Awesome Electricity

Powerline Fireball

Powerline Fireball

Multiple transformers exploding was quite a sight but Huw Griffiths saw an electrical fireball up close as it blasted through a powerline in his Montreal neighborhood. Maybe we can harness this power to punish vertical video takers now.

15,000 Volts

15,000 Volts

Melanie Hoff injected 15,000 volts into a sheet of plywood, with each electrical charge burning a fractal-style pattern into the wood, resulting in a unique, organic work of art. (Thanks Dion!)

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Tesla Electricity Fight

Tesla Electricity Fight

(Some audience language NSFW) At the Belfast Festival at Queen’s in Ireland, two performance artists put on a mesmerizing stage fight using special suits and tesla coils. (Thanks Rachit!)

Electrified Plants

Electrified Plants

By zapping 80,000 volts of electricity through plants, photographer Robert Buelteman captures extraordinary images of nature and science through his painstaking and dangerous process.

SOS in a Box Solar Generator

SOS in a Box Solar Generator

A portable generator made of flexible thin film solar panels, a charge controller and a battery. It can produce up to 2500W of electricity and has a built-in 120V AC outlet and 12V car adapter.

Music for Deaf People

Music for Deaf People

German designer Frederik Podzuweit has created Music For Deaf People, a concept collar that uses electricity to transform sound into vibrations felt in the user’s neck, shoulders and collarbone.

Arc Attack: Dr. Who Theme

Arc Attack: Dr. Who Theme

Listen and watch in amazement as this Faraday-suit wearing DJ takes on a half-million volts of electricity from a pair of Tesla coils in this performance by Arc Attack at Maker’s Faire 2010.

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