Our most popular attraction from 2018 is back!
What it is: Tesla coils are named after their inventor, Nikola Tesla, who improved on a number of existing ideas to create high-frequency high-voltage electricity. This particular coil stands roughly 7′ tall, with all of the major components except the capacitor bank similar to what Tesla would have used in the 1890’s.
Under ideal conditions, this coil has produced 12 to 15 foot long arcs. Planned demonstrations include multiple 20–30 second displays of electrical power. Please note that weather and wind (and occasionally temperamental gadgetry) can affect the performance. We shall hope for the best!
Demonstration to be held on top of the Monroe/Market parking deck, kicking off the festival weekend in rare style!