Tesla Coils

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Above: Yeah, after seeing Episode I I could have used a stiff drink, too. Actually, total lie. Since I was 12 and love it so much I saw it seven times in theatres. Oh, the shame!! (The Mary Sue)


At this year’s Makers Faire attendees sure got a treat. It was a combination of the most nerderific proportions. Adam Savage, co-host of Mythbusters,  went onstage during Arc Attack‘s set to dance in a cage between two Tesla coils while the theme music from Doctor Who was played. I told your it was pretty epic.

Watch the video and feel those Monday blues simply drift away. Or just laugh at Adam’s “awesome” dance moves as he’s trapped in a metal cage while bolts of electricity crackle around him.

source: Topless Robot

Zelda Theme: Tesla Style!


Those who know me know how rarely this happens, but I am at a loss for words.

The video, shown below, has the Legend of Zelda theme played on Tesla coils. That is everything you need to know.

This video, at less than a minute, is the coolest thing I have seen recently (and I was just in Europe and the UK!). The site Dorkly Video also had the best description for the video ever, so I will leave you with that:

Wow, the new Tesla temple looks awesome.