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Steampunk Tesla cane | by maker z
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Steampunk Tesla cane

This is my latest steampunk project: the Inert Gas Discharge Ambulatory Assistance Device (i.e. 'Tesla cane'). It is named for Tesla's own name for his invention: the inert gas discharge tube.

 

The body of the cane is a brass tube, with a 3" plasma globe mounted on top. It is powered by four AA batteries accessed through a door cut in the side of the tube. The bottom of the cane is terminated with a small wooden dowel and rubber foot.

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Taken on May 19, 2009