While I can only really listen to about 30 seconds of the sound quality, watching these Tesla coils play Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama is pretty cool. I don’t believe Nikola Tesla could have imagined his great invention would be used in such a way…
Apparently you can create music pretty easily with Tesla coils. All you need to do is modulate their break rate with MIDI data and a control unit, which basically means running the Tesla coils through a MIDI keyboard.
It’s also not every day that you see such an interesting mix of technology and country music. And I really like how this is just set up in some guy’s driveway — a helluva home project.
I’m sure all the fans will be calling for “Free Bird” next.
[via NPR]Tags: Electricity, Lynyrd Skynyrd, MIDI, Music, Nikola Tesla, Sweet Home Alabama, Tesla coil