Eye of Sauron

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  1. THE_SHIZZ

    THE_SHIZZ Member

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    man that site isnt awesome its...

    TESLA COOL

    Keep up the good work, and is all that stuff legal ? :confused: :p

    edit - kick ass pen collection too
     
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  2. Varuna

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    I absolutely love the metho gun and the cupric acetate idea. It's very soluable in methanol, should look pretty spectacular.

    You've inspired me. I'm busy gluing a copper nozzle and a propane soldering iron onto my supersoaker pistol right now. I'll probably have to try a few different sizes to get it to atomise properly.

    We'll see if it doesn't kill me (or invited innocent bystanders) tonight after a few beers.
     
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  3. Duncan

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    I found this one a few years ago. It might give you some inspiration :p

    http://www.angelfire.com/80s/sixmhz/trashy.html
     
  4. -KoMoD0-

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    What do your neighbors think?


    Is your son the camera man?
     
  5. UncleRes

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    In other news, hospitals around the nation are being inundated with one handed geeks carrying a small pile of fleshy shards, and sporting a permanent ohnosecond look of bewilderment.
     
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    Tesla Downunder

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    Size ain't everything. Even one volt can be cool.

    Don't build anything until you run it by me first.

    Most things I do at home are illegal. ALL the wiring, all the lasers, all the radioactive stuff,
    all the RF emissions, all the loud noises - you get the idea. So don't do this at home right.
    Pen collection is probably illegal too..

    and this too.

    It's very old design and has a useless suppression network and the cap not across the gap.
    Significant risk to the NST. No-one makes conical primaries now. Well mine has the cap not
    across the cap and a conical primary in the photo but I made it a long time ago.....

    Neighbours are a bit distant. They get an invite to my open day so I try to stay friendly.
    Son's job was to push the button only remote only. Teenagers are good at pushing remote buttons.

    TDU
     
  7. -KoMoD0-

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    I can see why the folks next door would be distant, probably scared they will be die a slow painful death when your new toy arrives.

    :D
     
  8. WestCoast

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    That's what I keep telling my wife, but she doesn't believe me... :lol:

    Uh yes... nice find! That's truly ghetto! :thumbup:
     
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  9. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Where is the Presitge :)

    Those are some great looking pics....you should post them in the photography forum.

    Great shots, love teh Tesla!
     
  10. f1re

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    Yeah damnit, wheres the prestige? Build a trapdoor and then appear 100 yards away in a second =)
     
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    Tesla Downunder

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    I submitted to Hackaday myself, but Digg was picked up by someone else. I also submitted to Slash/dot and they were interested enough to contact me for further details but still rejected. Probably just as well as my site has had 45 gig of downloads in one day already and I am only paid up for 100 gig per month.

    I have already started gathering the stuff to do THE really good photo with appeal not only to geeks. Should be complete this weekend. If it works I'm sure you will see it. Fingers crossed.

    I've put a 6 Megapixel pic here.

    TDU
     
  13. Duncan

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    My big TC has a conical primary... does that mean I'm old fashioned? :confused: Of course its going to be a crappy design if the guy just pulled the parts out of dumpsters and shoved it together without much real thought. He did get "some" success however.
     
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    But are you pulling sparks three times the length of your secondary like the one on my index page? You just don't need it and you get more than enough coupling with a flat secondary while keeping it well away from secondary strikes. Conicals are harder to make for no extra benefit.

    For "Ghetto" coils, with a little planning you can get 30 inches rather than 6. If you use the recommended caps then you are most of the way there. You are not likely to find good caps in dumpsters.

    You can however make a TC out of dumpster parts. I made one out of the parts of one single microwave oven here.

    Actually, spark gap TC's are old fashioned. Many new coils are DRSSTC's or SISG's. However, I still reckon that there are interesting things to be done wtih spark gap TC's. BTW, DRSSTC's (generally) work best with higher coupling so often have a solenoidal primary. Power transfer is quite different and much more efficient.

    Do you have details/photos of your coil? Well done BTW - I sound more critical than I meant.

    TDU
     
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  15. Bionic

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    Damn you Tesla. Where have those last few hours gone.. Oh hwell another non Productive day at work
     
  16. Duncan

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    Nope. The best I managed was about 45" on 900W input.
     
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    That is good performance and better than my conical primary coil used in the photo although I did not attempt to retune it. I always wonder how people measure power with a TC. Seems near impossible for me and I have a true RMS 3 phase power meter which should allow for power factor correction. I don't usually quote power other than "my 20A meter hits the other side" at 240V. Since I blew the meters in my control box I just go by the feel...
    Actually the variac starts to thump when it is saturated which is probably just over its 15A rating.

    TDU
     
  18. Hurley

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    you are completely insane, and for that you rock, your site is the sort of stuff i dream of doing! Kudos to you mate, you rule
     
  19. Duncan

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    Yeah I'm just basing it on the rating of the NST I used (15kV 60mA)
     
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    Great performance for a 15/60. Particularly since they don't ever put out 15kV at 60mA. (15kV open circuit and 30mA shorted but not at the same time) I think max power is about half voltage and half current if I recall ie 7.5kv at 30mA.

    Interesting who takes up my pics. Currently it is on a few Swedish sites. Last year it got taken up by 3 or 4 Spanish porn sites. Basically about the usual "here is a crazy guy...". I can wear that.

    I've been accumulating ideas and have bought some stuff for my next photo. Should be running and published late Friday or Sat. High hopes for this one.

    TDU
     

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