A head-mounted Tesla coil – what could possibly go wrong?

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We can hear the commercial now…

“Reeeeeeal men of geniuuuuuuus! Here’s to you Mr. no-fear, singing Tesla coil on your hat wearing guy…”

Call him a genius or call him crazy – all we know is that [Tyler’s] Tesla coil hat is awesome! Even though it’s the middle of November, we couldn’t pass up this Halloween costume.

[Tyler’s] creation essentially boiled down to taking a standard dual resonant solid state Tesla coil and shrinking it down to a reasonable size for mounting on his skull. The mini Tesla features a pretty compact boost core which worked reasonably well, at least for a little while. He says that the boost never truly worked properly and needs a redesign, which is something he’ll tackle when he gets some free time.

Boost issues or not, we think that the video below speaks for itself. The hat is certainly an attention getter, and we think it’s great – even if wearing a Tesla coil on your head is not necessarily the safest thing to do.

26 thoughts on “A head-mounted Tesla coil – what could possibly go wrong?

  1. Great stuff for your next party. Just imagine the pickup-lines to go for: “wanna see my sparks flying?”

    Also works as a stun gun, in case the pickup lines don’t work.

  2. What could possibly go wrong with this…

    I said the same thing when I made a battery powered circular saw into a portable lightning gun.

    Great work…It tastes like burning!

  3. Hahah! That is ohhh sooo nice!! I wanna try one myself. Shock treatment songs? That made me curious, and then, when I watched the video, there are full of crazy people..VERY FUNNY though!!I really thought it was something about scientific experiments and not ballroom.

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