Science doesn’t get any cooler than this – Tesla’s plasma ball is a lamp and science experiment in one. It is a colourful way of observing electrical discharges and does double-duty as as geek-chic decor! Named for Nikola Tesla who was a real life mad scientist. His explorations into the world of electricity was so ahead of his time, people thought his experiments were real magic.
The globe itself is filled with three inert gases (neon, argon and xenon), and a high frequency electrode is in the centre. Place your fingertips on the lamp and watch the filaments glow. It’s like creating your own personal bolt of lightning from the electrode to your finger! It even has a sound activated mode to create even more fun. It has 3 modes of operations (Off, Always on, React to sound). So you can either set it to run continuously or set it to sound activation mode to flash to the sound of your voice or your favourite song.
Age guide: from 8 years.
Warning: this item is not a toy. Children should be supervised at all times. It should not be placed near sensitive electronic equipment, and is not suitable for people with a pacemaker.
This product is also available for purchase in store at Space Place.