February 7, 2009
Artist Dustin Cantrell took Kidrobot’s classic Dunny toy and fused it together with a novelty favorite: the Tesla-inspired Plasma Globe.
The Plasma Globe was originally conceived by Nikola Tesla in 1894 and worked by using an Tesla coil to excite the element inside an incandescent lap. Then in the 1970s, MIT researcher Bill Parker came up with the more modern design used today, which has a glass dome full of inert gases, and running a high frequency current through the dome, prompting the visual effects.
Wow… imagine the potential if this plasma globe can be shrank and inplanted into little figurines and toys powered with button batteries…
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