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.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you sent a metal-cage-enclosed quadrotor soaring between two Tesla coils? Of course you have. And here lies your answer in all its highly dangerous, lightning-spewing, nightmare-inducing glory.
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*
Insane. There's no other adjective that can describe this mad project. A mad project that is perfectly doable: two 10-story Tesla Coil towers separated by 260 feet. They will be capable of unleashing the energy of natural lightnings.
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…
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...
I hope Santa's careful around Peter Terren's Christmas tree, because it's a Tesla coil with some color filters set up to make all the sparks, zaps, and electric arcs look oh-so-pretty. Yes, it's oh-so-pretty and oh-so-potentially-deadly.
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.
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.
Meet Peter Terren. Inspired by the The Thinker, he set out to recreate that classic sculpture using electricity, wire caging, a conductive foil suit, and a death wish. Can't forget the death wish.
Zaps from tesla coils sound like old school synthesizers, so they're the perfect instrument of delivery for 8-bit video game and geek anthems. Plus, lightning.
If you didn't think Star Wars Tesla Coil music even had multiple levels of greatness, I give you this: a guy conducting the Imperial March with Palpatine zaps from his fingers.
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…
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 …
I'm as surprised as you are that this is the second video-game-themed Tesla coil post I'm doing in as many days, but this is too cool to pass up. These two Tesla coils are playing the original Mario Bros theme song - and there are no speakers involved.