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How to drive a mini tesla? Answered

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i wanted to be able to drive this tesla via a solid state circuit but don't know where to start. i don't need audio mod or bigg sparks just to make it work. bearing in mind i am 13 don't make it to complicated thanks. :)
 

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rickharrisBest Answer (author)2011-02-23

As there isn't any circuit detail with the video did you just guess? If so there is little chance of getting it working - Btter follow one of the web published plans for a tessela coil.

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rickharris (author)rickharris2011-02-23

https://www.instructables.com/id/High-voltage-ignition-coil-supply/

may or may not help you.

I think you would be FAR better off trying for a Van de Graff generator as there are no electronics involved.

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The MadScientist (author)2011-03-16

For a Tesla coil of this size I would recommend to just build it as a spark gap Tesla coil driven by an ignition coil.
This site has a good ignition coil driver circuit
http://uzzors2k.4hv.org/index.php?page=ignitioncoil
or you can use a relay driver.

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rickharris (author)2011-02-21

What instructions or plan did you follow to get this far? What did they say about driving it?

Without knowing some thing about your circuit it's hard to design / recommend how to drive it.

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i sort of tryed to copy this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYJ2U0IHJ00&feature=related
but with out the tube

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