I watched The Prestige (2006.) I was bored. I built this. The machine is my own creation, not based on any accurate or functioning Tesla coil. The final presentation style based on the works of Alex Eylar.
See the complete set of photographs at Brickshelf once moderated.
(BTW, the background track is the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra's "Desecration Rag No. 2." I like rag - it's happy music.)