Yes, that is a Tesla coil sitting on top of that young man’s head at right, and yes, it works. Well, it worked. Apparently it broke before Halloween. But at least he got an amazing video out of it.
The dude in question is Tyler Christensen, and in case you hadn’t guessed, he goes to MIT. The Tesla coil in question is a Dual Resonant Solid State Tesla Coil, which we have no idea what it means but it sounds incredibly technical and thus cool.
And, of course, he used it to play music, namely the MK theme and a little bit of Harry Potter. Check out the awesome geekiness after the jump.
[ via Geekologie, who we just did a Friendship on ]