MalcolmSAPPHIRE Member
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Location: New Zealand


Posted:
Last night I went around to my friends "power up" of his newly made tesla coil.

Here's a picture I took. Sparks were 1m long when running at half power.

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It got me thinking about how it could be used to great effect with poi or staff twirling.

Andy Lau used one in his "Wonderful World" tour to great success.

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The guy who set it up for Andy Lau

Any way I was thinking "yeah that would be cool"

Who else is up for it?

Need big Tesla Coil, Chain Mail suit, know how, and guts grin


May your balls always burn


TideGOLD Member
Future pyrotechnician...? Or something.
111 posts
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Posted:
I reckon it'd be pretty cool to be spinning staff or poi and "catching" lightning with it... haha, but yeah. This is a pretty cool idea, I'd like to see what some people come up with for this concept.

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Kombi guyBRONZE Member
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Location: HOP Central, New Zealand


Posted:
Awesome, like the Tesla coil electric show ( with staff )





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MalcolmSAPPHIRE Member
HOP admin
1,064 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
Found this guy doing poi for a few secounds



He was at burning man 2006???

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FireTomStargazer
6,650 posts

Posted:
where is the "like" button?

way cool smile

the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink


liquidtrancei dream in circles...
336 posts
Location: Scotland


Posted:
i want to wire myself up to one and crack a chainmail whip, I'd feel like zeus or something...

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ushalldietonightstranger
3 posts
Location: Fort Worth , Texas !!!!!


Posted:
anybody no how to make one?

astonSILVER Member
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4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
Try this.

Might work for you.

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


SeyeSILVER Member
Geek
1,261 posts
Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
Maybe 'Tesla Coil' should have an automatic warning link like fire breathing wink They are SERIOUSLY dangerous! They are definitely not toys.

On the technical side of things... someone on my course at uni made one this year. Only a small one but it is possible to scale it up. I wouldn't attempt to build one without a LOT of research and preferably a very good engineer or a physicist to deal with the calculations / design elements. If you are going to build one you need to know exactly how it will behave before you start (especially if you want to use it for a show).

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa


Posted:
I would love to make a usb powered tesla coil. Just because. wink

Also, much lower power. No idea if it is possible though.

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland


burningoftheclaveySILVER Member
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926 posts
Location: over yonder, New Zealand


Posted:
I saw this in one of the fire shows at Glastonbury, its soo amazing and I relly want to get into this, but again, would want an engineer who knew what they were doing and know all the risks myself, and be trained in what to do in all cases!!

on spam robots - "Burn the robot! Melt him down, and then we can make lots and lots of money from his shiiiny juices!"

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Point_BlankGOLD Member
Sneaking
1,207 posts
Location: Free falling through time, United Kingdom


Posted:
I'm totally down for that malcolm, could be a wicked project

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

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Icarus FordeBRONZE Member
Just Icarus//Spinner//Pyro//Geek
261 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
That would be epic.

Out of curiosity, is that in Christchurch Malcolm?

MalcolmSAPPHIRE Member
HOP admin
1,064 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
The little Tesla coil is in Christchurch. I think a much larger one is needed or perhaps a vandergraph generator?

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Icarus FordeBRONZE Member
Just Icarus//Spinner//Pyro//Geek
261 posts
Location: New Zealand


Posted:
I've never had much success with Van De Graff generators tbh, they're temperamental prats IMO.

Plus, it's only static, so you've gotta wait for quite a while whilst they build up a charge... As opposed to a bigger Tesla, which can just draw the current right off. smile

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