This 4th, Skip the Crowds and Design Your Own Fireworks Display

This 4th, Skip the Crowds and Design Your Own Fireworks Display

Sonia Zjawinski
Jul 2, 2009
We love the 4th of July for its BBQs and outside fun, but we're not big fans of fireworks. It's not that we don't dig pyrotechnics, we just don't dig rushing to the waterfront to stand like sardines with the rest of Brooklyn to see the show. If we lived in the country and got to lay in the grass with just a few hundred people rather than a few thousand, that would be a different story.

This year we're thinking of turning on the Mac Mini plugged into our 42-inch LCD and busting out this fireworks screen saver.

The Mac and Windows friendly screen saver is designed by Terence M. Welsh. You control every aspect of Skyrocket, including how much smoke fires out of the rockets, how long the smoke stays on screen, wind speed, star density, how loud you want not just the explosions, but the sizzle sound as the rockets shoot up towards the sky to be, as well as camera angles, and what other animations are on screen (moon, clouds, the city below).

Download here.

(Screen Grabs: Really Slick)

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