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#23358 - 03/16/03 06:38 AM Big Sparks are Cool
iwire Offline
Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4391
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
I put this info up in a thread in Non-US Electrical Systems & Trades but thought others would enjoy it.

I am sure any "Sparkys" would enjoy a visit to The Boston Museum of Science Theater of Electricity They have Tesla coil demonstrations and the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator.

Indoor lightning is cool I have been there a few times. In the picture you can see a guy in the lower cage demonstrating the "Faraday Cage" these are some of the smaller sparks seen during the show many are 10 to 15 feet (3 to 5 meters)

Here is a link to take you to their site, I highly recomend a visit if you come to Boston
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#23359 - 03/16/03 07:44 AM Re: Big Sparks are Cool
Bill Addiss Offline
Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3875
Loc: NY, USA

I've seen that show too. Very impressive!
Some interesting discussion too, from what I remember.

#23360 - 03/16/03 08:01 AM Re: Big Sparks are Cool
electure Offline

Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4259
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Very cool, indeed!
Hey, isn't that Joe in the bubble charging up for another seminar tour?
#23361 - 07/03/03 09:08 PM Re: Big Sparks are Cool
Trumpy Offline

Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Yeah mate, I saw this thing on TV, last night!.
It RULES!, Oh to be inside that
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin
#23362 - 07/05/03 04:58 PM Re: Big Sparks are Cool
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Posts: 5303
i hear it gives one's hair great body too...

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