How to Make a Tesla Coil

By Colin Kilbane

A Tesla coil generates a very high-voltage, low-currant resonating AC electricity that is equivalent to a cattle prod or a Taser. Understand how a Tesla coil is made and used with a demonstration from a science teacher in this free video on science.

About the Author

Colin Kilbane has a degree in chemistry from Kansas State University. Currently, he is the head scientist of a school program called Mad Science. There, Kilbane teaches kids how to do science experiments from every field of science. He also teaches chess to children of all ages.