-1 Tesla Coil
-1 Incandescent Light Bulb
-1 Flourescent Light BulbProcedure:
A Tesla Coil may be pretty hard to find so this one may be a bit difficult to do at home unless one of your parents is an electrical engineer. A Tesla Coil is a step-up transformer which has an air core to produce high voltages at high frequencies. Because of the high frequency it is a relatively safe way to demonstrate with high voltage. Remember, voltage is nothing to play with at home.
What's Going On?
We used an adapter on the Tesla Coil called a "visualizer". This let us contain the 50,000 volts created by the Tesla Coil with an ordinary light bulb. Professor Steve Herbert and I demonstrated that high frequency electricity can pass across your body and light up a flourescent bulb.