Wednesday, November 21, 2012

short update on Tesla coil

Haven't had much time or money for my science projects lately, but I am making plodding progress on the Tesla coil. The only remaining work is on the power panel (which, unusually, includes the HV transformer and its protection devices) and the enclosure for the primary cap.

Two additional spark gap designs are planned, but only one of the three has been finished.

"First Light" (ie, the first power-on tests and tuning) should occur some time before Christmas.

Here's a short video showing some parts I finished recently:

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