Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - coil Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:48:19 PST BLOX v1.01 Homemade Atomizer+Mod E-cigarette on the cheap
Homemade Atomizer+Mod E-cigarette on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> kwe Hi here is a short video to show you how i fully made my E-cigarettethe atomizer is made of an old lens the tank that fits in the lens is a coming from a juice bottleDrill holes in the bottom of the tankpeal of the insulation of the electrical connectorsI made a M3 thread in the connectors Cut the h...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:49:42 PST
Electromagnet make it stronger DIY quick & easy
Electromagnet make it stronger DIY quick & easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> bastelking It´s simple: watch the video
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:33:18 PDT
GU-81 VTTC - More DIY How To Projects]]> willi1131 In this Instructable I am going to show you how to build a Vacuum Tube Tesla Coil (VTTC)! I try to focus more on math and give you the possibility to build your tube without just looking up values on the internet. You should be able to REALLY BUILD YOUR OWN! And of course you can use bigger tubes. M...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:13:31 PDT
How to make High Voltage Capacitor for Tesla Coil
How to make High Voltage Capacitor for Tesla Coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> kdomjan This is my instructable on DIY HV Capacitors and how to make them.Please follow all instructions step-by-step if you have any questions feel free to ask.For more Experiments with high voltage visit: What do you need to make HV Cap? All what you need is :ACRYLIC PLASTIC SHEET...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:14:14 PDT
An experiment in transformer rewinding
An experiment in transformer rewinding - More DIY How To Projects]]> throbscottle I've had this transformer sitting in my junk box for a few years now. It came from a cheap hi-fi system. of (possibly) 80's vintage. I'd worked out it must be rated 90-100VA, but with windings for 11.7v, 15.4v and 40.5v, it was a bit useless.So when I needed a transformer with a power rating of at ...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:48:54 PDT
Coilgun - More DIY How To Projects]]> Djnix I came up with my own design so I'm not going to tell you how to do yours. I only ask that you cover any exposed wires to prevent electrical shock. The voltage is high enough to Hurt you badly. Materials PVC Charging circuitProjectileThyristor WiresTrigger switchHot glue400v capacitors (I used 82...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:55:45 PDT
Rail/Coil Gun
Rail/Coil Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> Sam Patton I was told that I couldn't buy a BB gun, so instead I made my own version of a railgun that fires 320 Joules in a split second. I was able to pierce my garage door, but I had the switch blow up on me so I'm waiting to install the new high voltage switch. WARNING THIS IS NOT LIKE A BB GUN. Used com...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:41:37 PDT
Micro tesla slayer youtube lam  Dear All.. for  who want to build a mini tesla coil youtube   MVI 0299                      Please see photo to build one.                                              Thank you
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:26:47 PDT
My Large-ish Tesla Transformer Yergaderga This isn't really an instructable. It is a display of the one I made. If I should fix something, feel free to tell me. I haven't figured out what to power it with yet.
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:03:22 PDT
building the poor-mans mini tesla coil ( slayer exciter)
building the poor-mans mini tesla coil ( slayer exciter) - More DIY How To Projects]]> -max- A slayer exciter is basically a small solid state tesla coil, usually a one transistor design. The circuitry for it is simple. One of the first things anyone who has built a joule thief will notice, is that the circuitry is very similar. The biggest difference is that the small transformer or induct...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:34:24 PDT
Wireless Power Transfer (Simple and Fast Way)
Wireless Power Transfer (Simple and Fast Way) - More DIY How To Projects]]> A14 I've been searching about this topic for a year to make a simple project. However i found nothing simple. Every project contains hard to find materials and high voltage. I'm trying to make it simpler. I also find a Hungarian site about this project. But i made some changes. Schematic in this site wi...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 10:56:03 PST
Make a small, but powerful 30KV Van De Graaff generator
Make a small, but powerful 30KV Van De Graaff generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> -max- What is a Van de Graaff generator? you might wonder, well It is an electrostatic machine that builds up an extremely high voltage charge on a metal sphere. It was invented by Robert J. Van de Graaff in 1929. it works like this: you know how when you scuff your socks on a carpet, and then get that n...
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:53:37 PST
Homemade Coil Dope
Homemade Coil Dope - More DIY How To Projects]]> Re-design If you wind your own coils whether they are for an electric motor, electromagnet, radio coil or tesla coil or whatever, when you've wound it and have it the way you want it if you paint it with coil dope it will hold it's shape and won't hum in use. If you're winding an rf coil for a radio receiver...
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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:05:22 PDT
Jacob's Ladder
Jacob's Ladder - More DIY How To Projects]]> hackmattr A Mad Scientist laboratory is not complete without a Jacob's Ladder. If you have always wanted one as a prop for Halloween or just to display, then this instructable will show you how to build one. It is very simple to make and you only need two components to make it happen. Please vote for me for ...
