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Musical Tesla Coils Answered

Two tesla coils are being used to play the mario theme song. This is the first time i have ever tried embedding something, so im hoping this works.



if there is no video there, here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1O2jcfOylU

many thanks to goodhart for telling me how to get the video in here.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Good grief. That is amazing. (rips up Christmas list, starts new, very one one)

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maker12
maker12

Reply 12 years ago

must stop tazsing self LOL

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maker12
maker12

Reply 12 years ago

play PINK FLOYD THOUGH THE COLL = AWSOME!!!

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puffyfluff
puffyfluff

12 years ago

Technically, it is very simple. Just hook up some speakers to whatever is playing it, and then tap into the line of one. Run it through an IC to change the voltage depending on pitch, and put it on some HV transistors. The transistors hook up to the line going into the tesla coil. There you have it. It's the same principal as sound activated plasma globes. I have done it to one of my small coils before.

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iq_abyss
iq_abyss

12 years ago

I wonder, would it be possible to put speech through this system? I'm guessing it could be done--it's all just sound after all.

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 12 years ago

Could be interesting. I don't see why you couldn't talk through them... Might be hard to make out what you are saying though.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

Maybe if you TALK ... LIKE ... THIS ...?

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iq_abyss
iq_abyss

12 years ago

OMG--I need to build this and then throw a rave--could you imagine hours of tecno being run through these?

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

12 years ago

wow.....*drools on keyboard*.... how do you make it! someone post an instructable.

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 12 years ago

i'm starting my tesla coil project this winter vacation. i might post an instructabel, but im not sure how to play music on a tesla coil.

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VIRON
VIRON

Reply 12 years ago

I saw musical tesla coils before and they were oscillating with big high voltage valve tubes and Amplitude Modulated (AM) by music.

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its a lion
its a lion

12 years ago

heres another video. dance of the sugar plum fairy:


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maker12
maker12

Reply 12 years ago

it sounds evil!

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maker12
maker12

Reply 12 years ago

i know the song it coool!

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maker12
maker12

12 years ago

great balls of fire!!!!!!!!!

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its a lion
its a lion

12 years ago

yep, no video. someone tell me how to put it in there, and i will edit it.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Looks like the entire line from YouTube was used.

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 12 years ago

it was, i figured that was how i did it, but looks like its not. i had no idea what i was doing and hoping that someone would tell me how to fix it.

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 12 years ago

i think i understand... let me see.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

You got it

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 12 years ago

i got it. thanks. i appreciate it.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

12 years ago

I KNOW WHAT I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS lol

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

So, the coils are driving the music and not the other way around, right ?

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 12 years ago

there are no speakers, the sound is the sparks at different frequencies. A computer is driving the tesla coils through a fiber optic cable (probably so it doesn't fry it)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Understood. So the frequencies being heard are literally driven by the bolts of electricity....wild.