A tesla coil controller that uses the capabilities of a raspberry pi (Zero) to drive a Tesla coil via I2C and to play music from Midi files.
Now split into two tesla coils running from a single PI.
Software on the PI allows for manual scripting of the power and frequency of the Tesla coil bursts, a midi interface allows midi files to be played via ALSA and via external USB midi sources.
Always will be a work in progress
Construction and documentation still in progress, un-linked entries to come:-
Very honored to be invited to the Royal Institution to demo these tesla coils at the Christmas Lectures (to be screened boxing day BBC4 20:00 in the UK or via http://www.rigb.org/christmas-lectures after Boxing day)
A behind the scenes tour from Matt Parker catches some of the demo about 2 mins in.
Realising that if I was going to be moving this project around a single acrylic base with all of the "live" components on was not such a good idea I have created an acrylic box from 6mm acrylic from a recovered sign.
You can see this case in use in the following Demonstrations of the PIZero Teslacoil