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The Evil Genius Simulator: Kinect Controlled Tesla Coils

"The MakerFaire hackerspace ran out of challenges, so they rigged a Kinect up to a pair of Tesla coils. On a whim." — Ben Kidd

In the pub after Day 1 of the 2011 Maker Faire UK, Tom Wyatt and the London Hackspace team came up with an idea — Kinect-controlled Tesla coils, or the "Evil Genius Simulator".

Tom Wyatt had a chat with the team from BrightArcs, who'd brought their giant Tesla coils along. A few hours of quick hacking later: it was real.

Thanks to Sam Cook for helping to film this! You may also enjoy Maker Faire in 30 seconds.


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