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Old 6th April 2004, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Tesla, but not in the cool, zapping people way

I shall be frank: Is it illegal to make a tesla coil?


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Old 7th April 2004, 12:26 AM   #2
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No, it isn't.

But if you make one to go zapping people then you could wind up in trouble.
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Old 7th April 2004, 1:09 AM   #3
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not to mention the electricity bill at the end of the month...
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Old 7th April 2004, 1:10 AM   #4
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Go zap the stupid tards.
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Old 7th April 2004, 8:26 AM   #5
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It's not for zapping people

Was just curious. Doing some looking around, and found some tesla circuit things. Thanks for that
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Old 7th April 2004, 12:25 PM   #6
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Is this the sort of thing you want to do?

He doesn't mention anything about being arrested so it seems tesla coils are legal.

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Old 7th April 2004, 12:55 PM   #7
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That's exactly what I'm talking about. But not as in depth as that guy. Just a little one.
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Old 7th April 2004, 8:22 PM   #8
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Is this the sort of thing you want to do?

He doesn't mention anything about being arrested so it seems tesla coils are legal.
I am that guy with the Tesla coils. I've not been arrested yet but I was visited by the Dept of Energy Safety which caused me a lot of anxiety. The way I passed their inspection was to drop the 250V mains down to 50VAC with an arcwelder transformer. Once this is done, their responsibility ends as long as I demonstrated that I was safe (sort of), didn't do public performances (only once), don't derive an income from it (I wish) and am not a bloody idiot (questionable). I then have another arcwelder to step up the 50VAC to 250 and I am in action.

In WA you are able to wire a mains plug and that is all (until it drops to 50AC or ?110 DC.

Running a Tesla coil outside of a Faraday cage or metal shed will probably breach RF generation rules.

And then there are my lasers and my railgun....

Have to go, someone's at the door...


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Old 7th April 2004, 8:52 PM   #9
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*railgun*

Drool .....
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Old 7th April 2004, 9:50 PM   #10
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where on earth do you just pick up this stuff? its like, look on the internet and theres people going, yea i just got this nice fangled laseramagig.... like i can understand bugging sign places for nst's but who do you see to get xray transformers n lasers n stuff like that?
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Old 7th April 2004, 9:56 PM   #11
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I want those command and conquer style tesla's. That'd be awesome, with like a lock-on mode lol.

Any possibility of building one?
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Old 7th April 2004, 10:01 PM   #12
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My friend tried building one, i wonder what happened. He smashed a tv to get one part for the coil.
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Old 7th April 2004, 10:19 PM   #13
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but who do you see to get xray transformers n lasers n stuff like that?
Clearing sales mostly, and equipment Auctions, you just need to keep your eyes open and having contacts helps a lot as well, and I'm sure no-one needs to be told that you can pick up some really good stuff from e-bay sometimes Some places ask questions, most trust you know what you're doing if you dont look like an idiot
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Old 7th April 2004, 10:50 PM   #14
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yea US ebay thought, never seen anything interesting on ebay.au

and yea i assumed as much with the actions, guess thats what i get for being in a shithole town [dont think it qualifies as a city]
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the guy that built the tesla coil. are you just doing this for the fun of it or are you really trying to figure out what tesla was doing? becuase if you can figure out how he managed to transmit electricity without wires using the inherint elictirical charge of the earth, making it possible to have an endless suply of electricty availabe to anyone anywhere. although if anyone could do that we wouldn't have to pay for electricity and i don't think the governtment would like that very much
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