Tesla coils

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Tesla coil from tesladownunder

Today 150 years ago Nicola Tesla was born – a well-known electrical engineer, physicist and ……finally mad scientist. Consequently he is praised by Berlin media artists who have a party tonight in his name at Tesla.

Last not least Tesla is famous for his Tesla coils. If you are ever in the Deutsche Museum in Munich never miss the heavy current electricity show. I have to admit I probably saw it at least 10 times by now (…starting in early childhood). So I can understand that people want to to build their own coil in their backyard. Australian backyards seem to be big enough to go for the challenge, at least I found the above image on that impressing tesladownunder site. If you dont have a back yard then a small coil does it too – as can be watched here:

One Response to “Tesla coils”

  1. randform » Blog Archive » Frozen records Says:

    [...] Last Friday and Saturday at Tesla: Claudia Märzendorfers Frozen Records. Frozen Records are made of ice. They are moulds of Vinyl singles. Each frozen record plays music for about 10 min. One can play a record usually only twice then the ice is getting too warm, i.e. the records looses its form and can’t function anymore as a medium. The water from the ice runs down the record player and one can only step into the rests. [...]

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