tesla night and dale travous memories

[repost from 2005]

Last Sunday dorkbot seattle celebrated its second anniversary with Tesla Night. I celebrated my first appearance at a dorkbot event by attending.

Matt Stiger had a tesla coil that rivaled some of Dale Travous’s monsters. It made me heavily nostalgic for the days at Dale’s lab in the Kalberer Hotel Supply building downtown Seattle. I miss Dale.

Especially fun was getting to play with over 2 million volts, thanks to Matt.

matt stiger tesla coil - photo by harrison

janet playing with 2M+ volts

In the early 90s, Dale also used electro magnets to shrink coins.


Video of one of Dale’s coils working in his lab