Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tiny Tiny Tesla coil

I was cleaning the Lab and had a few parts that were laying around that gave me an idea. I could take a small plastic wire spool, a dead ink pen, a few bent brass bolts, a few tiny low powered capacitors and a few bits of different wire and build a Tiny Tesla coil. Wow big surprise Huh? After about and hour of work and a bunch of McGivering I ended up with this. It works really well and I have more fun with it than I do with many of my larger coils. What next? A series of ultra tiny tesla coils? Twist my arm.