A new set of Tesla Coil MIDI videos are here for you!
The Buggles – Video killed the Radio Star
“Video Killed the Radio Star” is a song written by Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley in 1978. It was first recorded by Bruce Woolley and the Camera Club (with Thomas Dolby on keyboards) for their album English Garden. Later by British new wave/synth-pop group the Buggles, consisting of Horn and Downes.
Awolnation – Sail
Learn more about Tesla Coils
First Learn how to build your own Tesla coil and how to make it play music through a MIDI interrupter. You can connect a computer to your Tesla coil in order to play music from just the sparks alone. It can be a hard start to build a Tesla coil if you have no prior experience in doing so. I recommend that you watch my video on how I learned to build Tesla coils. The history of how I started by building small Tesla coils up to my very large Tesla coil that can make 4 meter long sparks and play music.
Besides the guide that I have listed here above, I have also developed a good deal of tools that can help you design and check if your components can be used in a Tesla coil. It is important to stay within the physical and electrical limits of the components. Else you are at great risk of damaging them. This is due to Tesla coils pushing the components beyond their specifications, in order to get the longest sparks for the least amount of money.