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Tag: Electricity

Guy Plays Electric Guitar Through a Tesla Coil

Guy Plays Electric Guitar Through a Tesla Coil
A guitar and amp? Pffft! Real men play their electric guitar using Tesla coils. Musician and engineer Nabzim decided to attach his electric guitar to a handmade solid state Tesla coil using an audio interrupter schematic.…

Watch Some Drones Get Hit by Over a Million Volts

Watch Some Drones Get Hit by Over a Million Volts
Love or hate drones, I think we can all agree that watching them get zapped with over a million volts sounds like it would be pretty entertaining. It is. YouTube science geek Tom Scott took a…
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Researchers Power Small Electronics Using Wi-Fi: Clarkson Waves

Researchers Power Small Electronics Using Wi-Fi: Clarkson Waves
Your Wi-Fi router already brings you Netflix and cat pictures, but someday it might become even more important to your life. A group of researchers from the University of Washington were able to send energy from…

Pylon Appreciation Society: Aiur for Real?

Pylon Appreciation Society: Aiur for Real?
In this wide and populated world, every now and then I come across something that reminds me just how diverse people are. The Pylon Appreciation Society is one such thing. Founded by Flash Wilson Bristow in…

Nose-shaped Outlets Are Always Running (with Electricity)

Nose-shaped Outlets Are Always Running (with Electricity)
These electrical plugs look like noses, just in case you want some great big nostrils on your wall. These Hanaga Tap Nose Outlets from design firm ekoD Works will make your home look pretty damn weird.…

DIY Stun Glove: You Got the Touch! You Got the Power!

DIY Stun Glove: You Got the Touch! You Got the Power!
A couple of years ago we saw a pair of taser gloves made with everyday items. But both gloves had to be in contact with the target in order for them to deliver a shock. GreekGadgetGuru’s…

Disney Research Generates Electricity Inside Sheets of Paper

Disney Research Generates Electricity Inside Sheets of Paper
When you think of Disney, most typically think of animated movies and theme parks, but Disney also has a research arm that looks into all sorts of future technology. Researchers at Disney have created an interesting…

PediPower Converts Your Footsteps into Electricity

PediPower Converts Your Footsteps into Electricity
One thing everybody does is walk. You could drive a car or ride the bus to work or to school, but you’d still have to walk to do various stuff throughout your day. Now a group…

Dance Floor That Generates Electricity: Party Power

Dance Floor That Generates Electricity: Party Power
A Dutch company called Energy Floors has invented a product that turns club patrons into portable generators. The company’s Sustainable Dance Floors are tiles that generate electricity when they’re stepped on. It really makes me wonder…

VOTO Charger Turns Heat to Electricity: Promethe-Zeus

VOTO Charger Turns Heat to Electricity: Promethe-Zeus
The PowerPot and the BioLite stove seem like great ways to harness the heat from fire and turn it into electricity. But what if you already have a pot and a stove? A company called Point…

Homebrew Stun Baton: Dangerous DIY

Homebrew Stun Baton: Dangerous DIY
Are you a problem-solving field agent who refuses to use a gun to defend yourself? Or are you an Equalist looking to cover your subpar chi blocking skills? Then you’re as real as my readers. Badum-tish!…

MeterPlug Helps Monitor & Control Power Consumption: Who Meters the MeterPlug?

MeterPlug Helps Monitor & Control Power Consumption: Who Meters the MeterPlug?
Here’s one of the most clever uses of Bluetooth-enabled smartphones that I’ve ever seen. It’s called the MeterPlug, a Bluetooth device that plugs in between anything with a power cord and an AC outlet. Together with…

GM and ABB Create Uninterruptible Power Supply for Homes Using Old Volt Batteries

GM and ABB Create Uninterruptible Power Supply for Homes Using Old Volt Batteries
General Motors has announced that it has teamed up with a company called ABB to come up with away to use the batteries inside of the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle after they’re no longer…

Tesla Coil Fight: Two Men Enter, Two Men Get Electrocuted

Tesla Coil Fight: Two Men Enter, Two Men Get Electrocuted
I’ve seen some pretty awesome videos involving Tesla coils over the years, but I have to say this is my new favorite. This video was captured at the recent Belfast Festival at Queens, Ireland, and it…

LG Chem Invents Cable-Like Batteries: Pliable Power

LG Chem Invents Cable-Like Batteries: Pliable Power
While most of us are looking forward to a wireless future, I think we can all make an exception for this new cable. Developed by the geniuses at LG Chem, this lithium ion battery is thin,…

Hack a Day’s Drone Delivers a Shocking Surprise

Hack a Day’s Drone Delivers a Shocking Surprise
Hey Range, you wished for a weapon-equipped quadrotor drone right? Hack a Day has served as your genie. The folks who run the site managed to modify a Parrot AR.Drone to deliver a shock on contact.…
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