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How To : Make a Tesla vortex

Take a journey to the center of a vortex. A beautiful whirlpool is created by the magnetic coupler inside a tall CD cover, driven by the Tesla CD Turbine on faucet water pressure. The Tesla CD Turbine is a little homemade turbine that thinks it can do anything. It's made from ...more

How To : Build a Tesla coil

Video showing the construction of a typical spark-gap type Tesla Coil. There was a lot of information and I couldn't cover everything in this video. So there will be more in a part 2a and 2b. Part 1 of 3 - How to Build a Tesla coil. Part 2 of 3 - How to Build a Tesla coil. P ...more

Understanding Electricity : Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla In my opinion, one of the most neglected inventors of all time. The names Edison and Marconi come to mind as familiar, but Tesla? Most think of a car. Few know that Tesla is responsible for alternating current, florescent lights, radar, remote control, generators ...more

How To : Make a vortex with the Tesla CD turbine

Use the Tesla CD Turbine running off tap water-pressure as an experimental testbed. The Magnetic Coupler acts in a completely new capacity, as a Magnetic SuperStirrer, in a large Pyrex bowl of water. The spinning CD Turbine engages the Magnetic Coupler, rotating it. Water is ...more

News : Tesla Coil Music!

Tesla coil music, a method of modulating the frequency of a Solid State Tesla Coil to produce music. The result is an amazing lightshow of electricity, paired with music!

How To : Reverse magnet rotation with a Tesla CD turbine

Balls go flying as MrfixitRick attempts to show how certain conditions cause a magnetic ball to reverse its direction, mysteriously revolving backwards to the rotating magnets of the CD Turbine. The Tesla CD Turbine is a homemade turbine based on the ideas of Nikola Tesla and ...more

News : A Do-It-Yourself Singing Tesla Coil Kit

I happened across this in my Steampunk Facebook group, and I had to share. A company called oneTesla is running a Kickstarter campaign for a DIY singing Tesla coil. Their Kickstarter is currently funded over 700%, but there are still twenty more days, so you can get in on it ...more

News : New Super Hybrid Kicks Tesla Motors' Butt

Capstone's CMT-380 stealth looking prototype can hit 150mph, compared to Tesla's 125. Tesla better step it up. Says Engadget: "Rather than mixing batteries and a conventional engine, this whip combines the former with a diesel / biodiesel-powered microturbine, which is -- fo ...more

How To : Run the Tesla CD turbine with simple CD disc pack

This is the first live action run of the Tesla CD Turbine II with simple hi-speed CD Disc Pack. This particular model of the CD Turbine has no magnets, as well as no shafts, no bearings, no seals and no blades. What it does have is simply plain jane CD discs, modified to allo ...more

How To : Light a flashlight up with a Tesla CD turbine

MrfixitRick demonstrates the Shake Flashlight Shaker, as it generates electric power out of faucet water pressure. A Tesla CD Turbine is used to convert the kinetic energy of water into rotation. Then, a connecting rod and magnets charges the built-in battery of the shake flas ...more

News : My Interpretation of a Tesla Power Generator

Hello, I'm new to this group. Thought you might like to see one of my latest creations—my interpretation of a Tesla power generator. Tesla Power Generator Painting by James Christopher Hill. Title: Tesla Power Generator; Artist: James Christopher Hill; Medium: Painting - Digit ...more

How To : Spin salad with a Tesla CD turbine

MrfixitRick demonstrates a magnetically-coupled Salad Spinner run by the Tesla CD Turbine on faucet water pressure. The CD Turbine is a homemade Tesla Turbine made from recycled CD's, CD cakebox, a nozzle and neodymium magnets. And glue. Lots of glue. This labour-saving devi ...more

How To : Use magnetic balls with the Tesla CD turbine

The Tesla CD Turbine (the little turbine made from recycled CD's and magnets) is used as a magnetic test bed for this SinkScience experiment. Here, six 3/16 inch diameter neodymium ball magnets are placed in a plastic bowl above the CD Turbine. The Magnetic Disc Pack inside t ...more

How To : Blend things with a Tesla CD turbine

The Tesla CD Turbine Blender Attachment is a SinkScience test of the new Kitchen Edition of the CD Turbine mated to a recycled blender from the Thrift Store. The CD Turbine, made with recycled CD's and neodymium magnets, is running only on faucet water-pressure power. The Ble ...more

How To : Spin things on a Tesla CD turbine

MrfixitRick and his assistant Rowan try four "Will It Spin?" experiments in an attempt to see if different objects spin with the rotating magnetic field of the Tesla CD Turbine. Will an aluminum pie plate spin? Will a CD Spin? We also try a CD with magnets...inside a CD playe ...more

News : Transmitting Power... Tesla Style

Matthew Inman, who runs the popular web comic The Oatmeal, decided to test his new hand-held "Tesla Cannon" (which is essentially a small-scale Tesla coil) on one of his friends. His friend, Matt Harding, held a giant light bulb and allowed himself to be shot with the Tesla Ca ...more

News : Tesla Says New Autopilot Is Now as Good as Old One

Tesla says the new version of Autopilot is now as good as the previous one, after having completed over-the-air updates of the driverless software during the past few days. Model S and Model X Tesla models the electric car firm began to make October 16 last year lacked certai ...more

How To : Make holiday decisions with the Tesla CD turbine

The Tesla CD Turbine is a little homemade turbine made from CD's, CD spindle, supermagnets, and glue. It runs on faucet water pressure. This movie demonstrates the total over-use of technology in using the Tesla CD Turbine as a Decision Maker to help decide what to do during ...more

News : 4 New Updates to Tesla's Autopilot

It's been an exciting week for Tesla. First, Elon Musk offered a preview of the nearly complete Model 3, then China tech giant Tencent invested $1.78 billion in the company. Now, Tesla has officially updated its Autopilot software today for Tesla owners with Autopilot 2.0 hard ...more

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