The Slayer Exciter was the brainstorm of Dr. Stiffler a few years ago. It has since been modified and improved, resulting in a community of people whose hobby is to revise and improve them.
In this Instructable, I will show you how to build a small Slayer Exciter and will also give an explanation as to how it works.
There are several parts that make up a Slayer Exciter:
- The power source supplies the voltage and amperage.
- The driver circuit takes the electricity from the power source and prepares it for the transformer.
- The primary coil creates a magnetic field from the electricity.
- The secondary coil converts the magnetic field back into electricity and steps it up to a much higher
- Finally, the top load acts as a capacitor, greatly increasing the strength of the electromagnetic
The whole project only costs about $15 and can easily be completed in a weekend. It can be used as a centerpiece for the dinner table that will "wow" any family members or guests. It is also easily transportable which can make it a great conversation starter if you choose to bring it to school or work.
Here is a video of it in operation!
The Slayer exciter creates an electromagnetic field that may negatively affect electronic equipment in the immediate area; including pacemakers. Exercise caution and common sense when operating a Slayer Exciter.
Step 1: Parts List
- At least a 6" long tube that's 1" in diameter, it must be hollow and non-conductive! I used a
piece of PVC pipe. - ~$5
- A platform to mount everything onto. I used the bottom of a CD case. - Free
- Approximately 3' of 14 - 26 AWG wire. - ~$1
- Approximately 100' of 30 AWG enamel wire. - ~$5
- Some sort of round sphere to use as a top load. - ~$1
- One 47,000 (47k) ohm resistor. - $1
- Two UF4007 diodes. - $1
- One TIP31C transistor. - $1
- Screw terminals (Optional). - $1
- Transistor heat sink (Recommended if exceeding 18 volts) - $3
Feel free to experiment with different transistors, most transistors should work as long as they are NPN type. However, if the transistor gets hot to the touch you may want to consider the TIP31C, the TIP31C should only get warm to the touch unless you exceed 18 volts. The resistor value can also be changed, it merely limits the current going into the transistor so a change of a few thousand ohms either way should not make much of a difference. If your transistor feels hot to the touch you may consider increasing the resistor value.
I would also recommend using a piece of pipe that's several inches longer than what is required, you can always cut down the pipe to the right size after wrapping the secondary coil.