I currently have three complete
Tesla Coils in operation. However, the first coil has seen so many
upgrades that I have 4 'revisions' of it.
Don't know what a Tesla Coil is or want to learn more? Click here for a description of what a Tesla Coil is and how it works.
I don't want to send people all over the net trying to find things, so I keep my list of links short. Here are what I think are the 5 best links for Tesla Coil stuff:
http://www.pupman.com This is the Tesla List Homepage. I believe this is the best single source for information on Tesla Coils. If you dont know what the Tesla List is, its a mailing list that has several hundred Tesla Coilers enrolled (completely free of course). Go to the website to learn more. This website also has over a hundred pictures of various Tesla Coils from the list members, including some coils that are nearly the largest in the world. Also contains many programs that are very usefull in doing Tesla Coil design on a computer.
Tesla Web Ring If you got to my website other than by the Tesla Web Ring, you should definately check out the Web Ring if you have some time. This is a listing of almost all the websites on the internet that have anything to do with Nikola Tesla and his famous Tesla Coils.
Arcstarter Page Bill
(The Arcstarter) and his gang have a lot of high voltage projects including
Tesla Coils, can crushers, quarter shrinkers, exploding hot dogs, and all
sorts of carzy stuff! I deem him a fellow 'mad scientist extraodinaire'!
Energy storage capacitors are extremely dangerous. Please do not even consider
using one without the proper safety training. The big capacitors
that I have described below are probably strong enough to 'take your arm
right off' if you got to near them when they were charged.
I currently have two Maxwell Energy Discharge Capacitors in my lab. I sometimes worry if my floor might collapse.
PRV: 60% reverse voltage
Max Current: about 100kA
I figure that with both of them banked together, that would be a maximum charge of 12,000J. What do de-fibrilators normally use, 200J? Well then, I guess my caps could 'jump start' 60 people at once! Don't everyone line up now!
No PCB's in these caps! Only Castor Oil.
I have done many projects with these capacitors, all have been with only one, except for the railgun in which I have unsuccessfully tried two caps. Another experiment I have done is exploading wire. Many more untried experiments are comming due, I hope to do many befor the end of the year.
The below few things are all capacitor experiments.
Check out my ring launcher page by clicking on the picture below. I have used the above capacitor in my higher - power ring launchers, but I only need to charge that beast to about 50% to get excellent results.
Can Crusher Page
Go to my Railgun Page.
I have been working on building my first coilgun wich will shoot small nails. No webpage for it yet, but as soon as it is completed, I will put up a webpage about it.