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Re: COOL STUFF YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR COIL!
Original poster: "Steve Cook by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <Steve-at-g8cyerichmond.freeserve.co.uk>
Like many other on the list, I have many years working with HV. I do do
similar demos, but the planning for each on takes time and a good deal of
care. Nobody is allowed within a minimum of 3 times the maximum drawable
arc for a start.
The plastic milk crate is an accident waiting to happen.
As to allowing a discharge to another person this is potentially about as
dangerous a thing as you can do to them. Do you know their medical history,
do you know how effectively they are grounded or otherwise?
Skin effect only applies to very good uniform conductors, not the human
body, preferentially currrent flows through deeper tissues that are many
time more conductive than skin (thousands of times more conductive), I know
I have done the tests.
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From: Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 3:05 PM
Subject: RE: COOL STUFF YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR COIL!
> Original poster: "Simon Yorkston by way of Terry Fritz
> Hi Drew.
> I can understand you wanting to all the 'cool' things with this new coil
> you made-being young too [well, 17 anyway]. However, with my limited
> knowledge and experience please urge you never to do this type of thing-
> consider the amount of energy that you are dealing with, and realise that
> they are deadly. Personally, I didn't begin my Tesla project until I had
> totally understood the safetey considerations, and followed them strictly.
> Just image the your horror if you had done damage to that guy's brain!
> Take care, and safe coiling.
> > > Original poster: "Drew Murray by way of Terry Fritz
> > <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <drewallmighty-at-hotmail-dot-com>
> > >
> > > Here are some of the things I have done with my coil.
> > > -Stood on a milk crate, reached over and placed my hand on the top
> > of
> > > my coil. I then asked my friend to power it up. My hair instantly
> > up
> > > and there were sparks flying off of my zipper and belt buckle. It
> > didn't
> > > hurt though, but it will if you pull your hand away while it it still
> > going.
> > > I heard that If you put thimbles on your fingers you can shoot sparks
> > off
> > of
> > > them the same way they shot off of my zipper and belt buckle. Don't
> > this
> > > if you have a heart condition or are using a pacemaker.
> > > -held a flourescent lightbulb by its middle and slowly moved it
> > my
> > coil. It exploded when an ark hit it's end and it gave me one hell of a
> > zap.
> > > Don't try this one.
> > > -when I was doing a presentation to my classmates at school during
> > science
> > > class, i performed the experiment where i put my hand on the top load
> > and
> > > power it up. I had also discovered that your body holds the charge. I
> > > discovered this when i touched the sink afterwards, Ouch! Anyway, My
> > friend
> > > turned the coil off and i walked over to the little annoying thinks he
> > knows
> > > it all who i prove wrong every minute, and i drew a spark that i
> > estimated
> > > to be at least 6 inches long right off of his forehead. Ha HA HA HA
> > Fun
> > > Fun!
> > > Up here in canada,
> > > Drew Murray
> > >
> > >