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Q & A: Tesla coil dangers

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Most recent answer: 09/04/2011
Q:
Hi. I am thinking about building a robot. Is it feasible that I break a plasma ball and use the tesla coil in it as a weapon? Is it dangerous to humans?
- Felix Jen (age 13)
Rowland Heights, CA, USA
A:
If you Google "Tesla coil safety" you'll find many sites with major warnings about many dangers of Tesla coils. Under no circumstances should you consider letting a robot loose with a Tesla coil.

Mike W.

(published on 09/04/2011)

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