ESP Biography

HEIDI BAUMGARTNER, MIT junior in physics & EE

Major: Physics

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Zapping things is fun!

Past Classes

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E6144: DIY Lightning: Build Your Own Singing Tesla Coil in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Ever wonder how a Tesla coil works? Interested in how you can make 10'+ sparks, and how those sparks can play music? Want to build your very own Tesla coil? Then this class is for you! We'll begin with a quick lecture on how a Tesla Coil works, from the bottom up. We'll then provide you with kits to build solid-state Tesla Coils that can make music, and we'll be there to assist you in building and debugging. The end product is a 10" tall coil, capable of 15" sparks playing polyphonic music, or 2' sparks in spark-optimized mode. All necessary hardware will be provided - a pretty sweet deal, if you ask us!