[TCML] SSTC State of the Art?
jimlux at earthlink.net
Mon Sep 21 07:52:56 MDT 2009
Greg Morris wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I'm designing and building a music-modulated SSTC for my final project in my
> EE degree. I've been a member of the Tesla List for about six years, but
> I've only ever built rudimentary spark gap TCs, and only as recently as
> 2006, so I was wondering if anyone would care to discuss the current state
> of the art in SSTC design?
You could also keep your spark gap coil, and use a triggered spark gap
to control the bang rate.. Basically, the trigger would be an auto
electronic ignition, driving an auto spark coil. The auto ignitions
are controlled by magnetic pickups or mechanical contacts, either of
which is easy to simulate with electronics that lend themselves to a
short length of plastic optical fiber for isolation.
Then, make a MIDI to pulse rate widget in your microcontroller...
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