09 November 2007

In Another Shocking Development...

A bit OT, via gizmodo et al: A short video clip of the theme from Super Mario Brothers being reproduced by two Tesla coils, as part of the Lightning on the Lawn Telsathon 2007. Snip:

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 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.

Please to enjoy:

Link to making-of pix.

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