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Uploaded on Nov 8, 2007
Dr Zeus battles Twin Solid State Musical Tesla coils with a wooden stick, a neon tube, and his glove covered hands, at the 2007 Lightning on the Lawn Teslathon sponsored by DC Cox (Resonance Research Corp) in Baraboo WI.
Dr Zeus is Terry Blake inside his custom made high voltage suit. The suit is made of various flexible metal parts including chainmail and several types of screen. The suit directs the electrical energy around Terry, allowing him to safely interact with electrical arcs that span over 12 feet. The wood is a 2x2 that is 4 foot long, which the sparks did not take much interest in. The neon tube is a 3 foot long glass tube filled with neon gas, enclosed in a clear plastic insulator rod. The arcs are often seen hitting the top of the neon tube, traveling down through the neon, then exiting the bottom of the tube and climbing the outside of the tube to get to Dr Zeus's hand. The neon tube can be seen fully illuminated by the energy from the Tesla Coils, without wires.
Dr Zeus is standing on an insulating plastic sheet, which forces the energy to emerge as sparks from his feet to get to earth ground.
The music that you hear is coming from the sparks generated by the Tesla coils, not speakers. The Tesla coils are 7 feet tall, 18 feet apart, and can put out over 12 foot sparks. A laptop computer sends midi commands to the coils via fiber optic link. These coils were constructed by Steve Ward and Jeff Larson.