Introduction: IGRUN - Daughter of Aetheria. a High Voltage Steampunk Lamp
first-->sorry that i have so long since written here, but private circumstances have not admitted.
Ok. Today, i want to show you my second High Voltage Steampunk Lamp with a Geissler Tube. 5000 Volt´s and 10 ma. Driver is a Tesla Transformator. The Tube is a - German Geissler Glass Tube- Mouth-blown from a good Friend. A Cage is rotating around the Geissler Tube to protect them against Contact.
As the name consist of? What should this Lamp can and from what it should be?
Ok- 1. a Geissler Tube
2- UV Light
4- Neon Lights
5 - On / Off/ Ignition
So the Name was born:
I = Ignition / on / off
G = Geissler Tube
R = Rotation
U = Ultraviolett Light
N = Neon Light
Lets start with the the Components
Many Brass divides
Neon Glow Lamps
A tesla Transformator
Power Supply 12 V/2 A
Many Thin Cables
5 Micro on/off Switches
5 Keys of an old typewriter
3 Flashlight Modules from an old Camera ( for the Neon Lamps)
Lion Brass Feets
3 Micro Gear Motors
1 Russian Triode
Brass Tubes 3,4,5,6 mm
5 Banana plugs
Step Down Converters for the Micro Motors
1 Geissler Tube
1 UV-led and Resistor for 12 V ( here 430 ohm )
Some different adhesives
1 Timing Belt
1 Toothed belt wheel
1 Milliampere Measure Instrument
Sulfur Liver, Sulfur Acid and Nitric Acid for Coloring
Pls. Apologies if I've forgotten something of the Components or of Pictures. This Project, i startet in November 2015 and I have not photographed every step. THX ;)
Step 1: The Rotating Holders for the Geissler Tube
Glue the Ball-bearings and the Brass Divides in the Brass Rosette with 2 K Resin.
I know , it is simply said if you have the right parts.
Step 2: The Feet
Sawing of the feet . Here was an old , bulky lamp base made of solid Brass cast excellent. Ask not what it was a hellish work and my lab was covered with brass dust.
Color them with Surfur Liver and Nitric Acid. I made a Coloring Tutorial in another Project.
Step 3: The Measure Instrument
We take an old case of a pressure gauge.
Remove the pressure gauge and replace them with the amperemeter. This device shows later to the power of the Tesla transformer. A small 3mm, orange LED for illumination and a resistor for 12 Volt. Some Brass Ornaments and ready ;)
Step 4: Solder the Frames for Neon Lamps
Now we take small Brass Frames and solder them on a Brass Ring. There are sitting later the small Neon Glow lamps. All Ok ?
Manufacture the keys . Here I had an bestowed , old typewriter to help . Without further ado, the thing cannibalized and serve me the keys . Cut the buttons below the top and stick this in so-called " banana plugs ". 6mm brass tube serves excellently as a guide tube.
Step 6: The High Voltage
I had an old Teslatransformator in my electric box. With various input voltages you can also generate other output voltages.
I have an input of 12 volts and according to the diagram generates the transformer ~ 5000 Volt. Thats what we need ;)
Rebuilt is at your own Risk!!!!
This transformer can produce up to 15,000 Volts. !!
Electric shock , destroy of hearing aids or pacemakers may be the result !!
Please build something only when they understand something of high-voltage !!!
Step 7: Housing
Now we construct the Housing with Poplar Wood. The shape is pure fantasy
but I think very appropriate . Paint it with Wood color as you like.
An old hand wheel made of steel will be rebuilt and serves later as a controller for the cage speed. Glue ansuitable potentiometer a the end of the Screw. The UV-led is sitting in the Middle. So it can shine to the Uranium Glass Spiral of the Geissler Tube an let it Glow.
Step 8: The Neon Lamps
How to use the camera modules describe a lot of tutorials here .I do not want to explain in detail since it can also be very dangerous .
Please be careful when experimenting with these modules.
It can be dangerous for certain people and generates very high currents .
A replica is at your own risk !
One Module operates 3 Neon Lamps connected in Series. The green one is for showing the on/of Mode.
Now we combine all the individual devices to the switches. Install the motors , gears and other Ornaments.
Timing Belt and Toothed belt wheel.
Step 9: The Result
I leave you a little leeway for your own fantasy and you can do a lot if you have fantasy. If you just want !!
Make it !!!!!!! ;)
Your Leander Lavendel