Tesla Coil (Lit a Lamp Wirelessly)

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Introduction: Tesla Coil (Lit a Lamp Wirelessly)

Homemade mini Tesla Coil. It is mini but i can lit a fluorescent lamp


What you need
1. Magnet wire 0.2 mm
2.  PVC pipe
3.  Alumunium foil
4.  Magic twist tie
5.  Stick (like ice cream stick or other stick)
6.  Glue gun
7.  Solder
8.  Fly swatter
9.  Clear coat
10.  Screwdriver
11.   Reguler wire
12.  Speaker wire
13.  Tin
14.  Sandpaper
15.  Scotch tape
16.  Scissors
17.  Terminal strip
18.  Project box
19.  Thick wire
20.  Fluorecent lamp

Step by step (with pictures each step) (starts from pic no 4)
Cut the PVC to 7 cm                 
2. Tape the magnet wire to the top of the PVC    
3. Round the magnet wire but keep a 1 cm empty space on the top and bottom of PVC
4. Tape the end of the magnet wire to the bottom of the PVC
5. Coat the magnet wire with clear coat
6. Wait till it dry
7. Make a circle or donut using alumunium foil
8. Use the magic twist to tie both end of the alumunium foil
9. Use 2 sticks and cut it the same size of the donut’s diameter
10. Put the sticks on the top of the PVC
11. Use glue gun to glue it
12. Put the donut on top of the sticks
13. Use glue gun to glue it
14. Sandpaper the remaining end of the top magnet wire
15. Round the sandpapered magnet wire to the donut several times
16. Round the speaker wire to the bottom of the PVC
17. Use glue gun to glue it
18. Open the flysquatter using screwdriver
19. You onlu need the board and the battery holder ( 2 pictures)
20. Remove 2 wires that connected the board and the battery holder (2 pictures)
21. Replace the removed wires with new longer wires (black)
22. Remove a wire that connected the board and switch
23. Remove a wire that connected the battery holder and the switch. Also remove the wire that connected the battry and the board
24. Replace the removed wires with the new longer wires.  (green)
25. Replace a wire that connected the board and the battery holder (green)
26. Cut the battery holder as small as possible
27. Use the project box as the base of tesla coil
28. Glue the tesla coil ontop of the project box
29. Glue a 2x2 terminal strip
30. Put the board and the battery holder into the project box
31. Make a small hole for wires to go through
32. Close the project box
33. Open all the bolt inside the terminal strip
34. Put a wire (black) into one of the terminal strip’s hole and then using a screwdriver to lock it
35. Using a solder to connect the other wire (black) with the end of the speaker cable
36. Connect the end of the new wire (black) with the other end of the speaker cable. And put the other end of the new wire (black) to the remaining teriminal strip and then lock it.
37. Put 2 thick wires on the front of both the terminal strip and then lock it.
38. Adjust the thick wires so that both of the tip are very close but not touching each other. (no picture)
39. Connect the bottom magnet wire to ground

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    11 Discussions

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    sheariahna
    sheariahna

    6 years ago on Introduction

    yeah sorry guys never thought someone would actually read my post so i didnt put the "how to make it". but maybe next week i'll post it btw thanks for the comments

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    mrandle
    mrandle

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Does the coil have to touch the terminals of the bulb? I remember in school wrapping a wire from a cauterizing tool around one and lighting it up, and it lit up without touching the terminals.

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    PlasmaGuy101
    PlasmaGuy101

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    if you want wireless electricity, just build a slayer exciter.

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    sheariahna
    sheariahna

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    no it doesn't, but the lamp wont lit very bright but it will still lit tho. but if you make a bigger and better version than mine, you will have a longer lightning spark and that can lit the lamp some cm's away and still lit bright enough

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    sheariahna
    sheariahna

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    well it's not that hard actually. it took me 2 weeks but actually you could do it in a day

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    That's cool :) You should consider posting more information so others could give it a try :D

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    PirateLabs
    PirateLabs

    6 years ago on Introduction

    That looks looks a board out of a bug zapper fly swatter. If so, it could output 1,000-1,500 volts depending on the swatter used.

    Bill

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    moonshine88
    moonshine88

    6 years ago

    this is cool and all and I'd love to try it but your "instructable" had no instructions just end result. how bout updating it with instructions on how you made it like what's in the box on bottom? does it matter of its copper or aluminum wires? how many wires? the list of qs goes on for days

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    ghernandez23
    ghernandez23

    6 years ago

    Now, if only we had instructions...