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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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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"

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Tide
GOLD Member since Jun 2009

Future pyrotechnician...? Or something.
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Austr...

Total posts: 111
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.

This statement is false...?

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Kombi guy
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Kombi guy

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Location: HOP Central, New Zealand

Total posts: 224
Posted:Awesome, like the Tesla coil electric show ( with staff )





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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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Total posts: 999
Posted:Found this guy doing poi for a few secounds



He was at burning man 2006???


"May your balls always burn"

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FireTom


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Posted:where is the "like" button?

way cool smile


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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liquidtrance


liquidtrance

i dream in circles...
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 336
Posted:i want to wire myself up to one and crack a chainmail whip, I'd feel like zeus or something...

even chuck norris can't pin you down if your on fire

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ushalldietonight


ushalldietonight

stranger
Location: Fort Worth , Texas !!!!!

Total posts: 3
Posted:anybody no how to make one?

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
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

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK

Total posts: 1261
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).


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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

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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

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burningoftheclavey
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

burningoftheclavey

lurking like a ninja with no camouflage..
Location: over yonder

Total posts: 926
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!"

Owned by Brenn smile

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Point_Blank
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Point_Blank

Sneaking
Location: Free falling through time

Total posts: 1207
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.

Owned by clarence_quack

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Icarus Forde
BRONZE Member since Apr 2010

Icarus Forde

Just Icarus//Spinner//Pyro//Geek
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 261
Posted:That would be epic.

Out of curiosity, is that in Christchurch Malcolm?


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Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

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Total posts: 999
Posted:The little Tesla coil is in Christchurch. I think a much larger one is needed or perhaps a vandergraph generator?

"May your balls always burn"

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Icarus Forde
BRONZE Member since Apr 2010

Icarus Forde

Just Icarus//Spinner//Pyro//Geek
Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 261
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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