Dueling Banjos on Tesla coils

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21 Responses to “Dueling Banjos on Tesla coils”

  1. Andy Murdock says:

    I just realized I hate that song.

  2. Mike Polding says:

    yea, after about a minute, it just got real annoying, and i shut it off

  3. Mister44 says:

    “Great Scott! Banjos! Run for it, Marty!”

  4. Hakuin says:

    thet ones sure gots a purdy coil….

  5. robuluz says:

    I’m gonna make you squeal like a High Voltage Transformer!

  6. Fernando Manriquez says:

    Wait a minute! What kind of tesla coil has it’s charge come out of a long skinny tube? Unless I know nothing about tesla coils other than what I’ve seen in movies, isn’t the entire surface of the “head” supposed to be charged and sparking?  This looks fake to me. 

    • francoisroux says:

      Adding a sharp protruding “antenna” to the collector would concentrate the voltage differences on the “antenna” and make the coil discharge from there rather than the big surface of the collector itself.

      It’s the same way you protect a big flat roof against lightning, just stick a long pole up in the air over it. The lightning would much rather hit the protruding pole than the roof…

  7. Amelia_G says:

    Hee hee hee! THANK YOU

  8. ravells says:

    Brilliant! Thanks for posting!

  9. Rhett Holechek says:

    I had higher hopes for that.  Dueling MIDI files?

  10. TWX says:

    Found this awhile ago; I don’t like the sustain that the coils maintain for the last note of the phrase.  On a string instrument, the decay in the sustain allows the note to fade out quickly- the rest of the time the note occupies is more of a rest.  Had the creator of this taken the time to edit the music to reduce the duration of the final note in the various phrases it would have been a lot better.

  11. Sparg says:

    “Iron Man” seems much more appropriate on Tesla coils.

  12. spasticllama says:

    @Sparg:disqus , while I think “Iron Man” is a good choice, I am holding out for “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. Or at least the drum portion at the end.

  13. Double the number, and add the New York Hall of Science, and you get https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbMaGfAbqww  Arc Sprach Zarathustra

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