tesla coil - project CEREBRO - burning-man 2005

A Tesla Coil in action!

Project CEREBRO, by XEFX Productions at NEXUS camp

Photo taken at the Burning Man 2005 festival (Black Rock Desert, Nevada).­

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Black Rock City, Nevada, USA

Burning Man Festival

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Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.­

The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert.­ A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.­

The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man).­ The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.­

If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.­burningman.­org.

Photos of Electric discharge showing the lightning-like plasma filaments from a Tesla coil.­

A Tesla coil is a type of resonant transformer circuit invented by Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla around 1891.­ It is generally used to generate very high voltage, low current, high frequency alternating current electricity.­

It's very impressive to see the high-voltage lightnings arcs produced by large Tesla coils.­ Don't try this at home!

For more information about Tesla Coils, check the wikipedia article: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Tesla_­coil

Burning Man 2005 photos by Tristan Savatier.­

For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.