Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - coil http://www.instructables.com Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:19:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Buck Converter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Buck-Converter/
DIY Buck Converter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/RLTS/IT22U2KR/F0LRLTSIT22U2KR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/RLTS/IT22U2KR/F0LRLTSIT22U2KR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/RLTS/IT22U2KR/F0LRLTSIT22U2KR.SMALL.jpg Saurabh Gangamwar47 In this Instructables, I will show you How to step down DC voltage efficiently.for supplying power to Arduio or any other components required 5v or 3.3v.If you use LM7805 it having poor efficiency about 30%.It also heat up.If you use LM2576HV-ADJ it having decent efficiency up to 80%.It can also g...
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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:52:38 PDT
How to Make a Taser Only From an Old Dimmer ! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Taser-Only-From-an-Old-Dimmer-/
How to Make a Taser Only From an Old Dimmer ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/VLID/ISCAWLQR/FKRVLIDISCAWLQR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/VLID/ISCAWLQR/FKRVLIDISCAWLQR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/VLID/ISCAWLQR/FKRVLIDISCAWLQR.SMALL.jpg Georges Creations Making cool tricks with an old dimmer ! Watch the video Watch the video for better understanding Cutting Cut the coil from the old dimmer Connections Connect everything just like the diagram
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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:20:56 PDT
Airsoft Gun Coil Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Airsoft-Gun-Coil-Gun/
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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 11:33:01 PDT
DC Through Coil Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/DC-Through-Coil-Motor/
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Wed, 11 May 2016 13:13:21 PDT
DIY Easy Coilgun | Electronic Projectile Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Easy-Coilgun-Electronic-Projectile-Launcher/
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Sat, 7 May 2016 06:20:13 PDT
Mini Tesla Coil(Slayer Exciter Circuit) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Tesla-CoilSlayer-Exciter-Circuit/
Mini Tesla Coil(Slayer Exciter Circuit) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/A4FV/IN0ENYC2/FVLA4FVIN0ENYC2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/A4FV/IN0ENYC2/FVLA4FVIN0ENYC2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/A4FV/IN0ENYC2/FVLA4FVIN0ENYC2.SMALL.jpg sohampatel Here is the simplest circuit for generating high voltage.Here i will show how to make mini tesla coil (salyer exciter circuit). DESCRIPTION Mini tesla coil(slayer exciter circuit) is a air cored step up transformer which step up the low voltage dc to high voltage ac by creating electromagnetic fi...
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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:04:21 PDT
Induction http://www.instructables.com/id/Induction/
Induction - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/FV8Z/ILSAYLBM/FDUFV8ZILSAYLBM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/FV8Z/ILSAYLBM/FDUFV8ZILSAYLBM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/FV8Z/ILSAYLBM/FDUFV8ZILSAYLBM.SMALL.jpg Vidanmark Induction are electrons moving by a change in magnetic field, generated by a magnet inside a coil. The output voltage depends on the amount of loops in the coil and the speed you move the magnet.When moving your magnet inside the coil the coil generates the other poles magnetic field to stop the mov...
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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18:38:11 PST
Shake Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-Generator/
Shake Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab This takes some shake to make! Time to make some light with the original shake weight, the piston generator. No batteries needed! Just some good old fashioned human power. This is one of my favorites for an introduction to electro-magnetism, and works great in concert with showing that electricity c...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:07:54 PST
Wireless LED (TfCD Project) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-LED-TfCD-Project/
Wireless LED (TfCD Project) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/R0TA/II6C25WY/FPJR0TAII6C25WY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/R0TA/II6C25WY/FPJR0TAII6C25WY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/R0TA/II6C25WY/FPJR0TAII6C25WY.SMALL.jpg acdtfcd This Instructable will explain how to build a circuit meant to wirelessly light up a LED using induction, inspired by earlier Instructables. Components The necessary components are: Battery: 6 Volt (output smartphone charging device will work as well)Transistor type BF494 or similarCapacitor 0.1 ...
