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Old 04-17-2009, 01:29 AM
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Talking Fun with Tesla coils

Check out this crazy Aussie who likes to build giant Tesla coils for fun.

He mounted this one on a car:





And this is the backyard model:



Check out his website:
http://tesladownunder.com/index.html
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:19 AM
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Wow. Awesome! Bet that would magnetize your watch pretty quickly
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:10 AM
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If he is not careful he will blow up Tungusta, Russia again

I want to build one now!
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:28 PM
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Holy crap that's cool. Something tells me all the neighborhood kids end up at his house. Why didn't we have neighbors like that?
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Interesting anti-theft device.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:38 PM
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Interesting anti-theft device.
I'm think house alarm system....
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:45 PM
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If he mounted it on a Delorean would it go back in time?
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:55 PM
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"A Tesla coil is device to develop very high voltages pioneered by Nicola Tesla over 100 years ago. In its simplest form it is an air cored transformer driven by discharging a high voltage capacitor through a few of the primary turns. This sets up a high frequency resonance in the secondary coil. This resonance occurs between the inductance of the tall secondary coil and the capacitance of a rounded metal object (typically a donut shaped toroid) and a very high voltage results in streamers directly into the air or sparks to nearby objects."


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Old 04-17-2009, 03:23 PM
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That's awesome.
I always wanted to build one but I'm scared.
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If he mounted it on a Delorean would it go back in time?
Nope, probably just suck up the white lines on the road....
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"A Tesla coil is device to develop very high voltages pioneered by Nicola Tesla over 100 years ago. In its simplest form it is an air cored transformer driven by discharging a high voltage capacitor through a few of the primary turns. This sets up a high frequency resonance in the secondary coil. This resonance occurs between the inductance of the tall secondary coil and the capacitance of a rounded metal object (typically a donut shaped toroid) and a very high voltage results in streamers directly into the air or sparks to nearby objects."


Got that?
are we having a quiz? Now the Faraday Cage- that's something else.
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Nope, probably just suck up the white lines on the road....

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26 foot arcs!

Big Tesla coil.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY-AS13fl30
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are we having a quiz? Now the Faraday Cage- that's something else.
With the stucco netting, my house is like a giant Faraday cage...nothing gets in, nothing gets out.
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Interesting video about Nikola Tesla:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt8Y93k0pB0
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