The SmokeGENIE is a battery-powered, pocketable smoke machine that its creators say is one-tenth the dimensions of a typical smoke machine however can match the output.
SmokeGENIE is the creation of Sensible Magic and Improvements (PMI) based mostly in Hong Kong and based in 2021 by Kelvin Chow, Peter Zhao, and Micky Wong. The creators say that they needed to create a tool that’s able to including smoke or atmospheric haze to a scene with no need caustic supplies or a large machine. The corporate claims its system can actually make a stationary cloud within the sky without having for particular results.
The corporate says that the “smoke” that’s produced by the system is thicker than the smoke produced by customary smoke machines and is able to making a cloud keep within a jar for a brief time period. Additionally it is so viscous that it’s “pourable” and can seem to even “stick” to a topic for a short while.
The system was born out of a want to make creating smoke to be used in images and filmmaking not solely simpler to deploy however much more nice to work with. The workforce began by wanting on the capabilities of vaping gadgets earlier than constructing their very own customized software that doesn’t have the overheating and explosive points that consumer-level vape pens can have when overtaxed whereas is also able to making a a lot thicker, longer-lasting smoke impact.
PMI additionally claims that it’s far much less dangerous than what is often used within the business. As a substitute of utilizing dangerous chemical substances, the workforce selected a glycerin-based resolution that smells “nice” and is non-toxic. When requested in regards to the security of glycerin smoke, Chow tells PetaPixel that whereas it has not been examined particularly for vaping, it has been examined extensively for theatrical use.
“Glycerin has been examined for security at the least 56 instances by the Nationwide Institute for Occupational Security and Well being (NIOSH)8,” he says, and pointed to a Wikipedia page that lists use instances for glycerin-based smoke.
“These assessments embody toxicity testing, eye irritation, and pores and skin irritation. On prime of the truth that this method being safer, our machine has a built-in temperature management that will cease the machine earlier than it overheats and ensures no dangerous chemical could be produced,” he says.
“We definitely wouldn’t suggest our person to straight inhale the smoke from the machine, as this isn’t what we constructed the machine for. However in response to our analysis, glycerin smoke truly could be a safer alternative compares to conventional fog machines,” he concludes.
The capabilities of the pocket-sized smoke machine are clearly illustrated within the firm’s Kickstarter video under:
Under are a couple of nonetheless photographs that make the most of the SmokeGENIE:
The PMI workforce equates the SmokeGENIE to an digital smoke bomb that’s simpler to regulate and gives a way more steady smoke that lasts longer. As well as, it has a setting that permits it to create long-lasting atmospheric haze results. At its lowest smoke output setting, the SmokeGENIE’s battery permits it to repeatedly function for about 300 minutes. At its highest setting, it will probably output for about 40 minutes. One full nine-milliliter tank of glycerin will final for greater than quarter-hour of steady output earlier than it must be refilled.
The corporate says that the SmokeGENIE could be operated by hand or remotely with a controller and could be outfitted with one in all a number of totally different adapters for various results: customary, haze adapter, precision nozzle, or a liquid or dry ice impact nozzle.
The corporate says that the creation of smoke is instantaneous and requires no ready or boiling time to take impact and can cling within the air for 10 to fifteen minutes in a ventilated room when dissipated with a haze fan, and as much as 45 minutes in a room with out energetic air flow.