Cory Doctorow at 4:00 pm Wed, Mar 14, 2012
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What better use for a pair of musical Tesla coils than FONentertainment's rousing 2010 chorous of "Dueling Banjos?"
Dueling Banjos on musical Tesla Coils
I just realized I hate that song.
Aw, that film’s my favorite romantic comedy.
yea, after about a minute, it just got real annoying, and i shut it off
How could you shut it off?! Dueling Tesla coils, for god’s sake!
Agreed. I watched it all the way through with a big grin on my face.
crazy thing is that dueling banjos is a slow starter but picks up sharply one minute in.
“Great Scott! Banjos! Run for it, Marty!”
thet ones sure gots a purdy coil….
t’warnt so bad new: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmMk9tsCjsc
I’m gonna make you squeal like a High Voltage Transformer!
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.
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…
Hee hee hee! THANK YOU
Brilliant! Thanks for posting!
I had higher hopes for that. Dueling MIDI files?
Nope, Chuck Tesla.
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.
“Iron Man” seems much more appropriate on Tesla coils.
@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.
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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