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Can the sparks from a tesla coil roast marshmallows?

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Can the sparks from a tesla coil roast marshmallows?

(Cautionary note - we had an expert in the group to help with safety issues).

 
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Step 1: Diagram

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First a diagram of what we are building.

Step 2: Winding the coil

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A rig was built to help wind the secondary coil.

Step 3: Top load

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The top load is made out of a wacky noodle and aluminum tape

Step 4: Assembly

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We start putting it together.

Step 5: Put in our ground

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Put in our ground

Step 6: Showtime

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Run through our safety steps

Step 7: Roast marshmallows

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Roast marshmallows

zachj2 months ago
Wait, is that the Tesla coil from the make magazine danger edition? By the way, did the marshmallow roast?
abugslife99 (author) 4 months ago

In spite of the voltage being in the 10s of thousands they were only moderately melted. Probably not the most efficient way to cook marshmallows but definitely the most exciting :)

nodcah4 months ago

Well... How well were they roasted!?! The suspense is killing me!! XD Great idea though!

wilgubeast4 months ago

That's awesome.

jessyratfink4 months ago

Did you guys happen to take a photo of the marshmallows after? I would love to see that!

craftclarity4 months ago

Holy Cow! Now that's one of the coolest experiments I've seen on Instructables....!

Hassanul_4 months ago

That's really cool!