In this instructable I'll show you how to build a simple Tesla-based antenna or radiant energy receiver and also give a diagram for a simple circuit that can work with it in the exact manner as Tesla explains in his patent.
"All peoples everywhere should have free energy sources."
-- Nikola Tesla
Step 1: Quoting Nichola Tesla
"C is the condenser, P the insulated plate or conducting body, which is exposed to the rays, and P' another plate or conductor, all being joined in series, as shown. The terminals T T' of the condenser are also connected to a circuit"
When trying to understand Nichola Tesla's work it is very important to read in great detail all of the patents and fully understand the meaning of all of his words.
Step 2: Materials and Tools
1 - heavy duty aluminium foil
2 - sharp cutting tool
3 - lamination papers or any other type of insulating material such as glass, a plastic sticker ...
4 - a clothes Iron
Step 3: Let's Get Started
so we shall measure the lamination part and get a slice of aluminium big enough to fit inside the lamination papers.
After we have both of the materials, you will start marking the aluminium foil like in the pictures.
Step 4: Cutting the Aluminium Foil
Step 5: Getting Ready to Iron It All Together
Step 6: Iron It All Together
Step 7: The Circuit to Test the Antenna
Obviously you can scale this up to any size that you can think of (the bigger the better), using any type of materials and the same principle as this instructable.
The stricter you are with your build, the better results.
Second Part: 'the sircuit'
1 - 4 diodes of any kind (I used RL 207)
2 - a capacitor (I used 200 V - 220 uf)
3 - a soldering iron