Human Tetris. Must be college students - who else would have the time
Watch this amazing Star Wars X-Wing Fighter 1/2-size model rocket
launch. The building skill is phenomenal. Skip to about the middle to see just the
According to reliable witnesses,
here is what really happened.
Twin Tesla Coils played the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy at the
Lawn Teslathon in Baraboo, WS. There are no speakers; the music comes from the coils.
was on September 11, 1977 that David Bowie and Bing Crosby joined together at the
Elstree Studios in London, England. Crosby was there to tape what would prove to
be his final Christmas TV special (he died on October 14, 1977 — 33 days after taping
the duet) and he invited Bowie to appear as a guest star.
A video that's
worth a million words. This short film depicts the beauty of Möbius Transformations.
The movie demonstrates how moving to a higher dimension can make such transformations
easier to understand.
National Laboratory's Willy Higinbotham created this "Tennis for Two" precursor
to "Pong" for "Visitor's Day" in 1958. The video shows the controllers and circuit
board - complete with mechanical relays that cause the sound.
"It's almost a shame that
the Navy's electromagnetic railgun (EMRG) can fire projectiles at targets up to
200 nautical miles away. If the enemy could see this thing fire, they'd surrender
Here is a great practical demonstration
of Lenz's Law. This is a fitting video for posting on Heinrich Lenz's birthday.
Here is an amazing piece
of software that uses a light pen to allow the user to draw simple physical machines
and set them in motion according to physical laws. You will want one.
Fabrication d'une Lampe Triode.
Wow - thanks to Cornell for this! Here is a truly amazing video of a master craftsman
building a triode vacuum tube from raw materials - including shaping the glass,
assembling the electrodes and plates, pulling the vacuum, and finally plotting the
transconductance. It nearly brought a tear to my eye.
just can't help himself. Test & Measurement World's Martin Rowe has
come up with yet another Top 16 dB* hit, "Electrical
Heroes." This tribute to Volta, Ampere, Hertz, et al, should not be missed.
*16 dB = x40
brass sounder clacking out a Craigslist feed. This and other solenoids from the
are true works of art. If you appreciate a mix of technology and aesthetics, this
is a must-see website.