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Re: newbie to tesla stuff
Original poster: "CJ Moore by way of Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>" <xowoe-at-cox-dot-net>
I started off in much the same way, very newbish, with basically no idea
what I was doing. What I did was just find some guide on the internet for a
cheap coil and made it exactly to specifications it supplied. After I did
this I felt that I had a much better idea what I was doing, I knew the parts
and issues with each of them. Then you can start looking for information,
unfortunately (for newbies) allot of the stuff on the internet is rather
complex, dealing with theory and complexities that require a pretty good
background knowledge base. You can still find some simple stuff though which
helps allot, I eventually ended up designing my own coil from building the
other one and from reading stuff on the internet. Most people on this list
will probably say not to start anything without getting all the safety
equipment and knowledge because it's very dangerous. I'd say just to be wary
and not touch anything that's metal. The biggest piece of advice though is
not to give up! Tesla Coiling is extremely frustrating (for me) because you
run into lots of problems and it seemingly never works right the first time.
If you keep at it though, the rewards are worth it.
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From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Thursday, January 02, 2003 12:17 PM
Subject: newbie to tesla stuff
> Original poster: "james brady by way of Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> OK, I have never built a Telsa coil before, so how do I get started? I
> think that I need a dummies for Tesla book or something. But, in the
> meantime could someone recommend a website or a book that could help me
> going in the right direction?
> I have lots of questions and I don't know where to start. Here are few
> I have:
> What's this stuff about Tesla putting coils on a ship to make it dissapear
> from radar? Did this actually happen and did it work?
> What's so special about high frequency electicity? Can't it still kill
> What is a spark gap? Do I need one of these?
> Anyway, I am really new to this, so I don't even know what kind of
> questions that I should be asking. My main goal is not to kill
> James Brady
> Richmond, VA
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