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Tue, 15 Dec 2015 06:16:55 PST
Easy to construct/use Transistor Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-constructuse-Transistor-Tester/
Easy to construct/use Transistor Tester - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/6AA2/IGJT5F2Q/F0R6AA2IGJT5F2Q.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/6AA2/IGJT5F2Q/F0R6AA2IGJT5F2Q.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/6AA2/IGJT5F2Q/F0R6AA2IGJT5F2Q.SMALL.jpg Laurens-Wuyts Hello everyoneI got a transistor tester from gearbest.com and because I find it a very usefull tool, I decided to make an instructables about it.In this instructables, I'm going to show you how to solder the tester together and give all the functions of it.Let's get started! What's inside the pack...
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Wed, 4 Nov 2015 01:20:34 PST
Easy SSTC, Slayer Exciter On Steroids! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-SSTC-Slayer-Exciter-On-Steroids/
Easy SSTC, Slayer Exciter On Steroids! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/KYUF/IEB88FTY/FVQKYUFIEB88FTY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/KYUF/IEB88FTY/FVQKYUFIEB88FTY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVQ/KYUF/IEB88FTY/FVQKYUFIEB88FTY.SMALL.jpg -max- In this instructable, I'll show you how to build a REALLY powerful version of the slayer exciter circuit! This design is powerful enough to be considered an SSTC, or Solid State Tesla Coil! It can throw really hot electrical arcs of plasma over 3 inches long, and has the capability to be modulated! ...
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Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:55:42 PDT
How to make a mini Tesla coil 9V http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-mini-Tesla-coil-9V/
How to make a mini Tesla coil 9V - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/8CDJ/ICP0WBX8/F8E8CDJICP0WBX8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/8CDJ/ICP0WBX8/F8E8CDJICP0WBX8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/8CDJ/ICP0WBX8/F8E8CDJICP0WBX8.SMALL.jpg romanursuhack In today's video I'll show you a great idea, a long awaited video about how to make a Tesla coil at the minimal expenses. It's very easily to make a Tesla coil at home. I hope you will make it without any problems after watching this video. HOW TO MAKE (VIDEO) Photo Instruction Photo Instr...
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:18:19 PDT
Tesla Coil http://www.instructables.com/id/Tesla-Coil-4/
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Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:24:40 PDT
Make A Joule Thief Coil Without A Ferrite Toroid http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Joule-Thief-Coil-Without-A-Ferrite-Toroid/
Make A Joule Thief Coil Without A Ferrite Toroid - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SMALL.jpg El Mano There are many different articles and videos to be found online that will teach you how to build a Joule Thief circuit and power LEDs off of dead batteries. Most of them, however, call for some form of coil made using a ring, or toroid, made of ferrite. This can be rather daunting to newcomers to ...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 16:06:41 PDT
SLAYER EXCITERS & TESLA COILS everything you need to know to get started! http://www.instructables.com/id/SLAYER-EXCITERS-TESLA-COILS-everything-you-need-to/
SLAYER EXCITERS & TESLA COILS everything you need to know to get started! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/AG4V/I7GRZAL2/FOAAG4VI7GRZAL2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/AG4V/I7GRZAL2/FOAAG4VI7GRZAL2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/AG4V/I7GRZAL2/FOAAG4VI7GRZAL2.SMALL.jpg suchb Hello Instructables!I began writing an explination on tesla coils and slayer circuits and how they operate in a comment on YouTube, and somehow it turned into several hundred lines of deep explanation of the theory behind tesla coils and slayer circuits.I decided I spent way to much effort writing t...
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:18:32 PDT
How To Make A Musical Solid State Tesla Coil (SSTC) That Plays Guitar! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Musical-Solid-State-Tesla-Coil-SSTC/
How To Make A Musical Solid State Tesla Coil (SSTC) That Plays Guitar! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/H7OM/I72OYZIJ/FL1H7OMI72OYZIJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/H7OM/I72OYZIJ/FL1H7OMI72OYZIJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/H7OM/I72OYZIJ/FL1H7OMI72OYZIJ.SMALL.jpg MaxS5 This is my first Solid State Tesla Coil (SSTC), which I think has turned out pretty well! My intention was more towards it playing music rather than huge sparks, but I got about 6in sparks from it too which is a bonus.The aim of this instructable is to explain what Tesla Coils (TC) are, how they wor...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 03:17:15 PDT
