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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Who invented the plasma ball? What year was it invented in, and what did the first one look like?
- Lilí Rob (age 14)
Lancaster,CA, United States
Great question!

First of all, itís important to realize that a plasma ball is just a small Tesla Coil. . The very first Tesla coil was invented by an electrical engineer named Nikola Tesla (and hence the name of the coil) in 1891.

For more information, please visit the following sites:

(This is where I found what the first Tesla coil probably looked like.)

First Tesla coil

Thanks for the question!


(published on 10/22/2007)

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