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Tesla coils play Super Mario theme with lightning. No speakers involved! :)
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Default Tesla coils play Super Mario theme with lightning. No speakers involved! :) - 11-07-2007, 21:08 | posts: 4,705 | Location: Netherlands

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I'm as surprised as you are that this is the second video-game-themed Tesla coil post I'm doing in as many days, but this is too cool to pass up. These two Tesla coils are playing the original Mario Bros theme song and there are no speakers involved.

Twin Solid State Musical Tesla coils playing Mario Bros theme song at the 2007 Lightning on the Lawn Teslathon sponsored by DC Cox (Resonance Research Corp) in Baraboo WI. The music that you hear is coming from the sparks that these two identical high power solid state Tesla coils are generating. There are no speakers involved. The Tesla coils stand 7 feet tall and are each capable of putting out over 12 foot of spark. They are spaced about 18 feet apart. The coils are controlled over a fiber optic link by a single laptop computer. Each coil is assigned to a midi channel which it responds to by playing notes that are programed into the computer software.
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Now i really want to play Red Alert again and i really want those as speakers!! In 7.1!!!

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Default 11-07-2007, 22:14 | posts: 16,440 | Location: Locked in Guru3D Server Room. Help!

That's actually quite cool.
   
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Default 11-07-2007, 22:27 | posts: 2,536 | Location: NYC

Wow, home-made lightning...
   
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Default 11-07-2007, 23:30 | posts: 1,016 | Location: Haaksbergen, The Netherlands

That! Is the most awesome thing I've seen in a long time! Haha, great find dude!
   
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Default 11-07-2007, 23:31 | posts: 2,027 | Location: Los Angeles,California

how much watts do those things push? looks fun haha
   
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Default 11-08-2007, 00:32 | posts: 9,444 | Location: Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

This has to be one of the unique things i have seen these few months.

Nice find.
   
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Default 11-08-2007, 00:51 | posts: 389

I just got the same link from my wife at work. There is a really cool Tesla Coil Demonstration at a science museum near Hot Springs, Arkansas. I used to go there when I was a kid to watch them fire the coil off. Those things are extremely loud
   
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Default 11-08-2007, 00:56 | posts: 13,042 | Location: Scotland

Wicked.

And I never say that.
   
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Default 11-08-2007, 01:09 | posts: 2,385 | Location: Ex NZ, now in Oz

If you really want to see some proper tesla coils have a look at this guy from another forum I visit (Overclockers Australia)

This guy is the real deal

Now that's wicked

LINK
   
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Default 11-08-2007, 01:45 | posts: 2,666 | Location: Ohio

That's too awesome.
   
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Default 11-08-2007, 03:36 | posts: 7,508 | Location: Carrollton,Ky

thats aaaaaamazing!!!!
   
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Default 11-08-2007, 05:19 | posts: 1,176 | Location: WV

I need one of those to plug into my usb port.
   
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Default 11-08-2007, 08:41 | posts: 932 | Location: aberdeen scotland

that is cool as f^*&^.

that has impressed me a lot.
   
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Default 11-08-2007, 09:43 | posts: 2,910 | Location: Paris

that is sick, excellent find if it had nothing to do with digg.com
   
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Default 11-08-2007, 17:06 | posts: 4,705 | Location: Netherlands

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that is sick, excellent find if it had nothing to do with digg.com
I visit Gizmodo from time to time, but even if this was from Digg, that wouldn't change the fact that this is way too COOL!! Or way too COIL!! And it supports STEREO sound. WOW! The NES could only handle mono.
   
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Default 11-08-2007, 17:14 | posts: 277 | Location: India

thats cool
   
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Default 11-08-2007, 17:32 | posts: 4,705 | Location: Netherlands

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thats cool
So is your nick. Kinda disturbing avatar btw.
   
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Default 11-08-2007, 21:03 | posts: 1,028 | Location: London, UK

LMAO. Crazy ass americans Gotta love them looool
   
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Default 11-09-2007, 01:20 | posts: 266 | Location: East

wow

where can i get one of those?
   
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Default 11-09-2007, 12:54 | posts: 2,601 | Location: Novi Sad, Serbia

Haha. This must be one of the craziest things I've seen in a while
   
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Default 11-09-2007, 19:19 | posts: 6,079 | Location: BC Canada

now if someone trys to stand in the way of the speaker they may of not wanted to
   
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