My Tesla Coil

Introduction: My Tesla Coil

 a video of my tesla

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    14 Discussions

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    DevCoder
    DevCoder

    10 years ago on Introduction

    you should consider adding a toroid/other top load to your coil, it makes it have significantly longer sparks

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    TheTeslaWarrior
    TheTeslaWarrior

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    this is kind of a small coil but i have 1/2 in steel ball that helps... my big one will have a top load first i need a new capacitor the last one was fairly entertaining when it blew :D

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    DevCoder
    DevCoder

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    you should wrap some glass bottles (beer or snapple bottles work well) in foil and fill them with salt water and oil, they work great as HV capacitors (6 of them for 9 kV works for me)

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    TheTeslaWarrior
    TheTeslaWarrior

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    i found them to be very hit and miss i prefer a mmc bank because you get exactly what you want and you can tune the coil much easier. thanks for the suggestion though.

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    gdp002
    gdp002

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Beautiful, Bravo. I really want to build a tesla coil.

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    chriskarr
    chriskarr

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    If I say yes, will you want to build one? ;)

    Yeah, it could kill a person if they were extremely unlucky.

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    Xellers
    Xellers

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Is this a coil that you built - or something like http://www.scienceartandmore.com/browseproducts/Tesla-Coil.HTML ?

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    TheTeslaWarrior
    TheTeslaWarrior

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     no... mine is 120,000V so its a bit bigger, i didn't make it but i am making a big one that should get me 3ft arcs :D