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.
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.
Aside from teaching children basic electronics skills and principles, the tinyTesla was designed to play music.
If Thor’s Mjolnir hammer wasn’t bad enough on its own, the heavyweight hammer is also capable of summoning lightning from the heavens. Caleb over at Hack A Day thought about this and decided he needed his own electrified Thor’s hammer.
Tesla coils are one of scientists’ go to tool for making science appealing to kids. As if producing your own lightning wasn’t enough, tesla coils can also be used to produce music by pulsing its sparks at appropriate frequencies.
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 involves a couple of dudes going all Raiden on each other, firing bolts of electricity at one another.
Christmas trees haven’t changed much in decades, but this innovative Christmas tree blows all of the others away, thanks to the use of a Tesla coil.
Peter Terren made a similar tree two years ago, but he upped the ante this year with a 30-foot tree using a Tesla coil.
And some people think junk is just, well, junk. But to the more visionary among us, that junk could be anything. Anything. Even a Tesla coil, if you’re innovative enough.
This DIY Tesla coil was built entirely from items found in the garbage.