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Emerging Markets Lead the Way to Cheapest-Ever Solar Energy

Energy experts have long predicted we’d eventually shift from fossil fuels to clean energy. They were right, but there have been a few surprises along the way. The shift is happening faster than anyone thought it would, particularly in solar energy. Solar is now the cheapest form of new electricity there is. And an unexpected […]

Build a 240V Power Adapter for Your MIG Welder

figure-0CAUTION: This project is a non-weatherproof adapter box for 240V. It is not intended, nor should it be used in wet weather or as a permanent installation. Weather-rated parts and ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) components must be correctly and consistently used for outdoor use. Do not consider anything that you learn […]

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Watch High Voltage Plasma Vortices Dance On Your Speaker

The vortex of arcing electricity seen in Anthony Garofalo’s speakers rely on the Lorentz force. It’s a super cool effect that you must watch!
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This High Voltage Robot Sculpture Is as Scary as It Is Cute

This tiny EPROM robot sculpture will shock you!
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Why You Should Be Using a Linear Voltage Regulator

If your project requires stable voltage but you have an unregulated input, you’ll want to use the right kind of linear voltage regulator.
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Use 10,000 Volts to Light Your Tiki Torch

This tiki torch uses super high voltage to ignite itself electronically.
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