Orage

Lead Mechanical Engineer

As part of the Coup de Foudre project, Lyra created a giant lightning death machine that did not kill anyone - a 20ft tall tesla coil. In 2015, it was surrounded by faraday cages from which participants control the lightning using Myst-style artifacts. In 2016, it was run on lower voltage in order to raise nearby visitors to a higher electrical potential, creating a tactile sensation both delightful and unnerving. Displayed at the Exploratorium.


Mechanical Design [structural and cosmetic] - Safety [mechanical, electrical, psychological] - Fabrication - Run Crew

2015, 2016

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