1. This is ridiculous… Koopa Troopa Time!

  2. Peter Rodwell says:

    It seems a lot of trouble to go to when a even $50 Casio keyboard would sound better…

  3. wbskeet37 says:

    All I can think of is Mario trying to jump from one to the other and getting the shock of his life.

  4. Fred Flint says:

    I’m curious. Is there any other use for Tesla Coils or is this it?

  5. Arrius says:

    A shocking waste of time!

  6. hhopper says:

    I can see it now…

    “Come over to my place and listen to my new Tesla coil speakers.”

    “Don’t stand to close though.”

  7. John Paradox says:

    There’s also the car (no, I don’t remember which) commercial where they play “Smoke On The Water”.


  8. OhForTheLoveOf says:

    #2 – There was a test for the gradient amplifiers that played parts of “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” (The main title for 2001: Space Oddisey) by generating square waves with them.

    Now why’d ya have to note that it was the 2001 theme…?

    As a geek, I believe that if you don’t know that, you don’t deserve to know that. Don’t enable the non-geeks… 🙂

  9. BubbaRay says:

    I’m curious. Is there any other use for Tesla Coils or is this it? Comment by Fred Flint

    I built one in High School and discovered that, on a dry day, it’s wonderful for keeping parents out of your room when placed close to the doorknob. 🙂

    Seriously, high voltage research has yielded many useful applications, including the ion propulsion in some of NASA’s craft today. Here’s an interesting link for high voltage stuff:


  10. TheGlobalWarmer says:

    But, but, but it needs electricity, the production of which probably emits carbon. And the discharge produces ozone. This type of messing around is going to kills us all!

  11. OhForTheLoveOf says:

    #12 – Shut up and eat the mushroom so you grow to three times your size and reach those gold rings that hang inexplicably in mid air!

    (Damn hippy tree huggin’ freak)

  12. OhForTheLoveOf says:

    #14 – You do know that I know that, right… It is a GlobalWarmer post after all…

  13. TheGlobalWarmer says:

    #14 – don’t worry about it pedro, I can handle the likes of OFTLO. 🙂

    Then again, we are all gonna die….

  14. OhForTheLoveOf says:

    #16 – Global… Did ya catch my jab at:

    post #17


    I was kinda happy with that one.

  15. noname says:

    #2, pedro I thought the same thing, yes you are so right. In the late 80’s when I was at Siemens Medical we played Christmas tunes with our gradient coils. It re-produced the music in the same way a speaker works, except no paper cone. Never did try listening from inside, yikes. Can you still hear?

    I am a little suspicious about the ability to tune an arc/spark to sound musical notes. I built a light organ in High School that would flash/blink in sync with music. You could set up various channels with filters so that red lights would flash with bass and blue with high notes. I wonder if it’s just more of the same excepts using telsa coils in sync with a music source?

    But maybe (doubt it) by exciting the coils at a different frequency’s and amplitude, maybe then you can re-produce the notes. If so this could be the next big hit; as big as the electric guitar was, a new distorted sound for bands to play with.

    However; I am more apt to believe its just the coils in sync with a iPod. Very cool and clever non the less.

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