Simple Tesla turbine made out of CDs housed in a plastic CD “cake box” disc pack. Several different experiments are tried, using air, water, magnets, no magnets, saw blade attachment(!), etc. See the other videos on the YouTube link.

Revin’ Up the Tesla CD Turbine II With Magnetic Disc Pack – [via] Link


  • HOW TO – Build a 15,000 rpm Tesla Turbine using hard drive platters – Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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