Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The lightning makes pretty music!

Sure, tesla coils are cool when they just shoot lightening. They are about a million times cooler when they play the Imperial March. To wit:



The music was performed by ArcAttack, "creators of the original 'Singing Tesla Coils.'" The coils apparently "produce an electrical arc similar to a continuous lightning bolt which put out a crisply distorted square wave sound reminiscent of the early days of synthesizers." But enough with the crazy science talk. Let's hear 'em do the "Doctor Who" theme. Wooo-weee-ooooohhhhh....

4 comments:

chewbob said...

OH MY GOD. THAT'S AWESOME.

crone51 said...

again, it's things like these that make me unreasonably happy.

oddharmonic said...

My nerdy husband immediately wanted to know how the Tesla coils were synchronized. A quick visit to ArcAttack's About page answered that.

As Teresa Nielsen Hayden says, "Tesla coils make everything better."

sleepy mama said...

Tesla coils scary