My Second Coil Gun Completely Portable single stage, 100 joule(ELECTRICAL ENERGY), bolt action, 6 round mag soon to be dual stage, 200 joule(again ELECTRICAL ENERGY) I've had a few ask how I built this gun so rather than answer everyone's questions individually I'll just answer it here. I started with a 12 volt SLA (sealed lead acid) battery that I found online somewhere. That powers a power inverter that you would normally use in a car to get 120 volts ac. That powers a voltage multiplier ( google it to find out what that is if you don't know that's how I found out). And that puts out the 385 to 400 volts to charge the caps. The capacitor bank is made of 3 electrolytic Caps that have a 450 v. capacity rating and I believe are 470uF each. The box in between the barrel and PVC pipe are 2 solid state relays wired in parallel to fire the coil. There is another solid state relay that turns the charging on and off. the Coil is made from 2 strands of 22awg magnet wire( it was what i had next time I think I'll use 1 strand of 18awg). From what I've found so far the size of the coil depends on the size of the bullet and cap bank. Mine is a little bit longer than the bullet and about 1" in diameter. I don't think mine is quiet right but I'm still working on it. There is also 4 hi cap diodes wire anti-parallel to the coil. This protects the caps and charger from the reverse voltage created when power is removed from the coil. So the Gun is basically controlled by 4 switches. The red switch is the ...
Singing Tesla Coil - MIDI Controlled This is a twin Tesla coil playing a compilation of MIDI tunes. You can see how it was built at
Coil - Tainted Love Coils Music Video for Soft Cells "Tainted Love"
Twin Tesla Coils - World's Largest Created by Syd Klinge (Los Angeles) for the 2007 Cochella Festival.
Gemini Demo Video - Large Bipolar Tesla Coil Full demonstration video of 10kVA bipolar tesla coil using the world's largest MMC array. Chris Boden and The Geek Group take you through the entire system step by step. An excellent video on how Tesla Coils actually work.
How to Comb Coil how to video for comb coils
Singing Tesla Coil at Duckon 2007 This is a solid-state Tesla coil. The primary runs at its resonant frequency in the 41 KHz range, and is modulated from the control unit in order to generate the tones you hear. So just to explain a little further, yes, it is the actual high voltage sparks that are making the noise. Every cycle of the music is a burst of sparks at 41 KHz, triggered by digital circuitry at the end of a "long" piece of fiber optics. What's not immediately obvious in this video is how loud this is. Many people were covering their ears, dogs were barking. In the sections where the crowd is cheering and the coils is starting and stopping, you can hear the the crowd is drowned out by the coil when it's firing. This Tesla coil was built and is owned by Steve Ward. Steve is a EE student at U of I Urbana-Champaign. He and Jeff have been going to Teslathons, which is where they met. It's been suggested that a good name for this coil would be the "Zeusaphone". "Thoremin" has also been mentioned, though personally I think we need Theramin type inputs for that. To answer a few questions I've received, YES, someone did yell "Play Freebird!" after the first round of music.
Trifilar Coil Jig This is a coil winding jig i made. It has made making coils for my pulse motor experements very nice. I was having a hard time trying to wind the coils with one hand and film at the same time, but i can assure you that with a little patients, you can make some beautiful coils with it. The foot switches are from old sewing machines, they are used just as a hands free on/off switch and the dimmers are used to vary the speed. Remember to keep some tape by you, when you get done winding, get some tape on that thing so it doesnt try to unwind on you. It will take some creative rigging to get different coil forms on the allthread, but im sure this crowd can handle that. The basic design was inspired by youtube user truthbeeknown. Here is his He also has lots of great vidios on motors he has made and a website. Happy coiling!
Musical Tesla Coil Singing Mario Under Ground and Others This clip is from the 2007 Duckon Sci Fi convention in Naperville IL, USA. The show consisted of 2 Tesla coils making lightning for patrons to enjoy. The musical Tesla Coil turned out to be a big hit. The coil in this clip is a solid state musical Tesla coil constructed by Steve Ward. The Tesla coil stands 7 feet tall and is capable of putting out over 12 foot of spark. The sound pressure level is well over 110dB. The coil is powered by 240 volts and can draw over 40 amps. The coil resonates at a frequency in the 45 KHz range, and is modulated by a microprocessor sending out trigger pulses over a fiber optic link. The fiber optics are used to provide electrical isolation for the control electronics. The high voltage sparks are making the notes that you hear. Every note of the music is a burst of sparks at the note's frequency. Here is a video of the coil from a different angle from a earlier run of the coil. Video captured by Terry Blake edited by Jeff Larson.
Tesla Coil Music Played on Piano This guy creates his own light show by hooking up his electronic keyboard to a tesla coil.