Homemade Atomizer+Mod E-cigarette on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-AtomizerMod-E-cigarette-on-the-cheap/
Homemade Atomizer+Mod E-cigarette on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/NNHR/I58IBAQS/FDNNNHRI58IBAQS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/NNHR/I58IBAQS/FDNNNHRI58IBAQS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/NNHR/I58IBAQS/FDNNNHRI58IBAQS.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Elektromagnet-make-it-stronger-DIY-quick-easy/
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:33:18 PDT
GU-81 VTTC http://www.instructables.com/id/GU-81-VTTC/
GU-81 VTTC - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/0OCL/I1FQABWC/FAN0OCLI1FQABWC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/0OCL/I1FQABWC/FAN0OCLI1FQABWC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/0OCL/I1FQABWC/FAN0OCLI1FQABWC.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-High-Voltage-Capacitor-for-Tesla-Coil/
How to make High Voltage Capacitor for Tesla Coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/48C6/I0YG3ZD4/FIC48C6I0YG3ZD4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/48C6/I0YG3ZD4/FIC48C6I0YG3ZD4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/48C6/I0YG3ZD4/FIC48C6I0YG3ZD4.SMALL.jpg 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:http://isparktube.com/ 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/An-experiment-in-transformer-rewinding/
An experiment in transformer rewinding - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/CLV4/HY12JCJU/FKDCLV4HY12JCJU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/CLV4/HY12JCJU/FKDCLV4HY12JCJU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/CLV4/HY12JCJU/FKDCLV4HY12JCJU.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Coil-Gun/
Coilgun - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F62/BR15/HY7392YG/F62BR15HY7392YG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F62/BR15/HY7392YG/F62BR15HY7392YG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F62/BR15/HY7392YG/F62BR15HY7392YG.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/RailCoil-Gun/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:41:37 PDT
Micro tesla slayer youtube http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-tesla-slayer/
Micro tesla slayer youtube - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/8KH8/HSVGHNEF/FBZ8KH8HSVGHNEF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/8KH8/HSVGHNEF/FBZ8KH8HSVGHNEF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/8KH8/HSVGHNEF/FBZ8KH8HSVGHNEF.SMALL.jpg lam  Dear All.. for  who want to build a mini tesla coil youtube   MVI 0299                      Please see photo to build one.                                              Thank you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SNoBySBgwQ
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:26:47 PDT
My Large-ish Tesla Transformer http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Large-ish-Tesla-Transformer/
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:03:22 PDT
building the poor-mans mini tesla coil ( slayer exciter) http://www.instructables.com/id/building-the-poor-mans-mini-tesla-coil-slayer-exc/
building the poor-mans mini tesla coil ( slayer exciter) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/CH8P/HELXKKI7/FPKCH8PHELXKKI7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/CH8P/HELXKKI7/FPKCH8PHELXKKI7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/CH8P/HELXKKI7/FPKCH8PHELXKKI7.SMALL.jpg -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) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Power-Transfer-Simple-and-Fast-Way/
Wireless Power Transfer (Simple and Fast Way) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/L6IS/HCJO56GR/FN6L6ISHCJO56GR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/L6IS/HCJO56GR/FN6L6ISHCJO56GR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/L6IS/HCJO56GR/FN6L6ISHCJO56GR.SMALL.jpg Atakan Atamert 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-small-Van-De-Graaff-generator/
Make a small, but powerful 30KV Van De Graaff generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/D07S/HCB8T90W/FPZD07SHCB8T90W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/D07S/HCB8T90W/FPZD07SHCB8T90W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/D07S/HCB8T90W/FPZD07SHCB8T90W.SMALL.jpg -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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Coil-Dope/
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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:05:22 PDT
Jacob's Ladder http://www.instructables.com/id/Jacobs-Ladder-1/
Jacob's Ladder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/OPAE/H6WG6KCR/FZGOPAEH6WG6KCR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/OPAE/H6WG6KCR/FZGOPAEH6WG6KCR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/OPAE/H6WG6KCR/FZGOPAEH6WG6KCR.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Coil-Gum/
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By: Emsaid

