lit petroleum candle, using a fake strapped-on arm
July 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 104
Carl Willmann Der Hellseher der Neuzeit part three, electronic connection to medium on chair to give signals
Related to June 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 6) 92
Carl Willmann Die verschwindende Lampe credit information (H. C. F. Suhr given as creator for vanishing lamp trick), two improved methods
Oct. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 10) 156
Phantome Ein moderner Erfinder - 10. lamp goes out by itself, apparently flame but really electric light
Related to Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 10
Phantome Ein moderner Erfinder - 15. spectator sits on chair and gets electric shock
Related to Jan. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 1) 11
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die fliegende Lampe vanishing lit petroleum candle, reappears in a frame on a stand
Related to Mar. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 3) 42
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die fliegende Lampe second part of explanation
Related to Apr. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 4) 61
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die fliegende Lampe third part of explanation
Related to May 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 79
Robert Parrish The Flying Light Bulb bulb from lamp vanished, reappears lighted
1937 You'd be Surprised 59
Silent Mora The Vanishing Lamp
1938 Greater Magic 954
Joseph Ovette The Vanishing Lamp lamp on table, with assistant
1944 Tricks and Illusionettes 25
Herb Runge Iron Finger! stopping an electric fan with the thumb
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 73) 298
U. F. Grant Ding-Dong-Bell alarm clock rings to answer questions
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 3
Don Tanner Having Fun in Your Own Home ideas for a wireless microphone, transmitting conversation into next room
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 8
Jay Lillis No T.V. magician turns off television by concentration
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 228) 913
Ormond McGill The Human Aura making aura visible, with a lamp and black paper, optical illusion
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 4 14
Karrell Fox They're All Aces - Take a Card any card ideas and gags
  • Old Money (bill with beard)
  • Bedroom Eyes (beds on glasses)
  • Genii Weenie (hot dog from Aladin lamp)
  • Bounced (rubber check joke)
  • Candelabra (original way to light three matches on a matchbook)
  • Nose Nonsense (spoon on nose gag)
  • Fan Fun (fan gag)
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 311) 42
Leonard Austin Aladdin's Lamp production of a lamb
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 22
Harry G. Franke The Abacus and Eknarf small copy of selection appears on Abacus, repeated with different card, third card is found with small computer, deck is placed inside computer which switches it to a Brainwave deck
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 60
Calvin Thompson The Electronic Man with computer cards, number named only punched card, computer presentation, see p. 370 for idea by J.G. Thompson Jr.
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 71) 351
L. Vosburgh Lyons Add and Subtract number thing with desk calculator
June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 750
Stephen Minch Television Telekinesis television picture wiggles and splits with mind power
1975 Mind & Matter 41
Karl Fulves (3) Sea Chanty sound of sea out of shell or glass tumbler, electronics, no details given
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 6) 20
Karl Fulves (4) Raising Hell spectator feels someone choking him, apparently electronics, no details given
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 6) 21
Karl Fulves (5) Electronic Book Test on back of book a display shows which page is open, electronics, no details given
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 6) 21
Karl Fulves Electric Ink looking for normal looking metallic ink
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 7) 25
Karl Fulves (2) Vox Box spectator records something on cassette, spectator hears his voice from the cassette itself, electronics, posed as problem
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 11) 40
Karl Fulves Electronic Magic describing several electronic effects, see following items
Related to 1976 Interlocutor (Issue 6) 19
Karl Fulves The Possibilities Of CB stopping a card with CB broadcast technology, not much details
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 14) 52
Karl Fulves More Electronic Magic describing several electronic effects, see following items
Related to 1976 Interlocutor (Issue 11) 39
Karl Fulves (1) The Pencil That Remembers What It Writes after examining pencil, performer knows what was written with it, electronics, no details given
Related to 1976 Interlocutor (Issue 6) 20
Cy Endfield, Ricky Jay Tomorrows World electronic coding system, alphabet
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 6) 532
Karl Fulves, Don Nielsen Changing Slide Projections changing image that is projected right on the screen, posed as problem
Related to 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 24) 93
Karl Fulves Calculator Madness calculator as receiver and transmitter, putting it in a microwave
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 20) 75
Karl Fulves Cheap Radio Transmitters buying toys
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 27) 104
Christopher Morgan Computer Card Trick with introduction by Karl Fulves
computer program with which any selected card can be divined, program guesses color, suit, etc. correctly
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Computer Card Trick" (Christopher Morgan, On Computing, Fall 1979)
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 34) 132
Karl Fulves The Channel 5 Bet betting that one can set channel selector in such a way that when the tv set is turned on, it will not be tuned to channel 5
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 31) 121
Jim Snapp Brainiac Card Trick computer program with which any selected card can be divined, program guesses color, suit, etc. correctly
Inspired by 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 39) 153
Myriam Ruthchild Anatomy of A Compute Psychic - Part I
  • Applications for the Psychic
  • Hoy Outdone
  • But Every Coin Has Two Sides
  • Computer Courses
  • Available Programs
  • Don't Take Shortcuts
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 295) 1475
Myriam Ruthchild Anatomy of A Compute Psychic - Part II
  • Can You Afford One?
