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Ripclawe
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(04-24-2009, 06:13 AM)
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Crazy motherfucker.... but so damn cool looking.

http://www.*****************/news/worl....html?ITO=1490

It's electric: Peter Terren shoots 500,000 volts of electricity down his body as he sits in the pose of Rodin's 'Thinker'
[IMG]http://i.*****************/i/pix/2009/04/23/article-1172819-0497D060000005DC-158_634x588_popup.jpg[/IMG]

It's a picture that's sure to make your hair stand on end.

A daredevil inventor has created a shocking new image of Rodin's 'The Thinker' - by shooting 500,000 volts of electricity down his body as he sat in the pose.


Using a home-built Tesla coil pieced together from junk and bits from hardware stores, Peter Terren risked his life to make the electrifying image.

He was also only protected from painful death by electrocution by a layer of cheap builders' foil.

Terren, from Bunbury, Western Australia,said: 'I wanted to convey the concept of the modern electrical age with the barrage of electrical interference in our lives. So much is happening and demanding our attention that it is difficult to "think".

'I decided upon a real life posture like the thinker with a lot of electrical activity around me with sparks onto my body.'

His previous Tesla experiments have seen him wrapped in a Faraday cage - like a see-through Dalek - but this time he wanted to push himself.
Peter's face was protected by a mask made of fine strands of stainless steel and his 'safety suit' consisted of a wrapping of builders' insulating foil. A wig covered up a foil headcap.

The electricity fired from the Tesla rod, which is passed over him in a semi-circle, can then pass down the foil suit and safely out to the earth through his foot.

The 52-year-old said: 'In doing this I wanted to do something new that also challenged the boundaries.

'Allowing the sparks to contact my body or face directly is not safe of course. A single spark that gets past the defences would throw me to the ground in intense pain like a Taser shock.

'Multiple sparks would also stop me breathing and be fatal.'

The electricity pours out safely out through Terren's rubber-soled shoes to the floor below
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The Take Out Bandit
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sumthin sumthin itches!
DRAGGGUUULLLAAA!!!
(04-24-2009, 06:14 AM)
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Holy fuck that's crazy! :O
I AM JOHN!
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(04-24-2009, 06:15 AM)
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It's rare that you find such shocking art in this day and age.
Treo360
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(04-24-2009, 06:17 AM)
I'm shocked, what an electrifying piece of art.
Darklord
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(04-24-2009, 06:17 AM)
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I don't get how he could still survive that because of foil. That's awesome though.
sixteen-bit
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(04-24-2009, 06:17 AM)
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OnPoint
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(04-24-2009, 06:19 AM)
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Zeus?
Hootie
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at least I'm not black.
(04-24-2009, 06:21 AM)
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The lack of Count Dookkake disappoints me.
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SapientWolf
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(04-24-2009, 06:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Treo360

I'm shocked, what an electrifying piece of art.

*groan* These puns are revolting.
sc0la
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(04-24-2009, 06:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by SapientWolf

*groan* These puns are revolting.

We should think of an appropriate punishment
Unknown One
F'n LOVES Jonas Brothers
(04-24-2009, 06:29 AM)
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Now this guy is badass.
I have to bookmark this awesomeness :D
Fun Factor
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(04-24-2009, 06:33 AM)
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Tesla coils are fucking pimp, people need to find a practical use for them, like a tazer-like weapon.



tHoMNZ
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(04-24-2009, 06:37 AM)

Originally Posted by Darklord

I don't get how he could still survive that because of foil. That's awesome though.

If the foil creates an unbroken path to ground, the current will only flow in the foil, not in his body
Aselith
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(04-24-2009, 07:13 AM)
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That really is amazing. I'm amped to see more of his art.
AlexMogil
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(04-24-2009, 07:23 AM)
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watt
GavinGT
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(04-24-2009, 07:31 AM)
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That's pretty Coulomb.
Shawsie64
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(04-24-2009, 07:39 AM)
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[QUOTE=FTWer]Tesla coils are fucking pimp, people need to find a practical use for them, like a tazer-like weapon.



