A night of learning, making, & sharing of Electrical Science & Art!
Wireless Power Transmission: How did Nikola Tesla do it? By Omega Recoil
In the late 1800s Nikola Tesla began experimenting with transmitting power wirelessly via the earth’s crust and the ionosphere. He invented what we now know as the Tesla Coil; this device was capable of generating extremely high voltages, and was the pre-curser to radio transmission. What was Tesla doing? How was he doing it? Does wireless power work? The Omega Recoil team have been re-creating some of Tesla’s wireless power experiments, with interesting results.
Our presentation will include videos of our Tesla Coils running and power being transmitted wirelessly.
Omega Recoil is a team of Scientists, builders, engineers, showmen and industrial artists that have created extremely large sparks in the San Francisco Bay area since 1999. The members of the group began work with: Pyrokenetics, Dr. Megavolt, Flaming Lotus Girls, SRL, Firefall, SimNuke, and Acme Muffineering. Omega Recoil is the intersection where Mad Science meets Art and Education.
June 20th 2009, 7pm-2am2600 Magnolia at 26th street in West Oakland MapEnter through the Parking Lot Gate$10-20 donation to support the Boiler BarAs always at the Boiler Bar: DJ’s, & ravers are welcome to talk and learn.
I love my crazy friends, so let me introduce more of them to you; presenting the Seabat Family. We are looking forward to seeing them at Maker Faire this May.
The Seabat family is an eclectic crew of creative individuals. They enjoy their privacy and freedom, and therefore choose a life of fluid locality. Though their real home is the magnificently mobile Seabat Isle, they each travel the world and beyond in a variety of vessels. Seabat Isle is a quaint little plot held together by the massive roots of Unwin, the islands magnolia tree, floating hither and thither across the many seas.
The Boiler Bar’s very own Mitara will be there to show those girls how to play NICE!
Come One Come All!!!
Roller Derby is where it is at!!!!
This Saturday (3/14/09) is another amazing match up.
It will be a hard hitting bout between
Richmond Wrecking Belles vs the San Fransico Shevil Dead
It is a luck of the Irish SHAMROCK and ROLL kind of night, so
wear your green and come support your Local Derby Girls.
Come support a DIY organization, for the skaters by the skaters!
The most wonderful art car I have ever seen. Given the size, the details were just amazing. I was sad when Burning Man banned it (I understood why, too many people in the way), and even sadder when I heard it was intentionally burned to the ground!
The 40-foot replica of the 16th century vessel was owned by artist Simon Cheffins and mechanical engineer Gregory Jones of Extra Action Marching Band fame.
Their suit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Reno seeks damages from Michael Stewart, owner of Empire and Orient farms in Gerlach, under The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990.