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

By Jason Fitzpatrick on June 29th, 2011

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 06/29/11
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