Tesla Christmas Tree

Are you a lover of a weird science with a knack for holiday decorating? Next year you might want to try creating a Tesla coil Christmas tree.

Amateur physicist Peter creates jaw-dropping Christmas displays using Tesla coils. I don’t understand how these work, but I’m guessing they may be semi-dangerous.

He comments:

This year I did another Xmas tree based on the success of the one I did in 2007. I made it bigger (30 ft) and more spectacular by using a different technique. It still uses a long exposure and a rotating colored filter but the tree shape is outlined by sparks from a rotating rod on top of the Tesla coil. This gives the “Eye of Sauron” effect. Imagine then if that rotating rod is able to be raised from horizontal to vertical while still rotating.

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