Why should awesome graphic novelized history have all the fun, thought Rob Fleckenger. Who has begun posting the story of the making of his Tesla Gun. Which is, as he puts it, "a hand-held, battery powered lightning machine. It is a spark gap Tesla coil powered by an 18V drill battery. You pull the trigger, and lightning comes out the front."
Which is actually my second favorite phrase from the post, after, "The housing is made from a nerf gun cast in aluminum. I had never made a metal casting before, so"
The Tesla Gun [hackerfriendly.com]
A January talk about the nearly completed Tesla Gun at Ada's Technical BooksFleckenger's Tesla Gun photoset on flickr [flickr]