Intro: Mini Plasma Gun Under $5
Who doesn't like to have a plasma gun /tesla gun. I loved it from childhood and always wanted to make one .
In this Instructables, I will show you how to make a mini plasma gun at your home .
It is very easy and even a layman can make it .
This plasma gun is extremely powerful and can burn wood ,and paper .
you can use it scare people in this Halloween.
Step 1: Gather the Parts
Some of the parts are salvaged and some of them are bought , i will share both purchase links and a way to salvage them .
- 18650 Battery (Salvaged from old laptop battery )
Read More here https://www.instructables.com/id/Powerduino-1-Power...
Amazon link http://amzn.to/2cr8Nbp
Step 2: Connections
The Connections are very simple
The 18650 battery is connected to the tp4056 battery terminals.
That is positive to Bat + and negative to Bat -
The next connection is the Output Connection
the output is coming through a DW 01 chip which protects the battery from under voltage
Simply connect the Out + to the tactile switch and the other end of the tactile switch to the Boost converter positive end .
The next is the connection between Out - to the negative of the boost converter .
Step 3: Attaching the Screws/ Nails
The next job is to attach a nail at the output , just strip some wire and wind it on the screw.
you can use nails or needle also . All it needs is aa sharp edge to make the sparks flow the pointed part .
After winding the nails it's necessary to insulate those parts preventing charge to flow , from there.
I used some heat shrink and electrical tapes to do it .
Step 4: Gluing Everything and Having Fun
The last step would be to glue up everything , firstly the screws need to be glued on the step-up converter, apply a sufficient amount of glue else the nails will fall apart. You can also use some tape to hold it .
Next apply glue to the step up converter and attach the holder to the converters end. Now your plasma gun is ready give it a Shot and enjoy it.
I also tried some light trails with the plasma :D
Korzer made it!