Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs, Arkansas was the site for the latest demonstration of "The world's most powerful conical Tesla Coil" as originally certified by Guinness World Records (8/29/2007).
For some background information on Tesla and the Tesla Coil, here is a video produced by the museum:
Here are the coils in action:
This video is from 2007, created by Syd Klinge (Los Angeles) for the 2007 Cochella Festival.
Later, in 2011, a team set out to unlock the secrets of natural lightning by building the world's largest Tesla coils.
Electrical engineer Greg Leyh and his team at the Lightning on Demand organization (LOD) in California are raising the funds necessary to build the world's largest twin Tesla coils (ten stories high, about 120 ft/37 m) that will be capable of generating electric arcs more than 200 feet (60 m) long. Dubbed the "Lightning Foundry," the project currently consists of a working 1:12 scale prototype. When complete, a towering pair of coils will fill a football field-sized area with massive electric bolts that researchers hope will reveal some of the mysteries of this beautiful but deadly force. (Source)
The Kickstarter project was never completed, but helped to further interest by raising $35,787.
A later initiative to purchase Nikola Tesla's laboratory that went up for sale at Wardenclyffe ended with much more resounding success. A non-profit sought to raise $850,000 in order to match a grant of the same amount by the State of New York to secure the $1.6 million property and keep it out of the hands of a potential real estate developer who had put in an offer. The Guardian reported that in the first couple days of the campaign issued by well-known comic creator of The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman, that $500,000 had been raised in the effort. The final amount donated surged to $1,370,511 by the end of the 45-day campaign.
And here is the latest demonstration, with Alex Jones on scene to record the event, at the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs, Arkansas on May 2nd.
For sheer entertainment, here is Bach played on a pair of Tesla Coils -- proving that, at the very least, the world remains hungry for the wonders of science and the mysteries that Tesla sought to unlock.
Source: Activist Post
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