A Tesla coil that delivers shocking candy

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Even though Halloween was a week ago, we are still seeing plenty of cool stuff coming our way. Take for instance this Tesla coil that [JJ] sent us.

He got the idea to build a coil for his Halloween display about a week before the event, but he figured it would be easy enough to do since he had a lot of the parts on hand already. He originally started with some neon transformers and a primary/secondary pair he used in a previous Tesla coil build, but when things were fully assembled he wasn’t completely happy with the results.

He returned to the drawing board, winding a new primary/secondary coil pair, which performed much better. The rest of the coil was pieced together with random parts he procured at IKEA along with other items he had sitting around.

He donned a mad scientist’s outfit, and with a large set of grounded tongs acting as a Faraday cage he proceeded to electrocute trick or treaters’ candy with his Tesla coil, much to the delight of the neighborhood children.

Be sure to swing by his page to see more construction details, and for a sneak peek at the candy zapping process, check out the video below.

Comments

  1. Alex says:

    So that’s how they make shocktarts…..

  2. Genome says:

    High Voltage and children, what could possibly go wrong? ;)

  3. Ren says:

    Next year, he and his assistant could dress up as oompa-loompa’s.

  4. AllThatJazz says:

    Needs to work on his patter.(But a great way to get the kids hooked on ‘mad science’!)

  5. JJ says:

    nother vid:

  6. Unbelieveable says:

    You monster. I hope you replaced all that perfectly good candy you ruined.

  7. Aaron says:

    If I would have known where you were I would have brought my little one. He’s only two but im sure he would have been amazed. (This is Aaron from the good ole teleperformance days) But truly nice setup.

  8. Woofpickle says:

    Undisclosed location in Utah. One of the several J’s from TP.

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