This explanatory video from Wired/the Exploratorium shows how “Dr. Megavolt” (Austin Richards) created a birdcage-topped stainless steel bodysuit, so he can play with the giant Tesla coil he built. This guy knows how to have fun, man.


  1. #1 AlyxL
    December 31, 2009

    That does look like fun, although rather him than me!

    In a similar vein, if several days late, there’s a rather nice Tesla coil Christmas tree here:

  2. #2 Phillip IV
    December 31, 2009

    Man, back when Hollywood still did practical (i.e. non-CG) special FX, that man could have made a killing there.

  3. #3 fred Frith
    May 3, 2010

    Look at the florescent tubes in the traffic cones and you will notice that that they are glowing as well at the edge of the Tesla Coils range.

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