Red Alert was a popular real-time strategy game about a decade ago; it was one of my favourite games and it could be one of the most popular PC games of all time.

Soviet’s Tesla coil is a fictional weapon in the game which could fire a lighting bolt to approaching enemies. It was cool (and cruel) and was a favourite among Red Alert gamers. Not all fans would go to the extend of creating the Tesla coil in real life though, but the folks from Tesla Down Under has just done that, with a bit of help from special effects…

Real life Tesla Coil
Tesla coil in ‘real’ action (Image courtesy of Tesladownunder, via Neatorama)



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