How It Works

Video: Singing Tesla Coil

The musical effect of this Tesla Coil is produced by moderating the rate and duration in which is it supplied with power via midi data and a control unit.
Nikola Tesla created the first Tesla Coil in 1891, demonstrating it in America to scientists and civilians alike, before filing numerous patents as he evolved it through trial and error. Tesla Coils would go on to be commercially used in radio transmitters and electrotherapy, although their main use today is to entertain – as can be seen in the video – or to educate.

  • cjayp33

    wow what a cool tune from this machine, did not know it could do this.

  • MarioRules

    LOL the last one is from Zelda ocarina of time and the one before is Mario bros underground theme

  • adam

    this is supposed to be how it works, i came here to see how to modulate the frequencies of the arcs, i want to know what i would need to do that.