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- Posted on Apr 21st 2008 12:30PM by James Sullivan
In the real world of science fiction, Tesla coils may now be powering up to make the Jack Whites of the world superfluous: A group of Texas science geeks have made two "singing" Tesla coils the focal point of a preprogrammed, artificially intelligent band.
The engineers in ArcAttack have created a 45-minute set featuring the crackling Tesla coils humming singsong melodies, accompanied by a robotic drumkit and a self-playing pipe organ crafted from PVC pipe. "People love it," says Joe DiPrima, a UT engineer. This despite the fact that people are eerily unnecessary to the performance.
One thing this band can guarantee that the living, breathing ones sometimes can't: When they get together, sparks fly.
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