This weekend we had a great shop day working on a lot of different projects. One of those was finally putting together our solid-state coils and hooking them up to a Midi source (in this case an old keyboard with a Midi out).
The keyboard itself isn’t making any sound, all the audio is generated by the sparking electricity.
Here’s a little later in the day with a bit more musicality:
Playing with a new solid state coil that Sparky picked up. Watch out, the video is kind of loud.
It looks like the “Modern Marvels: Weird Machines” episode is going to air on the regular History Channel on December 27th at 8PM PST (and again a few hours later). Also aired December 17th on H2 at 5 & 9 PM PST.
Here’s a link to the full episode of Modern Marvels which features Omega Recoil and a lot of our friends: Modern Marvels: Weird Machines. At 28:50 you’ll see Jon Sarriugarte and our electrical performances start at 32:50.
(Sometimes the link is active, sometimes it is down because the episode will be airing soon.)
Here’s some of the coverage we’ve noticed:
CNet has a photo and mini blurb of us in their Happy hackers at Maker Faire 2011 (photos).
Popular Mechanics has us listed as one of the 10 Coolest DIY Projects From Maker Faire 2011.
We’re going to be performing in Festival Hall. Our performance schedule is:
Saturday, May 21st 2011 @ 12 noon, 1 PM, 4PM, 5:30 PM, and 7 PM.
Sunday, May 22nd 2011 @ 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3 PM, and 4 PM.
Come see the only solar powered, hand-held Tesla coil at the Bay Area Maker Faire.
Experimenting with the mini-coil, florescent tubes, and a segway:
Moving Mini Tesla Coil and Flourecent Tubes from John Behrens on Vimeo.