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tinyTesla Desktop Musical Tesla Coil: Electric Cutie

by Lambert Varias

Last year we checked out oneTesla’s DIY Tesla coil kit for electronics experts. The students-turned-entrepreneurs are now back with tinyTesla, a smaller DIY kit aimed at middle and high school students.

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Aside from teaching children basic electronics skills and principles, the tinyTesla was designed to play music. It has a USB port and a MIDI port, so you can control it either through music software on your computer or with a MIDI instrument.

If you need to get the Nyan Cat theme out of your head, here’s the tinyTesla playing the popular circus song Entry of the Gladiators:

Pledge at least $149 (USD) on Kickstarter to get a tinyTesla DIY kit as a reward. There’s also a $349 pledge tier for the oneTesla TS, a bigger version of the tinyTesla.

Comments (1):

  1. Charlie says:

    Way cool! I’ve got to get one– and they just added SD card support and potential Bluetooth support if they make their stretch goal. They’re still selling some of their first kits, it seems, on their website (

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