Arc Attack wows Maker Faire crowds

One of the hands-down crowd favorites at this year’s Bay Area Faire was Arc Attack, a pair of musical Tesla coils, accompanied by a human band, and lots of twisting, branching arcs of half-a-million volts of electricity that the show’s MC orchestrates from within a Faraday suit. In other words, wholesome family entertainment, Maker Faire style!

Here’s a short video of a performance, captured by fairgoer LukeTheObscure.


Arc Attack at the 2010 Maker Faire

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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