The universe in your living room: Sega Toys Homestar Flux

How does a science fiction writer best prepare for work? By looking into the universe, of course! Right now, however, it’s not very cozy outside at night, when the curtain has been raised for the universe’s spectacular show, so I bought myself the less-than 200 dollar home planetarium Homestar Flux.

The device comes in well-designed packaging. In addition to the projector, you also receive a USB power cord (handy, because then you can also operate the projector from portable power banks), a small manual, and two “Star Discs.” They look similar to Mini-DVDs, but they are actually thin plastic discs that work like good, old slides. The projector’s lamp shines through the discs and the planetarium’s optics shines everything beautifully all over the ceiling and walls

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