Video clip: Telsa Coils, frequency conversion create music
Alternative music group ArcAttack, as seen on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, uses Tesla Coils to make music.
Alternative music group ArcAttack, as seen on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, uses Tesla Coils to make music. The demonstration video here controls the size of the charge to create sound of a certain pitch (frequency) with an NI PXIe-4844 Optical Sensor Interrogator, at a 10 kHz sample rate, and fiber-optic cable , according to National Instruments at NIWeek 2010.
Perhaps understandably, observers were asked to take a giant step backward for this demonstration.
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See more video from NI at http://decibel.ni.com/content/docs/DOC-12568.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey