A Tribute to Tesla

Today is the 158th anniversary of Nikola Tesla’s birth. The Tesla coil is one of Nikola Tesla’s most famous inventions. In honor of him, check out how the coil looks and sounds. KPCC’s own Chief Engineer Lance Harper built this coil, find out why.

Video by Maya Sugarman and Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC. With contributions by KPCC’s David McKeever.

Celebrate Nikola Tesla during a KPCC event on July 20 in the Crawford Family Forum.

Music: “Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie.