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This article was published on May 22, 2015

Watch this DJ make a Tesla coil dance to the beat

Chris Brandrick
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Chris Brandrick is a UK-based freelance journalist with an interest in tech and videogaming. Follow him on Twitter here. Chris Brandrick is a UK-based freelance journalist with an interest in tech and videogaming. Follow him on Twitter here.

What do you get when you combine turntables and Tesla coils? Well as you might expect, the results are pretty illuminating.

At a recent Bay Area Maker Faire event San Francisco turntablist DJ Qbert experimented, combining super fast DJ’ing with high-voltage energy. With each scratch of the turntable the audience not only heard the results but were also treated to a visual show, with each scratch also becoming a spark off the nearby telsa coil.

DJ Qbert’s unique fast-handed performance was made possible thanks to Intel’s tiny Edison computer.

The Edison device powered the turntable set-up, which was hooked up to the tesla coil.

Watch a DJ Control a Tesla Coil With His Turntable [Make]

Image credit: Pixabay

 

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