LIGHTNING IN YOUR FACE - Tesla Coil Eruption

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Tesla coil lightning discharges striking a Faraday cage inches from the camera in UHD 4K! University of Kansas HawkWorks team demonstrates their 8 foot tall music playing Tesla coil.

TESLA COIL - Brief History
In the 1890’s, Inventor Nikola Tesla unveiled his Tesla Coil, a machine designed to wirelessly transmit electricity. It completely revolutionized the way electricity was understood and used. Today, a variation of Tesla’s experiments is used primarily as a spectacular demonstration of lightning-like discharges bursting into the air. This particular device is a as a Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla Coil (DRSSTC) and has the potential to reach 1.2 million volts.

TESLA COIL INJURY
If you were struck by this Tesla coil and the current flowed through your body missing your vital organs, you would likely only suffer serious burns. If the current traveled through your heart, you could suffer cardiac arrest.

FARADAY CAGE
The continuous covering of conductive mesh conducts current around the outside of the enclosed Faraday cage and none passes through the interior. You can even safely touch the thin mesh on the inside. In the same manor, your car may act like a Faraday cage and protect you from a lightning strike.

HOW A TESLA COIL MAKES MUSIC
The loud sound you hear results directly from the passage of the spark through the air. The superheated air creates compression waves we perceive as sound, just like miniature thunder. By modulating the spark output, you can control the pitch of the sound, and when you can control pitch, you can make music! So that’s why this device was dubbed a singing Tesla coil, but I think Zeusaphone or Thoramin is way cooler.

The music played by this singing Tesla cool in the video are...
"Thunderstruck" by ACDC
"Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns and Roses
"Eruption" by Van Halen

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