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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:09:38 PDT
Pocket Sized Coil Gun
Pocket Sized Coil Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> Emsaid This is a super tiny pocket sized coil gun! Although this is not the most powerful coil gun, its size and looks make up for it! Gathering Materials and Tools Materials: -Disposable camera -Empty pack of gum -1/8 Tube ( old pen tubes work great!) -1/8 Nail -Acrylic -On/Off Switch -Norma...
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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:33:12 PDT
Best Way to Strip Magnet Wire The Lightning Stalker If you're like me, you've been searching for a better way to get the insulation off of magnet wire.  Sure, there is the easy solder magnet wire with the insulation that turns to flux, but for one reason or another, you will eventually end up getting stuck using the good stuff.  Thankfully there is a...
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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:33:26 PDT
Find Bipolar Stepper Motor Coil Pairs randofo There is a really easy way to figure out which two sets of wired are paired on a bipolar stepper motor. Get an LED, and hold the anode and cathode to any of the motor's two electrical connections (respectively). Turn the motor shaft and see if it lights up. If it does not light up, change where the ...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:48:44 PDT
Make a cheap disposable camera capacitor bank
Make a cheap disposable camera capacitor bank - More DIY How To Projects]]> Alex1M6 This instructable will show you have to make a simple capacitor bank and charger out of old disposable cameras that you can get for free at your local store. You can then use it for powering things such as coil guns or just blowing things up! See the second picture above? that was the spark created...
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Sat, 5 May 2012 08:20:34 PDT
Audio Modulated Solid State Tesla Coil Kickstarter video CamDAX BATEC's Audio Modulated Solid State Tesla Coil Kickstarter project video Our project goal is to build an Audio Modulated Full-Bridge Solid State Tesla Coil (SSTC) for research in High Voltage Sculpture and mu...
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Sat, 31 Mar 2012 01:50:57 PDT
Double Spiral Coil
Double Spiral Coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> Thinkenstein I am at the bottom of the electronics learning curve, and don't really know what I have come up with here.  It seems interesting to me though, and worth sharing.  Let me know if you can imagine any applications.   I have seen normal, straight electro-magnet spiral coils and also doughnut-shaped tor...
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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 15:15:25 PDT
Solid State Tesla Coil
Solid State Tesla Coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> Michael Chen A solid state Tesla coil is one of the kinds of Tesla coils available. It has several advantages over the more common spark gap tesla coil. They are less louder than conventional Tesla coils, yet they can still achieve a respectable output. They can also be made to play music through its spark, whic...
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Mon, 6 Feb 2012 18:33:04 PST
Build your own Coilgun smonk1 Here is one of the projects from the book '15 Dangerously Mad Projects for the Evil Genius'. You can actually download the chapter in full, free of charge, so I will just give an overview of it here. Full details on my blog here.
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 06:45:44 PST
Build and Code a MONSTER Musical Tesla Coil with a Microcontroller
Build and Code a MONSTER Musical Tesla Coil with a Microcontroller - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheHomebrewGuru Visit my youtube page for more projects: As the winter months come up, many will be forced to stay indoors… To many, this will mean playing scrabble with grandma, watching television, doing puzzles, and sitting around the house. W...
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Fri, 4 Nov 2011 18:44:49 PDT
Strong Electromagnet From An Old Transformer
Strong Electromagnet From An Old Transformer - More DIY How To Projects]]> rocketman221 This is a very strong electromagnet made out of an old transformer. The materials used are recycled from transformers and motors. This magnet can lift over 30lbs (14kg) <br> Parts & Tools Parts: 1 Transformer Enough magnet wire to fill the core. Tool...
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Sat, 3 Sep 2011 21:57:10 PDT
Mini Computer Fan Air Conditioner divad135 I decided to build this little personal cooling device for fun, just to see if it would work. I saw the same concept somewhere else online to make a simple air conditioner using a coil mounted to a fan. I decided to replicate it, making it personal, and (somewhat) portable. It consists of a standard...
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Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:21:16 PDT
altoid coil gun
altoid coil gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> sunal135 I've been working on this for awhile and this contest is perfect timing for me to show it off.  This is a coil gun put in to an Altoids (technically two) containers. <br&a...
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Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:49:25 PDT
Ignition Coil High Voltage Display
Ignition Coil High Voltage Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> LargeMouthBass A common automotive ignition coil can generate an output voltage on the order of 30,000 volts. This is a sufficient voltage to produce arcs which jump an air gap of an inch or more.  Driven properly they can also be used to create a Jacobs Ladder display Ignition coils are inexpensive and readily a...
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Thu, 30 Jun 2011 16:15:43 PDT
Tesla coil andre.benfenati Here you can see the result of building a tesla coil following instructables istruction
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Sun, 3 Apr 2011 04:01:13 PDT
My 330V 78Joule Coilgun Mudbud I built this for a school project faire. It has slots for different size coils so I am not limited to one barrel. It has a custom built control box with: Power, HV in, 2 switches to control which capacitor bank to charge, and a firing switch... As you can see I also made the power supply too. I bou...
