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Make Electricity Sing With Your Very Own Musical Tesla Coil

“Nikola Tesla changed the course of science with his work in electricity, which is why he has so many namesakes. Barring the car company, though, none have been as popular as the Tesla coil, which makes electricity sing. And with the oneTeslaTS DIY Kit, which is available for $399.99, 11% off its usual price, that’s a literal proposition." Read more on Futurism>>



Video: Making Music on a Tiny Tesla Coil

“Tesla coils are popular for demonstrating wireless electrical transmission, nifty experiments...and ability to shoot bolts of lightning. Plus, you can modulate the coil's output to produce different tones and even play songs. Musical groups have harnessed Tesla coils' power in concert, but their devices are a bit too big for your average living room. That's where oneTesla comes in." Read more on Popular Science>>



tinyTesla: the tiny coil that sparks, sings and teaches

“A lot of things today are about building things on your own, with things like Raspberry Pi and MakerBot. But how about building your own Tesla coil right at home, or preferably in school? tinyTesla is trying to deliver just that, but, instead of shipping something educational but boring, oneTesla, the startup behind it, will be helping you build a Tesla coil that can sing.” Read more on Slashgear >>



Build your own singing Tesla coil

“When it comes to science toys, few have the cachet of cool of the singing Tesla coil: a tower of copper wiring topped by a hollow metal toroid that fires out bolts of electricity in time to music. Building one, however, is a little on the complicated side for anyone who doesn't have the tools and the know-how; and buying one pre-made can get expensive.
Enter tinyTesla, currently seeking Kickstarter backing, a small, affordable singing Tesla coil that comes with all parts and build instructions necessary included in one handy kit, created by a team of MIT students who created oneTesla, a company to provide hands-on engineering education in the form of kits.” Read more on CNet >>



oneTesla shrinks its singing Tesla coil kit to palm-friendly proportions

"The folks who successfully crowdfunded a DIY singing Tesla coil kit last year have taken to Kickstarter again to bring a smaller version into production. Like its older and bigger brother, the tinyTesla shoots out bolts of artificial lightning while playing MIDI music using the electricity itself.” Read more on GizMag >>




World Maker Faire 2013: D-I-Y Tesla Coil Kit

“Tesla coils are awesome machines. They produce a stunning electrical discharge, are incredibly loud, and can even be tuned to play songs. And now the makers of OneTesla have developed a kit for you to build one at home.” Read more on Jamie and Adam Tested >>



OneTesla Is a Singing Tesla Coil

“Sing praise for the power of Tesla. No, literally—make the power of Tesla sing. A group of students started a Kickstarter campaign to fund a DIY solid-state Tesla coil that plays music.” Read more on Mashable >>



OneTesla Electrifies Maker Faire NY 2013

“Throughout the maker pavilion, the siren song of a musical Tesla coil could be heard. Those who followed their ears found themselves at the oneTesla booth. OneTesla is a hobby Tesla coil, with the added twist of polyphonic MIDI input.” Read more on Hackaday >>



Do Try This at Home: oneTesla’s DIY Kits Electrify Imaginations

“'They’re the ultimate home science project,' she says. 'We see people who want to get their kids interested in electronics, high school students participating in science fairs, and some universities who use the coils for classroom demos.'" Read more on Spectrum >>



How to Build Your Own Tesla Coil

“Anyone can build their own Tesla Coil, and now it’s easier than ever thanks to oneTesla co-founders Bayley Wang and Heidi Baumgartner.” Read more on Product Design & Development



MIT Graduates' 'Little Singing Tesla Coil Anyone Can Build' is Making Noise on Kickstarter

“An electrifying education kit, built by two MIT graduates, is making music on Kickstarter. tinyTesla's singing sparks have raised nearly $260,000, with roughly a week left to fundraise, marking the second successful crowdfunding campaign for Medford, Mass.-based oneTesla.” Read more on BostInno >>



oneTesla, A Kit for Building Your Own Musical Tesla Coil

"oneTesla is a DIY kit for building your own musical Tesla coil that can play MIDI songs. The kit is available to purchase online at oneTesla, though the site warns that it is an 'advanced project' recommended for those with 'prior experience with building and troubleshooting electronic kits' or at least someone with an experienced mentor standing by." Read more on Laughing Squid >>



Kickstarter: tinyTesla

“tinyTesla is a little Tesla coil that shoots sparks, plays MIDI tracks, and exercises your soldering skills. This coil kit is designed to be easy to build and assemble for anyone with basic soldering skills. Shooting lightning and playing music using electricity itself is an exciting way to learn about physics and electronics! Go check out their successfully funded Kickstarter with 17 days left to go!” Read more on Nuts and Volts >>



oneTesla Tesla Coil DIY Kit: Make Your Own Singing Lightning

“Tesla coils are one of scientists’ go to tool for making science appealing to kids. As if producing your own lightning wasn’t enough, tesla coils can also be used to produce music by pulsing its sparks at appropriate frequencies. You can do all that and more with the oneTesla DIY kit." Read more on Technabob >>



Build a DIY MIDI Singing Tesla Coil - oneTesla

“oneTesla supports input from any MIDI source and can play multiple notes at once. According to the developers, it has stellar performance for its size—up to 23" of sparks from a 10" secondary, and at the same time runs off a simple 120V wall outlet.” Read more on Synthtopia >>



TinyTesla, un instrumento musical electronico y educativo

“Para algunos padres, que un hijo aprenda a tocar un instrumento como forma de estimular la coordinación y el gusto estético por la música es algo normal. Eso sí, siempre pensamos en guitarras, violines, pianos... Lo de hoy es algo diferente: menos convencional y muy ligado al mundo de la electricidad. La tecnología nos ofrece estos instrumentos singulares a veces.” Read more on Xataka >>