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Re: New Person here...
Original poster: "Jake Draper by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <cybermecium2-at-home-dot-com>
To tell you a little about myself am 13 years old and some of my hobbies
include computer programming, computer collecting, electronics, skateboarding,
and oh yea building Tesla Coils. I think for you a good size coil would be like
my small one which is a 3.5 X 12" secondary coil form. It gives me about 12-15"
sparks and I built it for free except for the magnet wire which I got from
else, including 2 9/30s, 1 15/30 and 1 15/60 Neon transformers I got or built
for free or extremely cheep (I'm talking under 20 bucks here.) To get NSTs for
free just ask around at local sign shops (hint: almost any sign shop has neons)
for used NSTs and most of the time they will gladly give them up for free. Try
to get the larger ones. For capacitors I use salt water caps which are lossy
and inneficcient but they only cost me about $1.00 to build (to buy the salt)
If you want you can build an MMC also, or if you have lots of money or a friend
in the business you can use professional pulse capacitors. I find SWCs adequate
for now though because this is my first coil. If you want more detailed
information on how I built my coil, feel free to email me off list.
From: <mailto:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>Tesla list
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 08:35:32 PM
Subject: New Person here...
Original poster: "Robert Evan Teet by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
Greetings from Atlanta Georgia, I am Robert Evan Teet.
To make a long story short, I was at a Convention around here and saw a
Tesla coil in action and became an addict and now believe i have enough
information and understanding of the devices to build one. So with that in
mind, is there anyone here willing to teach a Tesla Neo-Phyte the places
online to get parts for a relatively low price. Im a college student if that
helps you understand the price concern here. Also, if theres anyone willing
to help me with the design aspects for a relatively "small" (when i say
small i mean 8 inch sparks, as opposed to the one online i saw at
http://www.ttr-dot-com/model13d.html ) ;)
Thank you in advance and i look forward to meeting you.
Robert Evan Teet
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