  • Selecting the Right Type
  • Presentation is Vital
  • Categorical Answers
  • Mail-Order Mentalism
  • Targeted Mailings for Bookings
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 297) 1485
Karl Fulves Electronic Brainwave a fingertip clip that monitors the spectator's heart rate is used to find out which Ace he is thinking of, $100 bet to get him going
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 118
Michael Powers Programmed Lie Detector computer program, trick performed by spectator with computer only, computer version of Aronson's Lie Sleuth
Inspired by 1983 Powerful Magic 45
Steve Beam Compu-Card computer reveals wrong card, selection is changed to match prediction, then computer cursor is moved magically, code to program it on the computer
Related to 1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 6) 94
Steve Beam Teleforce computer program reveals selection, with code
Related to 1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 6) 95
Steve Beam GIGO joke, code to unable people opening files
Related to 1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 6) 98
Karl Fulves Tell the Truth No. 53, performer knows which spectator holds a certain bill, television screen as secret mirror
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 92
Steve Beam A Computer Card Trick no title given, card found by computer program, code
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 262
Steve Beam Leftovers on Abbott's, Greg Bordner, Wayne Kyzer, Kaymar The Magician, patter for The Shrinking Glove, computer tricks
1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 17) 296
Steve Beam Cardtrik computer screen as slate, program code, see p. 351 for code correction
Inspired byRelated to 1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 18) 311
Karl Fulves Who Knocks? on interaction with screen, posed as problems
Related to 1988 Interlocutor (Issue 52) 260
Karl Fulves Resist electrical circuit problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 49) 218
Karl Fulves Juked Box jokebox is made to play songs not in the list, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 52) 261
Steve Beam Terminal Tricks cards on screen, spectator stops at a card, that card is removed from the computer / pulled from the screen, program code
Related to 1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 21) 362
Karl Fulves Sparky spark-plug releases sparks in hand, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 52) 261
Karl Fulves TVisual pulling pack of cigarette out of screen, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 47) 191
Karl Fulves Faxfiction three cards on fax machine, two exchanged, image sent, performer on other end names position of unchanged card
Inspired by 1989 Quick Card Tricks 22
Ben Harris Mirror Image Gag gag for fax, writing is printed in mirror image
1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 67
Ben Harris End Paper Gag gag for fax machine
1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 67
Ben Harris Blank Off Gag sending many blank pages via fax as gag
1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 68
Ben Harris MediFax Alert Gag gag, sending medical graph
1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 68
Ben Harris Million Dollar Gag fax gag, sending lottery winning notification
1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 70
Ben Harris Prologue: A Little Sadist-fax-ion on fax machines
1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 55
Ben Harris MentaFax photocopy of fifty-two cards with one reversed, freely thought-of card is missing
Inspired by 1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 59
Ben Harris Brain Scan number arrived at with procedure, a fax sent earlier predicts that number in an indirect way
1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 63
Michael Weber Just the Fax psychological test is faxed and answers predicted, psychological forces
1991 Life Savers 117
Karl Fulves Dream Machines on using a personal computer, macintosh
1993 Verbatim (Issue 2) 9
Karl Fulves The New Graphology computers that are able to recognize handwriting with stylus on tablet
1993 Verbatim (Issue 5) 36
Karl Fulves Remote Control "four psychic tricks" No. 2
remote control for television locked in transparent box, channel still changes
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 3) 30
Fantasio "Magischer Kassettenrekorder" electrical socket is drawn on pad and real cable plugged in, radio starts to play
1995 Fantasio 3
