Tesla Coil

The Man Who Makes Lightning on Demand

The Man Who Makes Lightning on Demand

Electrical engineer Greg Leyh is no stranger to high voltage. He invites it, measures it, and controls it.

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Noble Gases Turn into a Light Up Rainbow with a Tesla Coil

Noble Gases Turn into a Light Up Rainbow with a Tesla Coil

A Tesla coil is the only thing powering these glass tubes filled with noble gasses, creating a glowing rainbow.

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360° Video Drops You Onstage with Musical Tesla Coils

Watch Arc Attack like you’re on stage at Maker Faire Austin with this 360° video. The group uses giant Tesla coils to make music.

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Physicists Rebuilding the Tesla Tower for Planetary Energy Transmission

Physicists Rebuilding the Tesla Tower for Planetary Energy Transmission

A team of Russian physicists want to revisit Tesla’s greatest unrealized plan, update it with modern technology, and try to make his theoretical world-wide wireless power transmission system a reality.

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Sin City Welcomes Makers Tomorrow

Sin City Welcomes Makers Tomorrow

Does what you make in Las Vegas stay in Las Vegas?

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DIY Hacks & How To’s: Chainmail

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Chainmail

Chainmail can do more than just protect you from sharp objects. It can also protect you from high voltage electricity. Many people who work with Tesla coils use chainmail as a kind of wearable faraday cage. A great example of this is the band ArcAttack. They use solid state Tesla coils to play music. The performers on stage are able to safely get struck by lightning from the Tesla coils because the metal suits redirect the electricity around their bodies. In this project, I am going to give you a basic introduction to the art of making chainmail.

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