X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Kinect Hacked to Control Tesla Coils

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

I am starting to think that there is no end to what a geek with some ingenuity and a Kinect can’t hack. Some geeks at MakerFaire over in the UK got bored and ran across a dude that had built some Tesla coils. They talked the Tesla builder into allowing them to hook up the Kinect to his coils.

kinect_tesla_coil_hack

The hack was a true team effort, with Brightarcs providing the tesla coils, and Tom Wyatt and the London Hackspace team putting together the Kinect part. The finished product watches for the person’s motion and allows the control of the Tesla coils to be done based on the movement of their hands. Move one hand and only the coil on that side discharges, move both and they both discharge. Check out the video to see how cool this really is:

I had no idea Tesla coils were that loud. This is so awesome, I would have pretended to be the evil Emperor shooting lightning from his hands screaming “Then Die, Skywalker!” right before Darth Vader tossed him off the bridge.

[via Adafruit]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:
No items found.



Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

Elders React to Die Antwoord

Elders React to Die Antwoord

Cell Phone Sandstorm

Cell Phone Sandstorm

Ford RS Adrenaline Academy to Teach Focus RS Drivers on Track

Ford RS Adrenaline Academy to Teach Focus RS Drivers on Track

Mazda RX-9 Rotates Its Wankel for 2020 Launch

Mazda RX-9 Rotates Its Wankel for 2020 Launch

Real Robots React To Morgan Trailer

Real Robots React To Morgan Trailer

Kotobukiya Ultimate Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue

Kotobukiya Ultimate Spider-Man ARTFX+ Statue

Advertisement