Like the beloved Doctor, I am bumping back and forth in time. I shot the video on June 28, 2013 at the Kansas City Maker Faire. Semi-fascinating detail: the video jumps in the first thirty seconds. Electrical resonance is an interesting thing. The vertical posts on one of those small crowd control barriers was aligned with the coils. They were toasty and tingly. The people leaning on the horizontal top rail didn't notice a thing.
Through the miracle of Blogger scheduling, I'm writing this blog entry on August 17, 2012. Really, is it possible to plan Tesla Day too far in advance?
Here in August of 2012, what reminded me about this was an article in the Guardian UK about a fund drive to buy the famous Wardeclyffe property. Agfa film spent millions cleaning up the toxic mess left by a company it had acquired. It is on the market and the owner of The Oatmeal website is leading a Kickstarter drive.
Fast forward to June 30, 2012...
It happened! The Oatmeal indeed raised enough money to purchase the property and have some seed money left for a museum.
Here are some photos of Tesla coil awesomeness to tide us over until next year. Get yourself to an area Maker Faire or hacker space. You will not regret it! The full photo album live on my Google+ account. Join, Plus1 and share. It is a pretty groovy place; especially for the photo inclined.
|The name of this band is Arc Attack.|
|15kW and 600,000 Volts of pure, high frequency Tesla goodness. The streamers on this design travel around ten feet.|
|If you want to enter Arc Attack's Faraday cage, you have to promise to dance. In their words: "Dance, cage monkeys, dance!"|
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