Building The World's First Lightning-Proof MIDI Guitar

The folks of ArcAttack—a crazy group of performers who use singing tesla coils to create incredible melodies—have built a lightning-proof guitar for a performance on America's Got Talent. They've decided to tell us how they constructed the instrument and how it works: » 8/20/10 12:20am 8/20/10 12:20am

ArcAttack: America's Next Pop Sensation? Or Mainstream Music Machine…

A study in incongruity: ArcAttack, the Tesla-coil playing musical act adored by geeks everywhere, rocking out for Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, and That British Guy Who Isn't Simon Cowell on America's Got Talent. But something else is amiss... » 6/03/10 10:20pm 6/03/10 10:20pm

Playing the Dr. Who Theme With Millions of Volts of Electricity

ArcAttack graced us with their musical Tesla coils—and an entertaining interview—at last year's Gizmodo Gallery. And as impressed as we were with their performance then, I'm downright giddy that they've added the Dr. Who theme to their repertoire. » 5/27/10 8:20pm 5/27/10 8:20pm

Create Your Own Tesla Coil Musical With the ArcAttack Emulator

If you visited the Giz Gallery this year, you might have witnessed the electrifying (and slightly terrifying) musical spectacle that is ArcAttack. Well, now they have an emulator on their website that allows you to make music of your own. » 11/03/09 6:40pm 11/03/09 6:40pm

Gizmodo Gallery: The Final Video


Hey, here's a final final video from Gizmodo Gallery, which is still on my mind. I wish it was a year round thing! But there's always Giz Gallery 2010. [Gizmodo Gallery] » 10/13/09 1:45pm 10/13/09 1:45pm

Gizmodo Gallery: Thank You and Good Night (Til 2010)

Gallery ended a week ago. I have no excuse for posting this Thanks/Closing post til now. Except that I just recovered from my Pancake Hangover. And never got tired of them. Just a little diabetic. » 10/06/09 6:10pm 10/06/09 6:10pm

ArcAttack: Lightning-Proof Musicians Share Their Tesla Coil Secrets

When Nikola Tesla invented his coil in 1891, he probably never imagined the ominous structures taking the place of the violin or French horn. But with time, anything's possible. Music trio ArcAttack adds its own spin to Tesla's dream machine. » 9/25/09 2:20pm 9/25/09 2:20pm

At Gizmodo Gallery 09: Singing Tesla Coils

Don't pretend like you're too cool for lightning. Especially lightning that makes music. This is why you'll want to hop the first train out to Giz Gallery '09 and check out the mindblowing singing Tesla coils we'll have on display. » 9/18/09 3:57pm 9/18/09 3:57pm