*MythBusters Needs Volunteers*
*THE STORY – Archimedes Death Ray*
*Because it’s been so popular with our viewers, this will be our third
attempt at a story called Archimedes Death Ray.
The myth is that the Roman army defended themselves from invading Greek
ships by lining the shores with 300 soldiers. But these soldiers did not
use conventional warfare. By using their mirrored shields to focus the
sun’s rays at the invading ships they could, the myth alleges, set the
invading ships on fire and save the city.
*WHAT WE NEED*
* 300- 350 Volunteers to operate mirrors for the one day of
experiment (engineering and science backgrounds preferred)
* We would require volunteers to be 18 years or older and to
Pre-register with us prior to the experiment date by email.
* All volunteers would be required to sign a Participant Release
* Experiment will take place in September (date still to be determined).
* Volunteers will need to be available from 9am to 7pm and would
have to bring their own lunch and transport themselves to the
location (similar to going to an outdoor concert). Possible
locations include the Greek Theater, Oyster Point Marina or
* We'll supply volunteers with a MythBusters T-shirt, a signed
autograph card and possibly a group photo with Jamie and Adam.
*HOW TO GET INVOLVED*
Send and email to: myths_volunteers@...
Please provide Full Name, Age and Contact Information
Please write [*MythBusters - Death Ray*] in the subject header.
MythBusters will then follow up and contact them with more details very
-David E. Calkins
SFSU Robotics Engineering and Robotics Outreach
President, RoboGames / Robotics Society of America
Silicon shall replace Carbon.
The revolution will be automated.