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Table Top Tesla Coil-  A scale model actual working Tesla Coil! It's small enough to fit on a desktop and run from a wall wart.  Not much for spark display though.__

Ten-Amp 13.8 Volt Power Supply-  Sometimes amateurs like to home-brew their power supplies instead of purchasing one off the shelf at any of the major ham radio retail dealers.  The advantage to rolling your own power supply is that it teaches us how they work and makes it easier to troubleshoot and repair other power supply units in the shack.  It should be noted that there is no real cost advantage to building your own power supply unless you can get a large power transformer and heat sink for a super low price.  Of course rolling our own gives us the ability to customize the circuit and make it even more reliable than commercial units. __ Designed by N1HFX

Tesla Coil/H Volt Generator-  This is a fun and useful circuit for demonstrating high frequency high voltage.  It can produce up to about 30KV, depending on the transformer used.  It is cheap and easy to make, thanks to the standard TV flyback transformer used.  It can power LASERS (although I have never tried) , demonstrate St.  Elmo's fire, and even cause a fluorescent bulb to light from as much as 2 feet away. __ Designed by Aaron Cake

Tesla Coil-Version 1-  My first tesla coil, runs on a bug zapper transformer and produces one to two inch discharges.     Page includesinformation on repairing the bug zapper transformer. __

Tesla Coil-Version 10-SSTC-  A medium power Solid State Tesla coil that produces about 9-inch long discharges. __

Tesla Coil-Version 11-  An old-fashioned and large spark gap Tesla coil with a 6" diameter secondary and produces sparks about 3 feet long. __

Tesla Coil-Version 2-  A modified Tesla Coil Circuit, Version 1 tesla coil that runs on one six-volt lantern battery and produces 1/2 inch discharges. __

Tesla Coil-Version 3-  A tiny tesla coil that runs on a 1kV oscilloscope transformer and lights up a neon bulb for a plasma globe display. __

Tesla Coil-Version 4-VTTC-  My first VTTC, consists two tubes: a 5Y3 and a 6146, and generates brush-like discharges about a quarter inch long. __

Tesla Coil-Version 5-  The first large Tesla coil I ever made, which stands about 5 feet tall and generates discharges about 2 to 2.5 feet long. __

Tesla Coil-Version 5.5-  Same Tesla Coil Circuit, Version 5 with a smaller secondary. __

Tesla Coil-Version 6-VTTC-  A odd capacitor-less VTTC that uses a 4X150 and generates discharges about a half inch long. __

Tesla Coil-Version 7-VTTC-  A triple-807 powered VTTC that produces bright and powerful one-inch discharges from a massive 760V transformer.  This VTTC makes very interesting plasma globe displays. __

Tesla Coil-Version 8-  A medium-sized 2-foot tall Tesla coil that produces about 1 foot long discharges. __

Tesla Coil-Version 9-SSTC-  A low power Solid State Tesla coil that produces about 6-inch long discharges. __

Tesla Power Receiver-  Here's something that has always bugged me: light waves are about 5000 Angstroms in wavelength, while atoms are more like 1 Angstrom across.  Atoms are thousands of times smaller than light waves, yet atoms obviously interact very strongly with light.  How can they do this? Perhaps they get around the problem by employing Quantum Mechanics (photon-physics rather than EM waves?) There must be some explanation. __ Designed by William J. Beaty

The art of making HV Transformers-  Learn how to make resilient HV transformers from spare ferrites and common scraps!__

Trashy Tesla Coil-  So you still don't believe that people throw away tons of good stuff you can use to have some fun.  To prove it to you, I've decided to make a Tesla Coil from only stuff I've found in the garbage.  I will include a detailed list of all components used and where/what they came from. __ Designed by Greg Miller

Triggered spark gap-  This is purely a construction article. __

Virtual-Zener Simplifies High-Voltage Interface-  03/20/03  EDN Design Ideas:  Buck regulator and two inductors make dual-polarity converter - This design for a photonic switch needsthan approximately 70V at the cathode of a duo-lateral optical position-sensing device.  This voltage gets speedy response at lo __ Circuit Design by Philip Lane, Transparent Networks Inc, Bellevue, WA

Your source for cheap n' easy high voltage, the Flyback transformer-  A very simple road to your basic high voltage generator is the transistor driven flyback transformer.  This circuit uses a common flyback transformer (you probably have more than one in your house right now) to boost typical battery voltages up to the multi-kilovolt range.  It will make a several thousand-degree continuous 2 cm plasma arc.  This page is designed to help you get yours working as quickly and painlessly as possible __ Designed by Greg Miller

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