Instructables
Most of us are quite fascinated by lighting storms...first you see a big flash, then you hear a tremendous BOOM! Sometimes you wish you could make your own sparks...well you can! With these Instructables you can make loud snapping sparks, arcs, plasma globes, impressive Jacobs' ladders, and you could even modulate an arc to play music!

Want to start making your own sparks 'n' arcs? Then check out some of these great DIY high voltage Instructables!

Make your own Lightning Globe! style
This instructable will show you how to make one of those cool lightning globes with about $5.00 worth of parts.WARNING Just like my Monitor Hack instructable, this makes use of some very high voltage....
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MAKE A HIGH VOLTAGE SUPPLY IN 5 MINUTES style
In this Instructable you will learn how to make a High Voltage High Frequency power supply in 5 minutes and for less than $20.All you need is a compact fluorescent light (CFL) and a flyback transforme...
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How to build a five-foot-tall Jacob's ladder style
This classic climbing arc completes any mad scientist's dungeon. Don't touch the electrodes: they're at 12 kV!
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Build a simple Marx Generator style
Do you like the idea of tesla coils and other high voltage sparking stuff, but don't have the time, money or patience to build something that is elaborate? Well, here's a fun 'n' simple project that...
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The Plasma Speaker style
Are you tired of those old black speakers that only just make sounds? Maybe sound reactive lights are just not enough to impress you? How about a Plasma Speaker? A plasma speaker is a device that g...
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Monitor Hack - Security System! style
That old CRT monitor isn't as worthless as you might think!Don't throw it away, hack it!This instructable will show you how to turn that old dusty monitor into a personal electric fence!WARNING: I sh...
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Make A Water Leyden Jar style
Here is another type of high voltage capacitors - a Salt Water Leyden Jar!Don't know what a leyden jar is? No worries! Read here on Wikipedia!The water leyden jar is easier to make than a normal leyde...
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Kelvin's Thunderstorm - Create lightning from water and gravity! style
Did you know that you could recreate thunderstorm lightning in your own home?It's possible and is really easy to do. Granted, it's not nearly as exciting as a good old fashion thunderstorm, but the ef...
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Build a Variable High Voltage Power Supply style
I needed a variable 0 to 50KV high voltage power supply for my high voltage experiments that wouldn't break the bank, so I built my own. With just a few parts from old microwave ovens, TV sets, and...
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re(updated) Simple flyback driver style
Do you want a simple $3 solution to make a 20-30 kv power supply for your electronics? Well here you go: I modified the photos from powerlabs.org so that it would work with a modern dc flyback transf...
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