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Build your own singing Tesla coil

TinyTesla allows anyone to build a Tesla coil that shoots arcs of electricity and plays simple MIDI music files.

By July 21, 2014


Would you eat a marshmallow zapped by a Tesla coil?

Weird science! Some California makers wanted to know if the sparks from a Tesla coil could roast marshmallows, so they built one to find out.

By June 13, 2014


Could this hypervelocity coil launch ships into space?

It looks like an enormous mosquito coil, but the Slingatron is designed to be a cheaper way to put bulk cargo into orbit.

By July 23, 2013


Thor's hammer gets a Tesla coil, puts out 80,000 volts

According to comic book legend, Thor's hammer can summon lightning. A couple of makers decided to make that concept real with an assist from a Tesla coil.

By May 3, 2013


Robotic power cord coils itself

With advanced safety features and automatic cable retraction, the RoboReel is no ordinary extension cord.

By April 26, 2013


Tesla coil electricity fight

At the Belfast Festival, two performers equipped with special suits and Tesla coils went head-to-head in an epic showdown.

By November 5, 2012


This Tesla coil gun will shock you

Inspired by a graphic novel, one author-turned-mad-scientist creates a steampunk shooter that fires sparks in the name of science.

By May 15, 2012


No strings attached: Inductive coil charges Benz EV

Daimler is testing wireless charging on prototype electric vehicles where drivers park a car of an inductive charging pad rather than plug in.

By December 7, 2011


Apple patent: Inductive charging via headphone coil

As any company involved in the mobile consumer electronics industry is aware, one of the main areas of focus for new technology is the speed and ease of charging solutions. For iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads, charging may soon include wrapping your headphones around an inductive charging tower.

By August 4, 2011


The 404 388: Where there's a Tesla coil in the room

Somehow we make it past the wild Tesla coil in the room to bring you an awesome (if not kind of late) show! Today we show you how to self destruct your private data, discuss how 3D is totally lame, and why we think Jon Stewart should run for president.

By July 23, 2009