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The Fiesta Hall's main attraction was the Tesla Stage. Here, Austin-based group <a href="http://www.arcattack.com/">ArcAttack!</a> set up its Tesla coils and Faraday cage. The coils create electricity, which become electrical arcs, which look like lightni

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Originally appeared in Maker Faire 2011
on May 23, 2011
The Fiesta Hall&#039;s main attraction was the Tesla Stage. Here, Austin-based group &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.arcattack.com/&quot;&gt;ArcAttack!&lt;/a&gt; set up its Tesla coils and Faraday cage. The coils create electricity, which become electrical arcs, which look like lightni
The Fiesta Hall's main attraction was the Tesla Stage. Here, Austin-based group ArcAttack! set up its Tesla coils and Faraday cage. The coils create electricity, which become electrical arcs, which look like lightning bolts. Where the arcs connect to the Faraday cage and panels determines the sound they make. ArcAttack! created its own DJ setup to play songs by adjusting the voltage of the arcs so that they produce tones in certain patterns (like in the end of the Nicolas Cage flick The Sorcerer's Apprentice). It was pretty awesome to see and hear.

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