An Architect Wants To Retrofit This London Power Plant With Tesla Coils

A few weeks ago, the design mag Dezeen reported on a lecture by the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels at the Royal Academy in London. During the lecture, Ingels nonchalantly described a plan to turn an aging power station’s smokestacks into tesla coils—if only London would let him. » 8/03/15 6:20pm 8/03/15 6:20pm

High-Energy Guru Is Building the World's Biggest Tesla Coils

You don't have a Tesla coil? And you call yourself a mad scientist. You should take a lesson from electrical engineer Greg Leyh and build yourself a pair of 118-footers. That'll show those fools who laughed at you in evil medical school, that will show them all!!! MUAHAHAHAHA!! *Lightning Crash* » 11/22/11 11:30am 11/22/11 11:30am

This Kinect Hack Puts Supervillan Electricity At Your Fingertips

When you've got hacked Kinect and two Tesla coils at your disposal, you're just an evil cackle away from being a fully credentialed evil genius. The 50Hz-200Hz coils here have been rigged to respond to your (sinister) hand movements, giving you the illusion of pure madness. Or just nicely accentuates the madness… » 3/14/11 2:40pm 3/14/11 2:40pm

Hi Volt Antivirus Brings Unorthodox Safety Measure to Your Lappie

We've seen awesome Tesla coil art many times before, and the latest addition to the catalog is no exception. With Christmas decorations, a vehicle anti-theft device and allied soldiers all getting the Tesla treatment, it was only a matter of time before the humble laptop entered into the realms of electrical… » 4/06/08 10:00pm 4/06/08 10:00pm

Cordless Drill Modded to Become a Tesla Coil

I like me some tesla coils, so it's no wonder that I'm a fan of a power drill modded into a tesla coil. Sure, it's not playing the Mario Bros theme or playing out a scene from Red Alert, but it's still cool in my book. Who cares that a perfectly good drill was made that much less useful? It's cool. [ TechEBlog via … » 12/13/07 6:10pm 12/13/07 6:10pm