[TCML] Tesla Coils and Stents
jd3 at dyerelectric.com
Wed Nov 21 22:31:27 MST 2007
Hey there Jim and coilers...
I had three stents placed in August of 2K5, and have not changed my
coiling habits at all. I do med large coils, and have had no issues. I
never did "Megavolt style" demos, in Faraday suit or cage, and still don't.
Of interest though, I have added a Van de Graaff generator to my demos,
as of early 2K7. I regularly pass shocks through me to thousands of
people (Jimmy Kimmel included) and have suffered no ill effects. (See
www.johndyer.com/makerfaire_2k7.htm ) I just chatted with my
cardiologist about this. He didn't feel that I raised my risks
significantly. Although it did prompt a great philosophical discussion
of risk vs. reward on many issues! I notice that a few days after one
of these marathon demos, like the Maker Faire, my point of contact, the
back of my hand, some little dark freckles appear and then go away. I
have even developed some tiny water blisters at the most frequent point
of discharge. This is with a VERY large (22" ball) generator. It does
give one a healthy wallop!
Happy Thanksgiving to ye all! Chip, you have created and maintained one
of the best and most interesting group of people and knowledge I have
seen on or off the web. You and the rest of this group are a big part
of what I am thankful for.
Cheers -- I'm John Dyer
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