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September 4, 2011

DIY Spark Gap Tesla Coil

at 5:24 am. Filed under DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Insane Equipment


Xellers shows us how to build a DIY Spark Gap Tesla Coil in this Instructable. When you are done looking at the Tesla Coil have a look at the DIY CRT he built!

“Shoot foot-long bolts of lighting through the air, light fluorescent tubes without wires, and power your other high voltage experiments with the aid of this tabletop-sized Tesla coil! The key to this coil’s performance on such a tight budget is that all of its components are designed to work well together. Using some basic concepts from AC circuit design, the components are matched to perform well without requiring massive amounts of power. Some “coilers” use microwave oven transformers to pump kilowatts of energy through poorly matched circuits, resulting in large losses and mediocre performance. This instructable will show you how to avoid making such mistakes and how to properly design a spark gap Tesla coil.”