Sunday, December 23, 2012

Motorcar Division Facilities

Flimflam Lab's new motorcar division has just completed it's new shop and assembly building. The Lowrider inside is about to get a rebuild on it's drive train.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Back in the Studio

The Screamin' Babyheads have been revived for another recording session live from the Caliente Performance Center. Their music would make a wonderful gift if it was available. Anyone seen the Lab's CFO?

Flimflamobile 2013

Introducing the Flimflamoble 2013. It is still in development but won't change much except the color scheme soon to be added. Among it's many features include the interchangeable accessory dock and radio control. Might nix the added propeller drive.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Flimflam Lab has decided to turn the Performance Chamber which is the temporary home of THEGIANTBRAIN into "The Little Chamber of Alternative Healing". It should be open after the first of the year.

New museum wall

Flimflam Lab's traveling medicine show's healing devices are now on the wall of the museum at the Marcos Caliente Performance Center. Next to them are pieces of art from the Spirit Canyon Designs' collection.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Screamin' Babyheads are now the house band at the Caliente Performance Stage at Jack Mountain Outpost located on the grounds of Flimflam Laboratories.  Pictured here is the band before their semi-permanent installation.

Monday, September 03, 2012


Introducing "Slice", our latest member of the band freshly reconditioned and out of rehab. Slice is an updated version of the musical (singing) hand saw.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Additions made

The Horn section, RC platform division has two new additions. The tuba has been moved on board and the new railroad horn. They will go on a test run at Dorkbot-Nerd Nite event Sept 12th in the ND Space in east Austin. We will attempt to be quiet.

Friday, August 24, 2012


135 dBs of ear splitting sounds are produced from the Screamin' Babyheads' horn section just mounted on a faux steam powered radio controlled platform. More additions coming soon.


 We just moved some of the percussion section that are mounted on our interchangeable platform system to the stage for a sound check. Included here are a head banging tom, cymbal, snare, frame drum, and castanet.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


It's about ready to hit the road to It is a bogus steam/electric powered digital controlled pipe organ/calliope. It will be included in Professor Conrad's Old Time Medicine Show featuring the Screaming Babyheads Band sponsored by Flimflam Laboratories.

Monday, August 06, 2012


After three years +, the keyboard playing Rockin' Ravin has passed through phase one and is now ready to perform. The last technician to have his hands on it was Vern Graner. His hands appearer in the lower left. More exciting features to be added in phase two.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


The Hurt Brothers, a trumpet trio, just joined The Screamin' Babyheads Band. Obviously, they are air powered.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Command Control Center

The Labs IT master technician, Vern Graner, is developing the Command Control Center which will help me (Professor Conrad) control just about damn nearly everything. Also to be included in the CCC is this audio module which has two SOUNDGIN
boards and six seperate audio recording boards. We will also rock you.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


The Maestro aka SB Overloard, has been promoted as the director/arranger of the Screamin' Babyheads. Armed with a baton and taser, we expect a very cooperative band.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Yet another

Tab the tuba player just made it out of rehab and is now in the band. It was playing an interpretation of "Asleep in the Deep" during the photo shoot.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Live tonight at Snipples Lounge will be Rodney and The Tickler. Snipples is located on the grounds of Flimflam Laboratories and it is a place that lets you nurse your beers and provides free fried collard greens.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


We jammed the Gianormous Grand Piano onto Stage 2 at the Caliente Performance Center at Flimflam Laboratories for "The Tickler", a virtuoso keyboardist. It will be our first artist to appear on the stage tonight.

Monday, July 02, 2012


We have been thinking about restoring the lab's Mayan pyramid along with the Mother Earth Turtle and include them in the "It's the end of the World as we Know it" fall tour of the Screamin" Babyheads on Professor Conrad's Traveling Medical Show. Included in the photo is SB Overlord and Deafanator.

The Low and High End

The two together, Deafanator ( 6' tall Organ pipe) and Ricardo ( organ/recorders), the Screamin' Babyheads will drive you from your seats.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Slide Trombone

One more addition to the horn section. SBh-17

Recorder Pipe Organ

A robo-monkey blows the notes while two robo-arachnids cover the holes. A trainee watches from atop. The organ will be a nice addition to the band.

Saturday, June 23, 2012


While potential SBh band members are auditioning, the lab's social director has begun the first rehearsal of the yet to be named geek tragedy at the Caliente Performance theater's stage two.

Horn Section

SBh horn section is taking shape. L-R, Saxton, Blastmatic, Fourlips, and Satch. Need a trombone player next.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Four singers made it out of rehab and practice together for their auditions. L to R are Slips, Flying Bird Brainbot, Screamata and Blasto.


So far six pieces of the percussion section have made it out of rehab and are awaiting audition.

New rehab. members

The band gets larger: Name- Bone Picker (SBh-10), instrument- walking dead bass, action- rocks back and forth, feature- 2 in 1. Also Robostella on floor tom.


The lab has been successfully fracking the limestone formation under the facilities thus driving rogue Biomechanicals to the surfice for capture. We are educating, rendering them harmless, and then putting them into the Screamin' Babyheads Band rehabilitation program.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Two more rogue Biomechanicals have been refurbished, rendered harmless, and placed in the SBh line up. Their position is yet to be determined.


Screamata, the founding member of the Screamin' Babyheads Band has just been captured and is undergoing rehabilitation.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Introducing Slips

The lab just reconditioned one of the captured rogue Biomechanical and will place it in the band as a backup singer. It has been given the name Slips. All band members have been rendered harmless and all evil memories and training wipe out.

Stage within a stage

We have just built a portable multipurpose stage. It can be used just for product display, puppet and marionette shows, Biomechanical safety education programs and much more. It's home base is on the Caliente Performance Stage.

FBBb 2.0

The lead singer of the SBhs has a new day job at the lab's performance stage. It has been converted into the Flying Bird Brainbot. It's duties include keeping order on stage during the day.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Flimflam Productions

Flimflam Productions was created as the PR branch for the lab. They have created our road show. Pictured here are some of our lab punks including a film crew from Smith Creek Studios at a recent appearance in Austin Texas.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Back on the Road

The Lab's road show goes to Lubbock April 28th to the Mini Maker Faire at Texas Tech. This time we will bring the Flying Bird Brainbot on it's terrestrial radio controlled platform

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

SXSW Interactive

The Lab's mobile unit, Professor Conrad's Medical Show, made an appearance during SXSW Interactive last Tuesday.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Exciting Dioxahol Products!

We are so excited about the new Dioxahol products created by Lab tech #308. Enlarge the photos to get the whole scoop.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

'bout ready to roll

 The lab's medicine wagon is about ready with the Gianormous Brainbot onboard to make it's debut. Professor Conrad's GREAT-MONTEBANK Traveling Medical Exposition with debut with plenty of samples of Dioxohol and it's derivatives. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Up and Running Again

The new improved satellite dish was just erected this morning next to the newly dedicated Otto Kolmeier Communication Center at the lab. We are now again able to communicate with our remote traveling stations at lightning speed. 5G perhaps.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Yummm! Pictured here, Professor Conrad makes sure the first Invitro-ribs produced in the lab were no longer alive before placing them on the grill. They were delicious.