Brian Turner and his motley crew of Space Pirates pose in their garage with their solar-powered climber.
The Space Pirates align their mirror array to replicate an Archimedes Death Ray.
A large prototype of Frank Polifka's homemade Windhexe, a.k.a. "Tornado in a Can."
Frank and Ruth Polifka standing in front of the large Windhexe.
Frank Polifka loads whole wheat into a smaller version of the Windhexe.
The pulverized wheat turns into flour after going through the "tornado in a can."
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