Open Day for April 2014
My first in 4 years. This is an invitation only event at my place with perhaps 10 people from G+. I have a number restriction due to space limitations and vantage points in the different display arenas. The Physics Dept from UWA in Perth will be helping out. Preference give to those with an electrical/physics or special interest background. Or willingness and background to man one of the displays for an hour or so.
Travel time means that you would have to live in Perth (2h drive) or local around Bunbury. I'm not sure that there are that many on G+ from that area but we'll see. Other interest groups like the Tesla forum, science teachers and selected students, Gravity Discovery Center, Scitech, workmates and family friends make up some of the others.
My invitation blurb:
"See the Big Tesla coil in action with 2-3 meter sparks. This is the one on the front page of my website. Popular on the internet in the recent years with world first effects. Lots of different stunts. Some are interactive. Total worldwide audience on TV, film and internet 3 million this year so far.
New Twin Musical Tesla coils (if they arrive in time) played by Michael Terren.
Sparks onto me in the swimming pool.
Huge smoke ring generator. Fun for grown up kids of all ages with 2 foot smoke rings that travel across the yard. Can crushing and exploding watermelons with powerful capacitors.
Liquid nitrogen stuff. It’s fascinating. Shatter a flower, hammer nails with a banana.
Lots of sparks, Lasers, Radioactivity, UV, superconductors and other strange stuff. Catch a ball under a strobe light, have a free electric shock, try soldering, and experience amazing magnets. See the world’s most powerful bike light. There will be over 30 displays of various projects. A lot of these are interactive."
Here is a sampler of previous Open days: http://tesladownunder.com/Tesla%20display.htm#Open08
If you're interested, reply or email and tell me why. BTW Partners and children may exclude others with great knowledge and interest from coming. The invitation does not extend to friends, aunts and uncles or a family of half a dozen unrestrained children. (It has happened!). Bring a camera/tripod if you wish but there will be nominated photographers and media there. It's not a time for chat - I run around like a blue-arsed fly for the whole night running everything and doing the stunts after 2 months preparation.