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Del Ray Computer Card! An Authorized Version! Routine goes like this… A spectator shuffles and cuts a regular deck of cards. A card is freely selected. The performer gives the deck a shuffle and cut. The spectator is then asked to cut the deck into four piles. The computer deck is handed to the spectator who then places the deck on any pile. If nothing happens, the computer deck is placed on another pile. This continues until the deck comes to life. Lights flash, beeping sounds emanate from the deck and flashing random numbers appear. The sequence stops with a number. The computer deck is set aside and the spectator counts down to the specified number to reveal the selected card.
Features of the Del Ray Computer Deck: Modernized electronic design of circuit board with integrated circuit chips and micro surface mount electronic components. When the switch is turned on, the digital display briefly flashes the preset number as a visual reminder.
When unit is activated, the 18 second cycle audible and visual features include 4 bright red flashing LEDs, variable beeping sounds, double digital display flashes parallel rolling bars, and perpendicular rotating bars. Then, rapidly flashing random digits flash on the display panel, finally stopping on the preset number. The final displayed number corresponds to the selected card location in a pile and remains on until the deck is lifted off the pad.
The deck automatically resets for next performance when it is removed from the selected card pile. Items supplied with package. Full instructions with two routines and suggestions as well as technical information, are included in the six-page package. A DVD includes a performance with an audience, full instruction, on using the deck, and a brief history of the Del Ray computer deck.
The requirements are the ability to control a selected card to a preset number in a deck cards. This is usually between 4 and 9 cards from the bottom of the deck. An easy method is included in the instructions.
REVIEW by Andy Martin‘ – www.martinsmagic.com
MODERNIZED DEL RAY COMPUTER DECK BY BILL SPOONER – Stevens Magic
When your wife loves seeing a card trick you know you are onto a winner!
What I love about this effect is that it is simple to understand and direct to perform, and apart from having the card chosen and returned to the deck the spectator does all the handling and counting of the cards. The Computer Deck animations and sounds created by the amazing Bill Spooner are striking and precisely what you would imagine a real computer deck would look like. Bill has clearly thought through the creation of this wonderful deck and it shows. The circuit board is professionally engineered and works perfectly. Even the rechargeable battery can be replaced unlike so many other devices I’ve had over the years, but the battery seems to last for a very long time anyway.
The unit which I got from Stevens Magic, comes with printed and video instructions, which is so useful and rare these days and Bill goes into some detail about the performance and maintenance of the effect.
I have included a quick demo video just to show you the basic routine and I plan working on this and getting it out on the road this holiday season so hopefully I’ll get some live reactions captured, but based on my wife’s I am confident this is a real winner.
The effect is easy to do and I made one simple change to the routine to avoid any real delays or skill when setting up the deck. You only need to be able to control their chosen card to the top and the rest is simple and Bill provides two different methods. In the demo the card appears at position 8 in the deck, but the computer can be set to show any number between 00 and 31 which is perfect for repeat performances.
Highly Recommended for Performers who like to Entertain and Amaze everywhere.