If you’re interested in some high-voltage experimentation on the cheap, this DIY Tesla Coil is a steal.
Daniel Kramnik, a high school student and electronics hobbyist, shares his plans for a high quality Telsa Coil. He writes:
Shoot foot-long bolts of lighting through the air, light fluorescent tubes without wires, and power your other high voltage experiments with the aid of this tabletop-sized Tesla coil! Once the parts have arrived, it comes together in about a weekend, and for less than $200 even for those without a big bin of spare parts.
$200 might seem steep, but in the world of Tesla coil purchasing and construction is a deal. Tiny table top Tesla coils start at $200-300 and larger models can easily break $1500. Daniel’s impressive build is a downright bargain at under $200.
Watch the video above to see it in action. Hit up the link below if you’re interested in building your own. Have experience with high-voltage workshop antics? Sound off in the comments with your favorite experiments, tips, and tricks.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 09/5/11