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Really nice! Glad it worked well for you
You can try a sanitary tee, it might work. Let me know how it goes!
Around 10 minutes or so of continuous use. It's easy enough to take out the battery when the lighter case is cracked open and add some wires to run it off some other power supply.
I haven't measured the voltage but it's got to be at least 5-10kv judging by how far it will jump. I believe the output is AC.
Also, no I have not tried soldering with it. It wouldn't be much good for that because high voltage and delicate electronics don't mix.
You can make it as close as you like as long as they're not touching.
Cool, I'll take a look.
Paintballs are probably too heavy to go very far.
I'm sure part of the blame for local squirrel obesity does rest squarely on my shoulders...
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"Well then that makes a stick welder, a plasma stick welder. An air arc, a plasma air arc cutter. A spray arc, a plasma spray welder. A spot welder, a plasma a plasma spot welder."As far as science is concerned, correct. All of those devices use plasma as their source of heat. If you don't want to call it that due to your workshop experience that's your prerogative.
This is a comment I've had several times due to a misunderstanding of what constitutes plasma. This does not function via the same mechanism as commercially produced plasma cutters, but it does use plasma for the cutting action. Google 'electrical arc' and you will see that every arc is plasma, whether the gas it passes through is inert or not.
The power supply would be the first step.
I haven't, but it's a cool idea.
You're free to end the video at that point. I did not include an ad in the Instructable, what else would you have me do?
It's just marketing. I'm sure they choose that name because they knew it would get them noticed. It's good stuff though.
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