Posts Tagged ‘Link’

The Legend of Zelda: Tesla Coil of Time

March 23, 2009

Twin Solid State Musical Tesla coils playing the Zelda theme song….

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“The music that you hear is coming from the sparks that these two identical high power solid state Tesla coils are generating. There are no speakers involved. The Tesla coils stand 7 feet tall and are each capable of putting out over 12 foot of spark. They are spaced about 18 feet apart. The coils are controlled over a fiber optic link by a single laptop computer. Each coil is assigned to a midi channel which it responds to by playing notes that are programed into the computer software. What is not obvious is how loud the coils are. They are well over 110dB. Listen for the echo after the notes stop. These coils were constructed by Steve Ward and Jeff Larson. Programming and musical content by Steve Ward. Video was captured by Terry Blake and edited by Jeff Larson.”

Pretty amazing!

-Z-

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Legend of Zelda on the silver screen?

January 28, 2009

Came upon this video on YouTube and I’m disappointed to reveal that it is not a real trailer.  I didn’t see this last April but apparently this was IGN’s April fools joke.  I think it looks pretty damn good for it being merely a hoax.  My only complaint would be the guy they chose to play Link.  Excluding that one grievance, I’d be all for seeing this turned into a legitamite film.  I’m sure most gamers would agree with me and if done correctly this could be a huge hit.  So come on!  Who’s gonna step up to the challenge?!  Paramount?  Warner Bros.

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And for those of you who haven’t played the Zelda games…  What are ya waiting for.  There are many Zelda titles but if you only play one Ocarina of Time should be it, its without a doubt the most highly regarded piece in the series.  Its a fantastic franchise and can easily be considered a piece of the foundation that helped build the base for the video game industry we know and love today.

-Z-