Inventor builds Tesla Coil as Car Alarm


In case you don’t think your car’s security alarm isn’t dramatic enough, Australian inventor Peter Terren has designed a Tesla Coil for your car.  Yup.

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By attaching a 4-inch coil to a boom on the roof of his car, Terren capture the photo above with time-lapse photography.  He calls the system the Eye of Sauron.

Putting aside the legality of using a security system like this, the Eye absolutely would scare away any casual thieves, although anyone really determined could just pull the boom down with, say, a rope.

Either way, it’s absolutely one of the coolest ideas for car security we’ve even seen, even if it’s not a MagnaVolt.

[Tesla Downunder, via Gizmowatch]

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