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Maker Faire veterens ArcAttack recently persuaded Grant Imahara to enjoy one of their really high-voltage tunes from within an oh-so-cozy Faraday cage – looks like good times to me! [Thanks, Joe!]

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Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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  1. theophrastus says:

    very cool and no mistaking it.

    yet i’ve always wondered about the ozone concentration that one is breathing during such an impressive performance. “…Even very low concentrations of ozone can be harmful to the upper respiratory tract and the lungs…blahblahblah”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozone#Safety_regulations

    1. RocketGuy says:

      Due to the high temperatures of the arc, most the ozone is destroyed as soon as it’s formed. If one makes a glow type discharge however, the UV apparently allows for the formation of ozone far enough away that it’s cool enough to survive.

      I’m wondering if there is any sort of secondary radiation from the faraday cage when it’s hit. Or inductive re-radiance or fields that are created by the strike?

      -RG

  2. Mike says:

    Oh, ARC attack.
    Got it.

  3. big body small brain says:

    should have done mythbusters theme song

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