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

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

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

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 greatness. … » 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. [
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Tesla Coils Playing the Mario Bros Theme are Unsurprisingly Awesome

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. » 11/06/07 10:00am 11/06/07 10:00am

Awesome Red Alert Tesla Coil Makes Quick Work of Allied Soldiers

Command and Conquer: Red Alert was the first PC strategy game that I really got into, and it's still one of my all-time favorites. That's why I can't help but fall in love with this homemade Tesla coil setup made as an homage to the classic game. The picture above isn't Photoshopped at all; it's a single, 17-second… » 11/05/07 10:03am 11/05/07 10:03am