Why does bunny love neon?
Asked by bloodygoddess546 8 years ago
I have neon tubes that I use to use under my car. I want to find a way to use them around my desk, or to add more ambient lighting to my room or something. I tried to find something to do with this, but had no luck. I am a complete noob,so if someone could point me in the right direction that would be awesome.
Posted by slevin711 10 years ago
I have a neon sign transformer that i would like to use for high voltage projects. The problem is it has an electronic safety circuit that (I believe) checks to see if there is a neon tube is attached. Does anyone know how to bypass the safety system? the transformer box is full of insulating tar so accessing the electronics is near impossible. 930CPX120 ALLANSON 9000V 30MA NEON TRANSFORMER,
Asked by BlitzkriegBrain 3 years ago
Http://www.suck.uk.com/product.php?rangeID=23anybody feel like trying to make a much cheaper lookalike version of some of these cool neon mirrors that i found?? would luv to hear how it goes.. and how hard it would be! i would have kno idea!!!!link to pictures below!!http://www.suck.uk.com/product.php?rangeID=23
Posted by parkmatt 10 years ago
I have a neon sign transformer that i would like to use for high voltage projects. The problem is it has an electronic safety circuit that (I believe) checks to see if there is a neon tube is attached. Does anyone know how to bypass the safety system? the transformer box is full of insulating tar so accessing the electronics is near impossible. when turned on it sends out several short HV pulses and then the warning light illuminates, it seems to be searching for some type of load. 930CPX120 ALLANSON 9000V 30MA NEON TRANSFORMER,
Asked by BlitzkriegBrain 3 years ago
Hi- I have a couple of transformers for some neon lights I got at a place going out of business. I'm never going to start bending/blowing glass so if anyone else has need of the transformers (or the tubes of glass!) I'll be happy to give it away for the postage. Call if you want pictures or have questions. 813-541-2137 Terre
Posted by terrefirma 2 years ago
Hi all, Just wondering if anyone knows of any minerals, or products that will produce a visible fluoro colour in daylight, or phosphorescent in the dark. I want to be able to either use these as glaze or as stain for clay slip.
Posted by jarris 3 years ago
I got 4 neon transformers on a dumpster dive. 2 are rated 6000v and 2 are rated 7500v. my multimeter only goes to 750v ac. i have insulated tools (im and electrician) can i just arc the output wires? if anybody is interested in them to build something cool i might be persuaded to give them to you for shipping costs.
Asked by dannemillerd 6 years ago
I am looking for any information about fixing a neon sculpture we purchased in 2002. You folks seem pretty technically astute so I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I live on a fairly rural island, the one sign shop here told me they would fix it if I could find parts. (They tested the bulb, which is fine, so it's either the transformer or the power cord). I know that's not very do-it-yourself, but I don't know anything about neon. It broke when I ran the vacuum over the power supply cord, I remember it made a "pop" noise. Anyway, the piece is mostly metal with a small (20" long) neon bulb attached. The transformer is only about 2" long, 1/2" wide. I tried to replace the cord from radio shack, they couldn't be sure they sold me the right one, so I'm still stuck. The dc output from the old cord is 12v, 500mA. The company that manufactured it was Neon Specialties, the cord also says "Moser & Co" on it. I couldn't find anything on the Internet. Anybody have a source for replacement parts? Or any advice? The piece has a lot of sentimental value to my husband, that's why I would like to fix it. Thank you!
Posted by aprilq1111 9 years ago
Hello everybody, I am looking for a Neon Sign Transformer (NST), I can not find any in my local area and cannot use ebay because I am 15 years old. So if anybody has an old used NST that you don't want anymore and willing to give it away or can obtain a NST for free from your local dump or neon sign stores, I would really want it! I will pay the postage bill. If you are curious why I wanted a NST, I want to build a Tesla Coil, I had built other Tesla Coils using other power supplies but I always have bad luck with them, they don't work properly so that is why I wanted a NST.I really don't mind how much voltage the NST gives out, like between 6Kv to 15Kv, but I do mind how much current it gives out, I only want a transformer that can give give out current between 20mA to 40mA, because of this, I don't want to build a big Tesla Coil yet...So, if you have a NST that you are willing to give away, please respond to me ONLY if you live in UK (United Kingdom), because I cannot afford such high postage (shipping) bill from other countries like America..
Posted by Plasmana 9 years ago
Hi everyone! Someone gave me a small electric project and one of the part is now broken:( Its part of a heart beat monitor... there was 2 tubes like like plug into the machine. How the machine worked ; When you were touching the 2 tubes with your hands, its automatically started to pulse light (in the 2 tubes) It then synchronise with your heart beat. Now, I cant figue out How a kind of neon like this could DETECT AND GLOW at the same time?!?!?! The two output connector ARE SHORTED TOGETHER! And the big question is: WHAT IS THIS part!! i would like to replace it. It doesnt look like a neon, not even a lamp! so...??? I think its a kind of laser diode inside. You dont see very well on the picture, but inside the white ring on the top of what i think maybe is a laser diode, is empty, theres a hole the rest of the white glass tube is empty. Its the top part of the tube (dont see in the picture) is broken.
