Son In Law Andy is adventurous. He likes to build “stuff.” For the longest time he has been talking about a Tesla Coil and building one and how cool would that be?
A Tesla Coil makes electricity…high voltage, low current, high frequency alternating current electricity.
He treated us to a show after dark. I stayed far away.
This was my best shot of the current. It makes noise as it sparks.
Andy and I lingered, he wanted to try some adjustments. I stayed incase I needed to call 911…but then he is the Fire Chief. I gave him “the lecture”…you have two curious boys…and they have friends..yada yada. He decided on a keyed electrical plug in. In the meantime I strongly suggested that he disable it in some way…and he did.
I hope some kind of lock is in place. A Grandma worries about the darndest things.
On a side note Andy’s Vex Robotic Team from Thief River Falls took 32nd place in the World Championships in California a few weeks ago! The entire family went to California. I asked Noah what was the best thing about California and he said “The Vex Tournament.” I thought his answer might be the Pacific Ocean or pretty girls… I did ask him if he saw any girls in bikinis…he said it was too cold.