In the mid 90s I played around with incorporating electronics into magic. Anverdi had a great idea where a box would close just before a spectator selected card could be placed inside it. I didn't like the mechanics of his box, which was a box for two decks where one half was used for the electronics and the other half for the actual action. The sliding lid of the box would slowly close. Here is a video for the original Anverdi box:
After I read Anverdi's book I could build the variation...
Al Mann was a prolific writer who published in excess of 100 manuscripts primarily on mentalism. All the Al Mann products we have for sale on Lybrary.com can be found on the Al Mann author page. Since we have already sold out of many of his manuscripts the list there is not complete. As we sell out more and more it will further shrink. To help Al Mann collectors complete their collection I am listing below all the manuscripts and books that are known to me. It is easily possible that I am missing one or the other....
IntroductionIf you have been struggling with making your own gaffed cards, printing your own deck of cards, or if you always wanted to put uncle Joe's face where the Jack of Spades is, then now this has become a lot easier and cheaper than ever before. The method I will describe here results in cards that are identical in look and feel to regular USPCC cards. And the best of all of this is that you can do this for a few cents per card right at home. ...