Sunday, November 29, 2009

Changes to the WC coil

As with every Tesla coil the tuning process is bound to bring change to the setup. This coil has been a bear to tune. The top load had to be changed and the spark gap needed 4 additional electrodes added. I've been testing it in the morning and it sounds like a jet taking off. My eyes have a slight case of flash burn from the UV light coming off the spark gap and my throats a bit sore fom all the ozone I've been breathing in. I love this hobby.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The WC Coil

I've been working on this coil for a few weeks and it has gone through one design and now it has incarnated into this. I have tested the output on this coil and it's very nice. Building coils has kept my mind busy and I'm thankful to have the resources to build them. Evita came up with the name for the coil, can you guess what WC stands for?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Red Laser in morning Geeks take warning.

I was gifted a 5 mW He Ne (Helium Neon) laser yesterday. I have been researching holography and wanting to put together a holography table . I now can do this. The beam from the He Ne laser is not very visible to the eye but a nice little fog bank in the Low Country this morning made for a fun testing time. Thanks to my Geek friends.