Jul 4, 2017
Robert Veline, Astro Pyrotechnics
The July/August 1987 issue of ST-Log magazine has an article
by Matthew Stern called "Atari
Sets Off Fireworks!
" It features an interview with Robert
Veline of Astro Pryrotechnics, a California-based fireworks
company. I'll read some snippets from the article. ...
I found Robert — who is still in the pyrotechnics industry
today — to get more of the story. This interview took place on June
Thanks to Wade at the 1632 Atari ST PodcaST for pointing me to
the article in ST-Log magazine.
After our interview, Robert sent me pictures of his
Atari-based firing box -- as well as all of the software for
running it, the assembly language source code, Old Mother Hubbard's
GCHIP Cook Book, his fireworks simulation software, and more.
Teaser quote: "We did have one or two shows where you plugged
the box in and turned it on -- and it was a 10-second show."