"Command and Conquer: Red Alert was the first PC strategy game that I really got into, and it's still one of my all-time favorites. That's why I can't help but fall in love with this homemade Tesla coil setup made as an homage to the classic game. The picture above isn't Photoshopped at all; it's a single, 17-second exposure taken with a Nikon D70. That's not to say no special effects were used, however.

Because Tesla coils can't actually shoot long, single bursts of lightning at a target, wires were strung between the coil and its targets to act as a path for the energy to move down. The coil then sent out three-foot bursts along the wires. By using the longer exposure, the bursts all strung together to look like a continuous shock.

As for the figures, they're all handmade, from the cutout of the zapped Allied soldier to the Tesla soldier to the engineer. Be sure to check out the project page for a detailed breakdown of how it was completed with plenty of photos."

http://tesladownunder.com/Red%20Alert%20Tesla.htm
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The Abominable Snowman
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(04-24-2009, 07:40 AM)
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I wonder if his girlfriend was scared for his life. Really, if I had an idea like this, someone who cared for me would have stopped me. Shows how much his family cares.
GoldenEye 007
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(04-24-2009, 07:45 AM)
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As long as there is like zero amperage, you're fine. It's actually better to have a higher voltage go through you as it simply has a much higher probability staying on the outside of your body. Amperage will fry your heart and other things I'm sure.
Windu
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(04-24-2009, 07:45 AM)
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Damn, I bet he had a great hair due when he got done with that.
Rewrite
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(04-24-2009, 07:53 AM)
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:O Woah, that's so fucking awesome.
lexi
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(04-24-2009, 07:54 AM)
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Is there anything more annoying then these lame puns in every thread?
Haly
One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee.
(04-24-2009, 08:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by lockii

Is there anything more annoying then these lame puns in every thread?

Count Dookake taking all the good puns.
Zensetsu
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(04-24-2009, 08:06 AM)

Originally Posted by The Abominable Snowman

I wonder if his girlfriend was scared for his life. Really, if I had an idea like this, someone who cared for me would have stopped me. Shows how much his family cares.

They care enough about his ambition as an artist to let him attempt to achieve something that he has envisioned. Sometimes caring about people means letting them follow their dreams, even if it means that you are worried for them.
mercviper
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(04-24-2009, 08:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by SapientWolf

*groan* These puns are revolting.

:o
Lucky Forward
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(04-24-2009, 02:49 PM)
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I'm surprised he would conduct himself like this.
Phobophile
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(04-24-2009, 02:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by GoldenEye 007

As long as there is like zero amperage, you're fine. It's actually better to have a higher voltage go through you as it simply has a much higher probability staying on the outside of your body. Amperage will fry your heart and other things I'm sure.

This. The current is so, so, so low. I've been shocked by a Van der Graaff generator in high school that put off 100,000-300,000 V. High voltage, low current.
daw840
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(04-24-2009, 03:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by AlexMogil

watt

:lol
adg1034
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(04-24-2009, 03:00 PM)
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His previous Tesla experiments have seen him wrapped in a Faraday cage - like a see-through Dalek

No words...
Joe Shlabotnik
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(04-24-2009, 03:02 PM)
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All that risk and it's... not really a great picture.
XiaNaphryz
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(04-24-2009, 03:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Abominable Snowman

I wonder if his girlfriend was scared for his life. Really, if I had an idea like this, someone who cared for me would have stopped me. Shows how much his family cares.

Or maybe his family just know their physics. ;P
Hop
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(04-24-2009, 03:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by lockii

Is there anything more annoying then these lame puns in every thread?

C'mon girl, why you gotta put up such resistance?

Now let's see someone pull off 'capacitor'.
fallengorn
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(04-24-2009, 03:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by AlexMogil

watt

nice.
Powerslave
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(04-24-2009, 03:53 PM)

Originally Posted by AlexMogil

watt

:lol
AlStrong
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(04-24-2009, 03:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by lockii

Is there anything more annoying then these lame puns in every thread?

Your capacity for fun seems very low.

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