Posted by johnybody 6 years ago
Please help me build a dc rectifier for a 10 kv neon sign transformer. i need it to be dc becouse im building an anti-gravity lifter and those dont work with ac
Posted by budsiskos 9 years ago
These things have been sitting in my basement for quite a while; I doubt I'll ever use this many. So, I offer them for sale! I've got 9,000V ones, 7500V ones, 6,000V ones, 5,000V ones and 4,000V ones. $40 each. All are 30mA, center tapped with no sGFI, perfect for Tesla coils, Jacob's ladders, etc.
Posted by grenadier 6 years ago
This was published last may but I just found it now... sorry I am not very frequent on here. https://www.instructables.com/id/Neon-Bike-Project-II-1/ That is my 'ible but under another username. This is the original that I created - https://www.instructables.com/id/Neon-Bike-Project-II/ Thanks for any help
Asked by catman529 6 years ago
I'm having a really hard time finding an old neon sign transformer (NST) for high voltage (HV) experiments. Almost everything on craigslist is of the newer transformer that has the secondary ground fault protection. So is there a way to hack the new ones? I appreciate and thank you in advance for your help.
Asked by JeffB23 2 years ago
I have a 1997 BMW 328i, and I've been thinking about installing either a neon tube or a bar of LED's in the grille of the car to use at night (most likely not street legal, I know). I want the brightness of the tube/bar to be controlled by one of two things: The speedometer or the tachometer. I.e., if the speedometer is at 0 MPH, the light is off, and if the speedo is at 75 MPH, the light is fully on. Same thing with the tach, light off at 0 RPM, light fully on at redline. Unfortunately, I haven't the slightest idea how to use the car's computer or the gauges themselves to set up a control module for the light. If any of you has a good amount of knowledge about automotive gauges, I would appreciate your help!
Asked by Jonny Katana 8 years ago
Does anyone know how to make a sculpture using multiple fluorescent bulbs? I've seen a few and they always have small caps and wiring on the ends, but they look like standard products you could pick up somewhere.http://uploads.notempire.com/images/uploads/1-1073.jpg
Asked by anthony_j 6 years ago
Hello, I am in the final steps of perfecting a Tesla Coil that I started a few months back. I only got the spark gap to fire in one test run. Every other time, the circuit does nothing, and my new 10 kv neon sign transformer buzzes loudly and ominously. I'm really worried that I'll burn it out. Why is it malfunctioning? How can I fix the problem?Update: After a little experimenting, and checking all connections, I've found that the one time that the spark gap fired happened because of a wiring error (i connected the gap in series to the transformer instead of parallel); this resulted in a spark across the gap, but no oscillation. I'm starting to think that the capacitor's are the problem. I originally believed that the required capacitance was .003 uf, but I recalculated that and found that it was actually .0079 uf. This could explain why a spark couldn't jump. I'll order some more, and see how that goes. Thank you all.
Asked by ElectricUmbrella 8 years ago
Hi again!Let's just say I took a hundred of blue liquid cathodes and went across the bottom of a sofa...These:http://www.mainelectronics.com/imag/flrod2.jpgI was wondering what would be the best way to hook something like this up? I mean yea I could get computer power supplies, but is that really necessary? How safe would this be?Thank you all for any help you can give!
Asked by lil devils x 8 years ago
Does anybody know where to buy a small tank of neon for making your owns tubes and stuff (for like Tesla coils)? The only place I've found was a place in Europe, and I'm looking for something under 100$ (it was about 60 euros for a tank, which is like 140 dollars or something).
Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago
I really need a neon sign transformer for a project im doing. where can I find one? free or under $10. need help.
Asked by Mudbud 8 years ago
Hello, my neon tetras are suffering with white blisters round their mouths, I treated them with No 8 Interpet three time in the last month but there has been no change - what should I do? Alice
I would like to have them with a flash/pattern mode if possible. if not any other suggestions are welcome
Asked by hoihoi151 8 years ago
I probably already know the answer to this question, but I'll ask it anyway. For a Tesla Coil, the NST's input power supply generally comes from a 120 V outlet, right?
Asked by Umniscient 7 years ago
Are there any ways to protect your neon sign transformer(s) from the affects of an Asynchronous rotary spark gap?
Posted by OzoneLab 6 years ago
Recently I’ve been researching on how high voltage joule thief works. The popular high voltage joule thief videos out there are known as Jeanna’s light if I’m not mistaken. I also built my own little LED joule thief circuit, it appear success after all with a 2n3904. But I want to take the concept a little bit further, so I decided to attempt on the high voltage joule thief circuit. It appear no luck, I have 120 turns for high voltage on my ferrite core (1 turn = 1 volt). I know it’s the same principle as the LED joule thief but with the LED removed. I have two 1kohm resistors and I connected them in parallel to get 500ohm resistance. I connected them all like the LED joule thief, but it seems like I did something wrong. So I ask for further instruction. Parts that I use: 40 or 30 gauge magnet wire (high voltage windings) 20 gauge magnet wire 2n3904 transistor (Don’t know if that’s the right transistor for this circuit, but it’s for experimental purposes only.) 2x 1Kohm resistors in parallel = 500 Ohm resistance AA rechargeable battery. The thick magnet wire are 7 turns.