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Fri, 4 Mar 2011 13:27:51 PST
Unseen burglar alarm.
Unseen burglar alarm. - More DIY How To Projects]]> MacDynamo    I imagine if you've watched a James Bond movie, browsed the tech categories here on Instructables, or watched a MacGyver episode you've seen lasers being used as theft deterrents. Of course if you've seen any tv shows you've seen people (like MacGyver) getting past lasers with dust, smoke, and op...
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 09:47:20 PST
Building a solid state tesla coil
Building a solid state tesla coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> spark light !This instructable is meant to give detailed instructions on building a solid state tesla coil based off of steve ward's mini sstc schematic. Ok, here's  the disclaimer.  *********************************************************    I do not hold any responsibility or your use or misuse of this infor...
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Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:00:55 PST
Dancing, Flying Magnet Machine!
Dancing, Flying Magnet Machine! - More DIY How To Projects]]> sciman1 THIS SCULPTURE ROCKS!! (okay that's just my opinion)   seriously, it takes advantage of a physical principle of electromagnetism. The part about moving currents create magnetic fields and moving magnets creating electric field, remember now from you last physics class?? When you supply power to thi...
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Sun, 28 Nov 2010 21:00:43 PST
How to coil wire properly
How to coil wire properly - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ikkalebob You may not know how to coil your wire properly to prolong their life and quality. Some people just leave their wire to knot into a huge heap of inconvenience. Coiling your wire is essential whatever you may need to coil them for. This instructable will cover special tecniques to coil your wires wi...
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Sat, 30 Oct 2010 12:18:22 PDT
MINI TESLA COIL - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jimmy Proton this is a very cheap mini tesla coil made of stuff i had lying around. how it works: "Electricity flows into C1 until a high voltage is seen across G1. When this voltage is high enough, a spark jumps across the gap and allows C1 to discharge into L1 and L2. The voltage "bounces" back and forth at an...
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Sun, 12 Sep 2010 15:03:32 PDT
Simple/powerful Flyback Driver from a Computer SMPS
Simple/powerful Flyback Driver from a Computer SMPS - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheDoci I found a way to use a switch mode powersuply from an old computer i had laying araund as a spair. It is very easy to build and gives you 1-4 cm arcs with an input of abaut 4A. Warning! This driver may under the right sercamstanses blow a fuse or eaven kill you. DO NOT UNDER ANY SERCOMSATANSES ...
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Mon, 19 Jul 2010 08:02:53 PDT
How To Build A Simple But Powerful Flyback Driver
How To Build A Simple But Powerful Flyback Driver - More DIY How To Projects]]> Plasmana Tired of little purple sparks? Want bigger hotter sparks? Then try:  The ZVS Flyback Driver It is probably the most powerful and efficient flyback transformer driver that was fairly recently invented by Vladmiro Mazilli. It uses resonant zero voltage switching (also know as ZVS) to drive the flyba...
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Wed, 2 Jun 2010 02:58:10 PDT
Variable voltage ignition coil power supply
Variable voltage ignition coil power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> pyromadness This instructable deals with the creation of a very simple high voltage power supply using a car ignition coil. Please take care if you are going to build this as the voltages exceed 30,000. Also do not attempt this project unless you know the dangers of high voltage. This supply can be used for tes...
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Sun, 9 May 2010 14:01:46 PDT
Simplest Electric Motor ermak777 Build your own ultra-simple electric motor with only a battery, magnet, safety pins and a bit of wire. Takes only a minutes to build, but will keep you mesmerized for hours. Cool science project. Impress your friends.
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Tue, 12 Feb 2008 04:09:32 PST
Coilgun Handgun
Coilgun Handgun - More DIY How To Projects]]> rwilsford07 Learn how to make a simple coilgun using only a few parts that are fairly easy to obtain. Be Willing to spend more than a week on this and you might need a few heavy power tools (Only to make good projectiles). I built my first one in only a week after I had all the parts. Coilgun Principal: Coilgu...
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Wed, 14 Nov 2007 11:26:18 PST
Capacitor Charger/Coilgun V2.0
Capacitor Charger/Coilgun V2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> RPisces Ok. I know that there is already an instructable on how to build a capacitor bank charger, but for those of you who are either looking for more inspiration, or just want to see a different way to make it, check here. This version made is more of a ~much~ more deluxe version. Why did I make this? Wel...
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Thu, 24 May 2007 14:53:09 PDT
Shake it like a Tic-Tac!!/
Shake it like a Tic-Tac! - More DIY How To Projects]]> MrMunki Rechargeable led flashlight powered by magnets housed in the obligatory mints container. Parts PARTS: 150 ft. 30 gauge enamel-coated magnet wire 4 1/8" rare earth magnets 4 rectifier diodes (IN4007 MIC) Resistor (22 ohm) White led Switch Some sort of small rechargeable batteries Ballpoint pen ...
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Sat, 30 Sep 2006 21:42:00 PDT