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A DIY kit for a solid-state Tesla coil that plays music, shoots 2-foot-long sparks, and teaches you electronics.
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928 backers pledged $169,155 to help bring this project to life.

Boards are here!

Dear Backers,

The circuit boards have arrived, and we wanted to share our excitement with you right away. Here are some pictures of what will be coming to you soon.

We’re collecting addresses and information using Google forms rather than Kickstarter surveys because it’s easier to customize the survey and keep track of responses using Google. Sorry if that’s caused any confusion!

On a lighter note, we celebrated the start of our spring break by putting some power into Powerade. 

Notice how the streamers follow the surface of the object they're striking, even slipping under the ring at the base of the bottle cap. This interesting phenomenon is known as surface tracking. 


    1. Creator David F. Bishop on April 24, 2013

      Ah, beautiful boards - I can hardly wait to see this all come together. Hang in there!

    2. Creator BlackX on March 29, 2013

      @Stefan Gustavson What hack do you mean my old Lappy has a COM Port?
      I think it comes with an USB to MIDI adapter?

    3. Creator Adam on March 28, 2013

      Love it! Love it! Keep rocking it!

    4. Creator Stefan Gustavson on March 25, 2013

      Soon I will be able to put some juice in my juice, too. Time to shop for a MIDI-out port for my computer! (I used to have an old hack for the serial port, but it requires, well, a serial port, and I no longer have one.)

    5. Creator Ira Burton on March 25, 2013

      Awesome, one step closer!! So what is the status on the other gate keeping items?

    6. Creator Mitch Fidler on March 25, 2013

      fuck me that's a meaty heatsink in the middle :D

    7. Creator Scott S. on March 25, 2013

      Thanks for the update. Its been amazing following your progress on this campaign from the beginning and I can't wait to get my kit and start the next phase of our journey together. Keep up the good work.