how do I make super huge sparks?

I want to make sparks that can go up to 1-2' long to impressive my friend. My friends don't think I am good with electricity and I would like to Reall impressive them

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guyfrom7up8 years ago
Same problem, lol, except I solved it xD various ways: get a Neon Sign Transformer, you just plug it into the wall :P get a Microwave transformer, bit more dangerous, but gets firey arcs up to 11" Make a tesla coil get a microwave transformer, take off the HV windings and puting heavy gauge wire in to replace it. You get a few volts at hundereds of amps, you can melt steel and create a lot of sparks, but no arcs. those are the most reliable ways (and yes, I've tested them all :P)
it's also to make people think electricity is cool .
yeah, I hate when people underestimate me, like me and my friends were playing laser tag and one of the vests cracked open. All it was was a bunch of LEDs for color and a couple IR LEDs, a uController, and a display driver, and I was like "psh that's easy to make" and they were like "no way, that is soooo complicated and there's no way you could make that." then I was like "well, I just don't have the time, and I don't feel like spending the money." and then they're like "sure, definiteley." I hate that. Also, don't you look at all electronics in a different way once you're good at electronics? It's a gift, and a curse
i hate it when people do that to me. i tell people that i made something, and they have the same reaction as you get.
yes i tell them im building a robot and they just say yah right
miiwii3 (author)  qwertyboy8 years ago
Hey you guys I could go on and on with times I have been under estimated and would like to exchange some ideas about projects with you guys. Feel free to post comments under my profile 'cause I would really like to have some topics going like plasmana. So PLEASE put some comments of times you being under estimated and Ill respond as often as possibe. Thanxs Miiwii3
Yeah, I get that same reaction from my friends too... :-(
mman15068 years ago
a easy way is stick to wires in a socket and rub them it makes big fireworks kinda sparks and sometimes fuse together
one way to make cool sparks is get some iron wool and but a battery against it. it doesn't go to far but its fun to watch
lemonie8 years ago
Like guyfrom7up said for sparks / arcs this big, you need the kind of voltage that a Tesla coil can give you.

wait, did that say 2 feet!?! I thought it said inches yeah, Tesla coil is the way to go. Other options: vann de graff Marx generator
Inches is " feet is ' L