Asked by BlackWolf1024 4 years ago
I need to know because I may be using one as my power source for my Tesla-coil.
Asked by nerd7473 5 years ago
The first year at Maker Faire (2006) the Instructables/Squid Labs booth was just across from Peterson Neon. (She also works near our old Emeryville digs.) It was incredible watching Shawna Peterson bend neon tubing for signs - lots of fire, slow careful movements that carefully bend the glass to match the angles of her templates, and the occasional puff of air to re-expand a bit of tubing that has softened and constricted at a bend point. The sign is worked from the back, so the front looks properly flat and legible.Check out the video Bilal took to see how it's done.
Posted by canida 8 years ago
Hi everybody, I have at work two old school iron core neon sign transformers. They are both rated at 10KV 100mA. The thing is, one of them is only 2/3 of the size and weight of the other. Assuming they are both in good condition, would there be any difference in performance, durability, reliability or whatever between the two? I want to build a Jacobs ladder, and was wondering which one would work best... Thanks for the help!
Asked by Morgantao 4 years ago
Hi peeps! I was thinking the other day that I would LOVE to see one of those handmade copper bonsai trees (like these ones ) inside a plasma ball, with electricity arching across branches and so on. Either that or two of them side by side forming an electric Jacob's Ladder?? But I don't know how to make one. Does anyone want to make one - if possible - and show me? I have a neon light ballast and some time on my hands, I'd love to try this! Cha cha!
Posted by damianzuch 4 years ago
I am in the process of planning a small-ish Tesla coil that can fit inside of a medium-sized hard shell suitcase. I would like to be able to power it without using a wall outlet, which most likely means with 6v lantern batteries or 12v lawnmower batteries, but if you have any other suggestions I'd be glad to hear them. I would prefer to keep the coil as simple as possible and maintain a spark gap configuration rather than a solid-state one because I am not very good at soldering small parts. I was thinking about using a neon transformer from a set of car under lights such as these http://www.amazing1.com/profneon.htm (is there anything there which would work especially well?) or perhaps a modified ignition coil with a mechanical interrupter, similar to a Ruhmkorff coil (I have no idea how I would do this, but it sounds like it would work). Your thoughts? Also, instructions on how to construct a flat 'pancake-style' secondary could be beneficial.
Asked by Justin the Red 8 years ago
I had an idea today I thought would be interesting after reading about this - http://www.richardbox.com/ - how about integrating a fluorescent tube into the handle of an umbrella. If the tube was supported inside an acrylic clear (or coloured) tube and had some kind of connection to the handle and to the tip of the umbrella, then when walking under pylons, in a storm (eek?!), or in any situation where there would be a big potential difference between something above the user and earth. This could be interesting near tram/train lines.What do people think?
Posted by macmaniac 9 years ago
This is a 2000 Dodge Neon 4 CYL 16 valves,SOHC engine. Ok. On oct 1st I was driving about 60 mph for about 6 minutes after leaving my house in the morning I heard a noise that sounded like a pulley belt then the car turned off, pulled over to a parking and checked to see if a belt broke and they both were there. I checked the timing belt still on. try to start it and the timing belt look to be ok and turning. I did notice that when cranking it sounded weird like it had no compression at all at the pistons. I towed the car home checked the compression an all 4 cylinders and I was right I had no compression at all on all 4 cylinders. I see the timing belt turning when I crank it so I know for sure that it can't be the timing since the belt was replaced MAY, 2009 when the water pump went bad along with a new pump and rebuilt head w/brand new valves. I'm not sure what 's going on all i know is when I crank it the timing belts turns, the pulley belts all turn fine. This is the first time I had this problem. I fix all my cars but this is a first for me. If anyone has any idea what could it be I appreciate your help. I just spent a lot of money on this car so I need to have an idea before I start pulling it apart after installing a new head gasket set with all the new parts. THANKS
Asked by PitStoP 8 years ago
I have a 05' dodge neon with an a/c that just doesn't work. I bought on of those R-134a kits and checked the PSi like the instructions say to and low and behold the gauge is reading 200 PSi. Now what can this girl do to fix the problem...any helpful tips?
Asked by AmberD5 2 years ago
I am going to mod my PC case. I probably can't get this http://www.amazon.com/12-Cold-Cathode-Case-Lights/dp/B000BUDHOA/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1302654235&sr=8-6 since I live in South America, and I have only found an 12" 8Watt 110V blue neon lamp for $8. It would be fine, but I don't know any effective and practical way to get 110 from inside the computer without opening the power source... Please help!
Asked by colorex 7 years ago
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Posted by Carleyy 4 years ago