The show at Bay Area Maker Faire 2012 was perfect. We had a keyboard out for people to play music on the coil. It was a hit! People lined up to play the keyboard and all had huge smiles on their faces! CamDAX was invited on stage and was awarded the Maker Faire Editor's Choice Award! We also made great friends with our inspiration Arc Attack! They were awesome! Wednesday at home, we worked on the coil trying to get it working. It worked for a bit, then stopped, and then power went out. It came back on at 12:17am! We got to the faire Thursday morning and the coil wasn't working. We went over to meet our mentor Steve Ward, who is a Tesla Coil Designer for Arc Attack and our coil is based on his schematics. Cameron and Steve had been emailing back and forth for months about the tesla coil design. He came over and started troubleshooting our coil. Then, all the other guys of Arc Attack Joe, John, & Sam came over and helped us get the coil working perfectly! They worked on it with us for two days Thursday and Friday until the security kicked us out each night. They helped us for a total of around 10 hours. Around 9:20 pm Friday night, the coil finally worked! As a thanks, we gave them one of our Fused Glass Lightning sculptures and made them some cookies to show our appreciation. When they brought him up on stage to give him the Editor's Choice Award, Cameron got to dance in their Faraday Cage! On Monday, Cameron helped Arc Attack pack up to go to their next gig and got to see the inside of Arc Attack's tesla coils! This was an amazing experience for CamDAX and BATEC. We will be sending out all the rewards as soon as you finish your surveys. Thank you so much for your support! This was an AMAZING experience and it wouldn't have happened without you!
We have been busy programming a few simple applications for the control panel. The applications we have are Lock, Fire, Pulsed Fire, Backer Thanks, and Settings. If you have any ideas for an app, wire sculpture, or fused glass piece, please leave us a comment. Thank you so much to all our backers. Since we only have a few hours left please send this to anyone you know that might be interested in helping, thanks.
First Photo info:
When we start up the control panel this is what it displays.
Second Photo info:
After displaying "The DAX Audio Tesla", it displays this which is me trying to make a ascii art tesla coil.
Third Photo info:
Lastly "Thanks Nikola Tesla" before it goes into the main menu.
Fourth Photo info:
This is the display while firing the coil in the Fire app.
Fifth Photo info:
This is a new test piece we were trying out. It is two pieces of clear with different size metal shavings embedded in it.
Sixth Photo info:
And this is the display while firing the coil in the Pulsed Fire app.
Seventh Photo info:
One of the new wire sculptures, It is a tree in this photo, upside down it is a lightning bolt.
For more information on our project please goto http://CamDAX.com/My-Projects.php
pledged of $300 goal
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Mar 31, 2012 - Apr 15, 2012
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See us in action! When you donate and our project is funded we will send you our special tesla coil desktop background, plus a video of our coil at Maker Faire 2012. There will also be a special thanks to you on our website for funding our project.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Pick your favorite song! At this level, we will make a special video of our coil playing a song from our song list of your choice. We will send you the desktop background, plus a video of our coil at Maker Faire 2012. There will also be a special thanks to you on our website.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Take a piece of the action! We will send you a 3"X3" fused glass and metal light art piece that we used on the coil, as well as a video of your art piece in action. We will also send you an mp3 of your song playing on our tesla coil. You get the desktop background, a special video of our coil at the Maker Faire, and of course a special thanks to you on our website for funding our project. Please add $10 extra for S&H.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Display your inner geek! At this level, we will send you a special "Don't Mess With Geeks, We Have Tesla Coils" T Shirt signed by the BATEC crew. We will also send you the video of our coil at Maker Faire, an mp3 and video of your favorite song from our song list playing on the tesla coil, and we will also post a special thanks to you on our website. Please add $10 extra for S&H.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Electrifying! Your very own hand-held audio modulated "tesla coil" (spark/arc generator). We can send you the kit, or we can construct it for you. You will also get the "Don't Mess With Geeks We Have Tesla Coils" T Shirt. We will personally call you and say thank you. Also, you get the desktop photo, the video of our coil at Maker Faire 2012, plus a video and an mp3 of your favorite song from our song list playing on our tesla coil. We will also post a special thanks to you on our website. This is a high voltage device which can burn you, light things on fire, and shock you, you are responsible for your actions. Please add $15 extra for S&H.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Meet and Greet! We will send you a ticket to Bay Area Maker Faire 2012. Come hang out with the BATEC team at Maker Faire and see us in action! Plus you will go home with a cool art sculpture we use on the tesla coil and a "Don't Mess With Geeks We Have Tesla Coils" T Shirt signed by the BATEC team. You get the desktop photo, the video of our coil at Maker Faire 2012, plus a video and an mp3 of your favorite song from our song list playing on our tesla coil.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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We are eternally grateful to you for your funding! You must be Nikola Tesla reincarnated! or maybe JP Morgan! We will send you all of our designs, schematics, plus technical support! (parts are not included, but our expertise is!) We will also send you a signed T Shirt and the hand held audio modulated spark generator. This is a high voltage device that can burn you, shock you, or light things on fire. You are responsible for your own actions! Join us at Maker Faire 2012 for our Meet and Greet! We will send you the ticket! Also, you get the desktop photo, the video of our coil at Maker Faire 2012, plus a video and an mp3 of your favorite song from our song list playing on our tesla coil.Estimated delivery: May 2012