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Watch a Tesla Coil Zap in "Bullet Time" [Video]

What happens when you take 10 cameras, hack their firmware, and rig them up in a Matrix-style “Bullet Time” array to capture a Tesla Coil blasting energy bolts? Pure video magic.

Over at Hacker Friendly they took ten Canon A470s, hacked the firmware with the Canon CHDK firmware, and wired them all together into an arc to capture a Tesla coil in action. Watch the video below to see the results:

Impressed? You can hit up the link below to see more photos and check out their code and schematics.

Bullet Time Lightning [Hacker Friendly via Laughing Squid]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/29/11

Comments (5)

  1. clooch

    That video made me want to punch you in the mouth. Maybe it’s the music, but it was annoying to watch.

  2. nader nassir

    science for humanships,regards to you,yinsnn

  3. nader nassir

    the life universal language to BE the life,its music,regards to you,yinsnn

  4. nader nassir

    my love is all of the persones at the world,regards to you,yinsnn

  5. jon_hill987

    Needs more cameras.

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