Rook, the Knight vs. Tesla Coils

This year, Rook the Knight faces off against four large Tesla coils, including a 9' tall, 1.5 million volt Tesla coil capable of shooting arcs of lightning up 16 feet. Two, 3-foot musical Tesla coils are also part of the performance.

Jake Bissen

Jake Bissen

Jake Bissen is a special effects artist and fabricator for the film industry in Wisconsin and the surrounding area. He has been participating in the Tesla coil show at Maker Faire Milwaukee for the past 4 years.

Rik Stardy

Rik Stardy

Rick stardy is an ex Special Operations combat medic. After joining the Milwaukee Makerspace he got involved in the Tesla coil group. He took up safety and Special effects operations for the various stunts in the Tesla Coil show.

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Mike Hardy

Mike Hardy has participated in the Milwaukee makerfaire for the past 5 years. He is the fabricator and designer of the nine foot tall Tesla coil. Since he was a child he has had a fascination with high voltage electricity and spark gap Tesla coils