Friday, March 20, 2009

Don't Try This At Home!

From YouTube via ArcAttackMusic:



Based on the concept of a Faraday Cage, this guy has built a "Faraday Suit" and uses it to play pretty much the most bad-ass version of the Imperial March from Star Wars you'll ever hear using a giant tesla coil. You can read more about this project on the ArcAttack website. Now go cry, knowing you will never do anything this awesome in your life.

5 comments:

Bob's Country Bunker said...

RULEZ!!!!!!!!!

Matthias said...

Cool!
Reminds me of that diskdrive playing the Imperial March, although it might be comparatively boring to look at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4SCSGRVAQE

lineofcontrol said...

wow. my life is now complete.

were the sounds actually made from the electricity or was it just a synth track playing and then him waving his hands around??

lineofcontrol said...

never mind. i really should just read...

"ArcAttack employs a unique DJ set up of their own creation (an HVDJ set up) to generate an 'electrifying' audio visual performance. The HVDJ pumps music through a PA System while two specially designed DRSSTC's (Dual-Resonant Solid State Tesla Coils) act as separate synchronized instruments.

These high tech machines produce an electrical arc similar to a continuous lightning bolt which put out a crisply distorted square wave sound reminiscent of the early days of synthesizers. The music consists of original highly dance-able electronic compositions that sometimes incorporates themes or dub of popular songs."

Parsec said...

This is Parsec from Arcattack, thanks for the awesome comments. The funny thing is that Joe (Diprima) was teasing me the other day that all I did in this video pretty much was wave my hands around! That is pretty much the case here, I am just being a clown in the suit. The real talent here is the rest of the crew, who came up with these awesome pieces of science.