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On 1/8/17 11:26 AM, Paul B. Thompson wrote:
I recently had cause to take down a ceiling fan from one of our
bedrooms. It is in perfectly good working condition, but not worth much.
I may just give it to charity, but I wondered if there were some HV uses
for it? If the motor was mounted properly would the center spindle make
the useful stem for a rotary spark gap? It is a 3-speed motor.
I would think the rotation rate is a bit low for a rotary gap.
You might be able to make some other cool effect with it, though.. use
it to drive a non-conductive shaft of some sort, and have a rotating
breakout point, or a rotating ground strike point. With a time exposure
you could get that "sheet of lightning" sort of effect.
His name escapes me right now, but a TC builder in Adelaide has done
some very, very cool stuff like this.
I read in the archives about using the fan housing as a toroid, but this
fan's housing is not shaped that way . . . any other notions?
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