The Raincloud Magic Switchboard
The effect… There are four switches and four light bulbs, four different colors of each. The switches are wired up one to each light bulb. When one switch is closed, it lights up the bulb that is connected to it. A basic electrical circuit, but then the magic happens. When you rearrange the light bulbs, the same color switch still turns the same color light on even though they are not connected.
This has always been one of the more fascinating effects in magic, but it also always had a problem. How is watching different switches light up different lights amazing when the spectator has a phone in their pocket that can do anything? Most people don’t understand electricity anyway, and it’s “magic” to them already. That’s why this version is made to look like a Junior High School Science Fair Project. This version first teaches the conductivity of electricity and electron flow, then it demonstrates the magic effect. With this version, ordinary people can understand the trick, and it’s fully examinable and will not work for anyone else.