By Evan Ackerman
What kinds of things do you suppose you can do with a couple huge Tesla coils? Hmm… How about cooking a chain of a dozen hot dogs all at once?
Mmm, tastes like lightning. These coils are actually just 1/12 scale (!) prototypes of some absolute monsters that the Nevada Lightning Laboratory wants to construct. The 122 foot tall towers would be tall enough for people to be INSIDE them watching the discharges, kinda like this:
More pics of the 10 foot tall baby coils at Maker Faire shooting lighting bolts, after the jump.