3x MIDI videos from DRSSTC1 demonstration

3 well-known classic songs are played with lightning on my medium sized Tesla coil, if you want to play these songs yourself you can find all MIDI files played on the Tesla coil can be found in this forum thread

All information, schematics and pictures of my Tesla coil named DRSSTC1 can be found here. Which I will soon update with the rebuilt SKM200GB123 IGBTs bridge after the IXGN60N60C2D1 exploded.

Popcorn

Composed by Gershon Kingsley in 1969 and first appearing on his album Music to Moog By. In 1972, a re-recording of “Popcorn” by the band Hot Butter was a huge hit in many countries. The track has since been covered by a great number of artists.

Star Wars – Imperial Death March

“The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)” is a musical theme present in the Star Wars franchise. It was composed by John Williams for the film The Empire Strikes Back

Dave Brubeck – Take Five

“Take Five” is a jazz standard composed by saxophonist Paul Desmond and originally recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quartet for their album Time Out at Columbia Records’ 30th Street Studios in New York City on July 1, 1959. Two years later it became a surprise hit and the biggest-selling jazz single ever.


Learn how to build your own Tesla coil and how to make it play music through a MIDI interrupter that 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 and 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 while doing so. 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 due to Tesla coils pushing the components beyond their specifications in order to get the longest sparks for the least amount of money.

Mads Barnkob

Electrician, programmer, experimenter and amateur scientist with experience in industry automation, programming and all kinds of high voltage generating electronics. Administrator of www.kaizerpowerelectronics.dk and the high voltage community forum www.highvoltageforum.net

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