Karl Fulves Unsolved computer mouse starts moving along row of object and stops at selected item, posed as problem
1995 The Fine Print (Issue 2) 18
Alex Elmsley The Counter total of loose change is seen on computer screen, counter stops at exact amount
1996 Mouse Magic 19
Alex Elmsley The Other Card six cards are removed from a deck and five are inserted into the computer, computer program names remaining card
1996 Mouse Magic 22
Alex Elmsley The Fortune Teller spectator selects objects from lists on computer, eventually computer program shows a horoscope with the exact birthdate of spectator
1996 Mouse Magic 25
Alex Elmsley Thought Projection card is selected on computer screen, performer divines it after answering two questions posed by the computer program
1996 Mouse Magic 30
Alex Elmsley Inexplicable with computer program, programmed version of Vernon's "Trick that cannot be explained"
Inspired by 1996 Mouse Magic 33
Alex Elmsley Chapter 4 - Tuning the Tricks coding for altering the programs
1996 Mouse Magic 39
Alex Elmsley The Eye of the Mouse an object is freely chosen, picture appears on computer screen
1996 Mouse Magic 8
Alex Elmsley Tailpiece revealing a number typed into the calculator of a windows computer
1996 Mouse Magic 51
Alex Elmsley The Card in the Screen chosen card appears on computer screen
1996 Mouse Magic 14
Karl Fulves Just The Fax "Unsolved Mysteries"
photocopy of playing card mess faxed to medium who faxes back selection, posed as a problem
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 234
Martin Gardner Two Stunts
  • "Bronx cheer effect" with tv screen
  • tissue around end of tube, filled with salt, tissue cannot be broken
  • affecting television screen with magnet
1998 Underworld (Issue 7) 95
Karl Fulves Transmitter Problem transmitting the number of dealt cards via sound from another room, posed as problem
1998 Underworld (Issue 7) 96
David Berglas English Electric entire routine with a washing machine, signed shirt gets clean and funny bits with a spectator and a cat
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 212
David Berglas Creda Cookers magic with performer and person on TV-Screen, performer lights cigarette of man on screen etc. then person appears from TV, performed in 1963
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 199
David Berglas Regulite spectator thinks of an object on the table, then he holds to wires from a lamp and choses a light bulb and when concentrates on his object, the lamp lights up, eventually the object vanishes from the table and is fount inside the light bulb
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 109
Karl Fulves Arf "Problems"
keychain beeper to find hidden object, looking for other uses, posed as problem
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 257
Karl Fulves Fax Finding "Problems"
design duplication via fax, posed as a problem
2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 379
Chas. D. Willis M'Wave sliced grape put in microwave, it sparks
2006 Prolix (Issue 2) 83
Karl Fulves Pencil With Memory "Unexplained"
old pencil with memory idea, now really available as transmission pen, posed as a problem
Related to 2006 Prolix (Issue 2) 111
Karl Fulves Shred A Bill "Unexplained"
electric shredder that does not shred a bill, application search, posed as a problem
2006 Prolix (Issue 2) 111
Neal Thomas A Creature Was Stirring computer mouse on palm, suddenly the cursor jumps around, confederate with cell phone disturbs connection
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 13
Richard Kaufman Nintendo DS Master of Illusion on Nintendo's magic game
  • Vanishing Card (Solo Magic)
  • Mystic Breeze (Solo Magic)
  • Finger Yoga (Solo Magic)
  • Mystic Hand (Magic Show)
  • Funny Face (Magic Show)
  • Ghost Writer
Feb. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2) 48
Karl Fulves Machine That Thinks word "Confidential" written on a piece of paper, mixed with other papers, all put in copying machine, the "Confidential" paper will not be copied
2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 518
Tom Stone Light Bulb & Lampshade Idea
2010 Vortex 157
David Acer Dry Spell "Streeter #3"
deck thrown in clothes dryer, card comes out of lint trap
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 2003
2011 More Power to You 92
Paul Curry Don't Lie To Me (Computer) Magician and spectator get half the pack each, and either lie or say the truth about each card, computer can spot all the spectator's lies
Variations 2012 Magical Mathematics 65