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Now that's a Tesla Coil

Here's one for C&C fans and budding mad scientists alike.

No CGI or compositing involved - just some string and wire to direct and extending the range of the sparks from a genuine tesla coil, many hours of preparation, and a 17 second exposure :)



Backstory here, link courtesy of alaryn.

ETA - I should also mention that the site linked also covers a lot of other escapades, featuring high voltages, extreme magnetic fields, lasers and a couple of rail guns :-)

Comments

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kae_dash
Nov. 7th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
That is a whole lotta Cool!!! *hehe*
shrydar
Nov. 8th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
Indeed :) Now all we need is some rubber boots and some fight chory..
kae_dash
Nov. 8th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
Have thought about it many times!! *grins*
capnoblivious
Nov. 8th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
That site is unbelievably fucking awesome.
shrydar
Nov. 8th, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
It's pretty inspiring. Now where did I put those tesla coil instructions..
capnoblivious
Nov. 8th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
I'm more a tesla appreciator, myself. :)
shrydar
Nov. 8th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
*grin*

In practise, so am I. I lugged a motor from a photocopier all the way to England and back before I was brave enough to plug it into the mains. Once. And my tesla plans have been sitting on my shelves since some time around 1983.
monsterlove
Nov. 8th, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
Yowsa. I want one of those.
shrydar
Nov. 8th, 2007 08:20 am (UTC)
Hell yeah.

Though it probably breaks a shitload of ACMA regulations ;-)
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