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Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:33:12 PDT
Best Way to Strip Magnet Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Way-to-Strip-Magnet-Wire/
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By: The Lightning Stalker

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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:33:26 PDT
Find Bipolar Stepper Motor Coil Pairs http://www.instructables.com/id/Find-Bipolar-Stepper-Motor-Coil-Pairs/
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By: randofo

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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:48:44 PDT
Make a cheap disposable camera capacitor bank http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-cheap-disposable-camera-capacitor-bank/
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By: Alex1M6

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Sat, 5 May 2012 08:20:34 PDT
Audio Modulated Solid State Tesla Coil Kickstarter video http://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-Modulated-Solid-State-Tesla-Coil-Kickstarter/
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By: CamDAX

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Sat, 31 Mar 2012 01:50:57 PDT
Double Spiral Coil http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Spiral-Coil/
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By: Thinkenstein

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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 15:15:25 PDT
Solid State Tesla Coil http://www.instructables.com/id/Solid-State-Tesla-Coil/
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By: Michael Chen

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Mon, 6 Feb 2012 18:33:04 PST
Build your own Coilgun http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Coilgun/
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By: smonk1

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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 06:45:44 PST
Build and Code a MONSTER Musical Tesla Coil with a Microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Musical-Tesla-Coil-like-a-Pro/
Build and Code a MONSTER Musical Tesla Coil with a Microcontroller - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/WVYZ/GULNWG7U/FVNWVYZGULNWG7U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/WVYZ/GULNWG7U/FVNWVYZGULNWG7U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/WVYZ/GULNWG7U/FVNWVYZGULNWG7U.SMALL.jpg TheHomebrewGuru Visit my youtube page for more projects: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCksEFn8xaLP0z4rsiHa9zcA?feature=mhee 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...
By: TheHomebrewGuru

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Fri, 4 Nov 2011 18:44:49 PDT
Strong Electromagnet From An Old Transformer http://www.instructables.com/id/Strong-Electromagnet-From-An-Old-Transformer/
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By: rocketman221

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Sat, 3 Sep 2011 21:57:10 PDT
Mini Computer Fan Air Conditioner http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Computer-Fan-Air-Conditioner/
Mini Computer Fan Air Conditioner - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/7ZF9/GQ5QCBF8/FN57ZF9GQ5QCBF8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/7ZF9/GQ5QCBF8/FN57ZF9GQ5QCBF8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/7ZF9/GQ5QCBF8/FN57ZF9GQ5QCBF8.SMALL.jpg 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...
By: divad135

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Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:21:16 PDT
altoid coil gun http://www.instructables.com/id/altoid-coil-gun/
altoid coil gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/5UAN/GPVENTW8/F5Q5UANGPVENTW8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/5UAN/GPVENTW8/F5Q5UANGPVENTW8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/5UAN/GPVENTW8/F5Q5UANGPVENTW8.SMALL.jpg 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...
By: sunal135

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Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:49:25 PDT
Ignition Coil High Voltage Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Ignition-Coil-High-Voltage-Display/
Ignition Coil High Voltage Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/0D15/GPBD3EKM/FV00D15GPBD3EKM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/0D15/GPBD3EKM/FV00D15GPBD3EKM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/0D15/GPBD3EKM/FV00D15GPBD3EKM.SMALL.gif 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...
By: LargeMouthBass

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Thu, 30 Jun 2011 16:15:43 PDT
Tesla coil http://www.instructables.com/id/Tesla-coil/
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By: andre.benfenati

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Sun, 3 Apr 2011 04:01:13 PDT
My 330V 78Joule Coilgun http://www.instructables.com/id/My-330V-78Joule-Coilgun/
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By: Mudbud

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Fri, 4 Mar 2011 13:27:51 PST
Unseen burglar alarm. http://www.instructables.com/id/Unseen-burglar-alarm/
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By: MacDynamo

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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 09:47:20 PST
Building a solid state tesla coil http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-solid-state-tesla-coil/
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By: spark light

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Mon, 20 Dec 2010 22:00:55 PST
Dancing, Flying Magnet Machine! http://www.instructables.com/id/Dancing-Flying-Magnet-Machine/
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By: sciman1

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Sun, 28 Nov 2010 21:00:43 PST
How to coil wire properly http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-coil-wire-properly/
How to coil wire properly - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/FKAJ/GFRWR0SN/FJXFKAJGFRWR0SN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/FKAJ/GFRWR0SN/FJXFKAJGFRWR0SN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/FKAJ/GFRWR0SN/FJXFKAJGFRWR0SN.SMALL.jpg 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...
By: Ikkalebob

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Sat, 30 Oct 2010 12:18:22 PDT
MINI TESLA COIL http://www.instructables.com/id/MINI-TESLA-COIL/
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By: Jimmy Proton

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Sun, 12 Sep 2010 15:03:32 PDT