[TCML] ***** My real tip for all coilers *****
yurtle_t at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 5 12:12:01 MDT 2011
I got into coiling to compete with high speed Internet and Nintendo for my son.
Stickbuilt motors and simple DC circuits can't compete anymore.
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From: Bart B. Anderson <bartb at classictesla.com>
To: Tesla Coil Mailing List <tesla at pupman.com>
Sent: Sun, June 5, 2011 1:08:31 AM
Subject: Re: [TCML] ***** My real tip for all coilers *****
Oh, well, my tip for all coilers then...
If you love designing coils for longest spark then DO IT!
If you love designing coils for midi.. then DO IT!
If you love designing coils for study of coil physics.. then DO IT!
If you love designing coils for pretty spark pictures.. eh, whatever..(haha)
Bottom line is.. DO IT!
Everyone has their own reasons for why they got into coils and why they stuck
with it.. I personally got a little bored with spark gap coils and have taken up
the solid state route these days. To gain understanding, I've headed towards DR
experts and spent little time on TCML the past couple years (although I read
regularly). My point is that "I'M DOING IT" and making sparks, trying to gain a
better understanding of solid state technology, etc.. Just DO IT!
Hope you all have great fun in the process!
Bart B. Anderson
On 6/3/2011 6:45 PM, Peter Terren wrote:
> ***** My real tip for all coilers *****
> Everyone wants the biggest sparks - right?
> My opinion: Don't think of a TC as just an exercise in getting the longest
> My longest spark photo on my home page is about the 43rd photo/video down
>because it doesn't matter.
> Spend money on a better camera/video/flash/tripod. Do something different, take
>some fabulous photos.
> Google "Tesla coil" images. I currently have 20 of the top 100 photos there. As
>it happens my longest sparks picture is about number 100.
> Many are of sparks or streamers are only 1-3 feet long but in the context of an
>Xmas tree or car thief protection or sparks in a pool that is fine.
> All of my techniques are easily reproducible and were trivial compared with the
>original construction of the coil.
> After years, I have still not seen a decent rotating breakout picture done by
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