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High voltage suggestion Answered

anybody have any suggestions for what I should do with some high voltages. I don't want to make a taser, cause it could kill and I have no need for it. I don't want to make a jakob's ladder. anyone have any cool ideas?

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Build what your user name is! Tesla coils!

I'm currently working on the world's smallest spark gap fully contained tesla coil (WSSGFCTC) LOL

That would be so cool! I am going to try build a very small (NOT world's smallest) SSTC...

my current problem is how to neatly wind small toroids (and fast). I could build a machine to wind a bigger toroid, but then it wouldn't fit in my case that I'm using

oh, and I put the fully contained thing in because I think people who make dinky tesla coils and have a giant NST in the background are cheesy and not real (like I know it's real, but it's like so what?)

Yeah, I have seen tiny tesla coils working in you tube, but later found out that they were driven by NST's...

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Hey! I did not post that photos! Its a bug!

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I had built a machine that is designed to wind tiny torrid, and it works well... The "main" image is the machine that is winding a small torrid, (I have to guide the wire to wind it nicely), (the coil on top of the image is a spool of wire). And the other image is all of the tesla coils I have made so far with is winding machine, (except the biggest one, that was hand wound).

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How about an ion motor.

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westfw

10 years ago

I just bought one of These Kits; perhaps I'll take pictures during assembly and post as an instructable...]

Hmm, Cockroft-Walton, I have heard that name before

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You should probably build a kind of induction coil.

hmm... a marx generator might be cool

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westfw

10 years ago

Here's something I've been wanting to try. There's a high-voltage thing called a Marx generator that uses (normally) spark gaps a negative resistance elements to make a form of voltage multiplier. But it seems to me that it ought to be possible to make a "low voltage" Marx-like generator (voltage multiplier) using other negative-resistance element similar to spark-gaps, but with lower breakdown voltages. Xenon flash tubes (~300V), neon bulbs (~100V), or even semiconductor devices like sidactors or diacs (assorted voltages down to single digits.) A voltage multiplier essentially consists of a way to charge a bunch of capacitors "in parallel" and then discharge them "in series" to see a higher voltage. A traditional multiplier uses diodes to isolate the paths, the marx generator uses spark gaps. But in theory you could use relays or even manual switches...

how about a xeon strobe lamp? and why not a jakobs ladder?? they are soo fricken cool (gotta build one). segwick had a cool idea too. there are even plans for solid state variations of the tesla coil.

You can build a easy jacobs ladder by taking the spark coil out of a car,and attaching the leads onto two soda cans or any other piece of metal that are close together.

what I was going to do is make a voltage multiplier, just trying to do something cheap, easy, yet cool, and not everyone in the world has done it.

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westfw

10 years ago

There are a bunch of neat experiments you can do with electrostatics (Van de Graff generator or similar.) I see that A. D. Moore's "Electrostatics" has been re-published. It's a classic!

At lower (but not necessarily safer) voltages, there seems to be a fair amount of interested in "retro" electronics with Neon bulbs, nixie tubes, and so on.

is there such a thing where it emits stuff in one direction and it makes it do wierd things?

What kind of wierd things are you talking about?Plasma,or are you talking abot wierd things like tesla lighting light bulbs wirelessly in a field a few miles from his machine?

How many volts are we talking? And amperage?

anymore ideas?

You could build a Tesla Coil.