Archive for January, 2008

High Voltage Birthday Cake

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

CAUTION: Birthday!

My friend Rob’s birthday was coming up and a few of us got together to throw him a surprise party. Since Rob has been running a with a streak of high-voltage projects these past few months, what could be more appropriate than incorporating some extra volts into the surprise?

Solution: a high-voltage themed birthday cake with little Jacob’s ladders for candles.

A picture of the candle assembly before installation. The picture doesn’t show the arcs very well as they were a fair bit bigger than this picture suggests:
High voltage birthday cake, nekkid

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