Plasma speaker: making musical sparks

High Voltage, dont try this at home.

In memory of Hans R. Camenzind the inventor of the 555 timer.

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+27 1. Geekster (admin) commented 10 years ago

Already did it at home, its freekin awesome ! :D
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+7 2. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

Play Thunderstruck on a much bigger version, would be awesome.
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+2 3. Austin commented 10 years ago

Cute tech but MHO if you are going to go plasma I'd rather have a 40-watt range phased plasma rifle instead...
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+8 4. AL7AIR commented 10 years ago

#3 Hey just what ya see, pal. :)
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+5 5. HellsVacancy commented 10 years ago

Cool video, unlike the boxing video before it
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-1 6. ankara commented 10 years ago

Oddly enough, there were? attempts to market a plasma speaker headphone in the 80's and 90's by the "Audio Reference" company. Do a Google search on "plasmasonic headphone" for more information.
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+3 7. Guss commented 10 years ago

And what about the ionization ? and alpha gamma X ray ? and also UV ?

Doing plasma like that produce all of that, il is not so safe, so be really careful if you try that !
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+16 8. DarkPegasus commented 10 years ago

R.I.P. Hans Camenzind.
The inventor of the NE555 IC used in this video died just a few days ago (August 8, 2012). The NE555 was developed in 1971 and is still produced after more than 40 years.
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+2 9. FATBOY192 commented 10 years ago

i wish electronics didn't pickle my mind, think I'll stick to wiring houses for now.
I normally just end up with the blue smoke of death rising up o so majestically into the air and the sweet smell of yip that's definitely f**ked now when i mess with the circuits boards of magic!
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+2 10. nerdyboy commented 10 years ago

Love the song choice.
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+2 11. tonywoolf commented 10 years ago