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Pictures from the 9th Uk Teslathon, Cambridge.

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Pictures from the 9th Uk Teslathon, Cambridge.

Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:36 pm

Thought that I'd just share a few pictures from the 9th Uk Teslathon..

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& a video of course.. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qY2T3zjoxk[/youtube]

This is how I'm getting on with mine..
Have done lots more work since this photo was taken though.. That box is just a mock-up for a clear acrylic one instead. The strike rail is also a size mock-up.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:59 pm

Going to make some lighting are you Max? If some one wants to impress me with one of these, I want the arc to be 2 inchs in diameter and 100 yards long! Controled that is....... :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:03 am

The guy with the piece of pipe and the wool cloth looks so out of place...
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:05 pm

Very cool Max!! I've contemplated building one of these for literally dozens of years....good on ya!!

Looks like you're well on your way there. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:22 pm

What is it going to cost you to completed project?
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:24 pm

It shoild cost a further £150 ($300) or so to finish..Most expensive components are the capacitors. Ridiculously expensive, even by eBay standards.
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Unread postAuthor: littlebro05 » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:50 pm

Seeing, that makes me want to put that up a spudgun's back hole and turning it on for the explosion... If you touch do you like get injured?
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:58 pm

markfh11q wrote:The guy with the piece of pipe and the wool cloth looks so out of place...


Looks like he's just polishing his rod to stick into that high voltage generator beside him.

Where was this anyways? I'm in Cambridge myself.
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:40 pm

It was right next to the Cambridge Museum of Technology.

http://www.cam.net.uk/home/steam/

That's a Wimshurst Generator, it creates an electrostatic charge by rubbing two Acrylic discs against eachother.
He's attempting to introduce electrons onto the two discs by creating a negative charge on the pole, just like how you rub a balloon on your jumper.

One guy, Nick..His Solid State Tesla Coil went a bit hay-wire and a streamer hit his hand. Burnt a hole right from one side of his palm to the other.

They're called High Frequency Burns. I'm not sure what would happen on a Spark Gap Tesla Coil, probably the same thing I imagine..
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:39 pm

I'm a little too familiar with high-frequency burns. I still couldn't imagine getting one all the way through my hand, though.

EDIT - and maxus, I know what he was doing. I'm just saying it looks a little out of place/funny in the middle of all the other experiments. :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:24 pm

MaxuS the 2nd wrote:Burnt a hole right from one side of his palm to the other.


WTF :shock:

An actual hole? Jeez, bet that stung a bit.
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:52 pm

I think he means two burns from one zap. Not a real hole.
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:57 pm

jonnyboy wrote:I think he means two burns from one zap. Not a real hole.


On the contrary..

A very small hole from side to the other. Only through a small amount of skin, but a hole none-the-less.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:00 pm

Hotwired wrote:Looks like he's just polishing his rod


Describing it that way makes it sound even more dodgy :roll: :D
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:08 pm

MaxuS the 2nd wrote:
jonnyboy wrote:I think he means two burns from one zap. Not a real hole.


On the contrary..

A very small hole from side to the other. Only through a small amount of skin, but a hole none-the-less.

OUCH :shock: I thought it just burned both sides.
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