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is it possible/how can one make a motorized and adjustable wire reel for a tesla coil? Answered

i want to make a tesla coil and i dont have the attenchen span to hand wind it or wind it on a a lathe. im not sure the height of my coil yet nor do i know the thickness of wire im going to use, so im looking for a reel that is preferably motorized but can be hand cranked. this needs to be adjusted so i can make differant heights of coils and differant thicknesses of wire.

Im partly looking to make this so that I can make multiple coils, if I was trying to just make one coil I would hand wind it over a long period of time.

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iceng (author)2012-08-05

Poor individual, wants easy winding because concentration is not your
strong point..
How will you handle the sophisticated electric wiring ?
Buy a robot to do that for you.


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rickharris (author)2012-08-05

Just a small thing:

It will take you as long to invent or make a thing to wind the coil for you as it will to wind the coil.

Almost any one of job isn't worth automating.

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Re-design (author)2012-08-04

Lots of ways. Google "coil winder".  You'll have to adapt something to your size coil.

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