I’ve been working on a Tesla coil for a while, but haven’t posted anything about it. Basically a Tesla coil is a way of making very high voltages; which is cool! For a break down on how they work check out Richie Burnett’s site.
Deep fried neon is a great site with a lot of the equations I used to get the shapes and sizes in the right order of magnitude. Hopefully it will work!
Here’s a video of my driver circuitry working with a spark gap:
Next up I need to: build a stand, install the primary, build a secondary top load. Then it should be testing time!
The rest of my photos are here.