Zelda played on Twin Musical Tesla coils Twin Solid State Musical Tesla coils playing the Zelda theme song. The music that you hear is coming from the sparks that these two identical high power solid state Tesla coils are generating. There are no speakers involved. The Tesla coils stand 7 feet tall and are each capable of putting out over 12 foot of spark. They are spaced about 18 feet apart. The coils are controlled over a fiber optic link by a single laptop computer. Each coil is assigned to a midi channel which it responds to by playing notes that are programed into the computer software. What is not obvious is how loud the coils are. They are well over 110dB. Listen for the echo after the notes stop. These coils were constructed by Steve Ward and Jeff Larson. Programming and musical content by Steve Ward. Video was captured by Terry Blake and edited by Jeff Larson.
ArcAttack performs a Tesla Coil version of Iron Man by Black Sabbath with a Faraday Guitar ArcAttack is performing a Tesla Coil version of Iron Man by Black Sabbath. The Guitar Player is using an iron guitar in a faraday cage ArcAttack testing out the world's first lighting-proof MIDI guitar in their warehouse in Austin, Texas. The MIDI signal from the guitar is routed through a fiber optic cable to control the Tesla coils.
Musical Tesla Coils Play Intro, 2001: A Space Odyssey, et al @ Penguicon 2008 (8a1) Steve Ward's and Jeff Larson's twin musical Tesla Coils (Zeusaphones) 4/19/08 Songs are: Intro, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Ghostbusters, Mega man This video was shot using a Canon PowerShot SD 850 IS
Musical Tesla Coils Play Legend of Zelda This Tesla Coil demonstration is playing The Legend of Zelda. DucKon 18. Chicago, IL. Awesome.
How to Make Clay Pottery : How to Make a Coil Pot Learn how to build coils by hand for a clay coil pot and learn about this and more in this free arts and crafts video series on making pottery. Expert: Roy Stringfellow Bio: Roy Stringfellow was influenced by the Native American pottery in New Mexico and fell in love with the art of making pottery. Filmmaker: Mike Phillips
ArcAttack! Musical Tesla Coils Austin band ArcAttack! performs at Maker Faire Bay Area 2010 with their musical tesla coils.
Kinect-Controlled Tesla Coils: The Evil Genius Simulator imakethin.gs http In the pub after Day 1 of the 2011 Maker Faire UK, Tom Wyatt and the London Hackspace team came up with an idea — Kinect-controlled Tesla coils, or the "Evil Genius Simulator". Tom Wyatt had a chat with the team from BrightArcs, who'd brought their giant Tesla coils along. A few hours of quick hacking later it was real. Thanks to Sam Cook for helping to film!
Kubik Coil (First Coil) 001 This this a First Stage of a Kubik Coil. It has some very Interesting Characteristics. Like it can make Magnets Vibrate to Produce Music..... It is wired up the same as a Rodin coil for the first winding then the rest are 120 degrees out of phase. My coil Is different to Rodins even though it uses his maths it is Phased at 120 degrees and uses 3 coils, I will not be using My Coil at present to Make videos unless people wish me to Email me or leave comments! I was told even though the Rodin Coil was Public Domain that I was confusing people. A Kubik Coil is a Three Coiled Rodin Coil Phased at 120 degrees I think people understand. I wanted to differentiate that a kubik coil is a Rodin Coil that has 3 coils and is 120 degrees out of phase and I might take the hairdryer too it... ;-) Please look into Rodins Coil Design, More to follow once I have the Second and Third Coil up and running.. Enjoy and please comment... Paul.. Please Donate Now, so I Can Keep Making Quality Videos: Thanks for your support..
Giant Tesla Coils in Russia!!! Marx Generators for testing insulators One of my viewers sent me these pictures from Russia +55° 55' 26.15", +36° 49' 10.97" These are High-Voltage Pulse Generators (marx generators) that belong to the All-Russian ElectroTechnical Institute's "high-voltage scientific research center" A bit different than Tesla Coils, but based on the same principal only built up in series to achieve much higher voltages. Generators this large certainly produce enough power to effect local weather and possibly enough to electrically charge the upper atmosphere, similar to harp except that haarp can pin-point locations using specific ELF frequencies unlike these Tesla coils which produce incredibly high (electro-static) voltages. The purpose and outcomes of this, rather odd science projekt, is still not quite clear. (k added for emphasis) One possible explanation is that they are used to study the behavior of equipment under powerful electromagnetic radiation comparable to that of a nuclear explosion. Another theory is that the All-Russian ElectroTechnical Institute's "high-voltage scientific research center" is creating their own version of HAARP High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program. www.haarp.alaska.edu For more pictures visit Please rate, and leave a comment with any information you may have. Another side note to my viewers, if you come across anything you think I might be interested in, please don't hesitate! Send it along! The worst case scenario is I simply ...
Dancers generate lighting See performers who appear to generate lightning from their heads. Find out how they do this here:
This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren "Cocteau Twins" This Mortal Coil
The Masters of Lightning Play Popcorn on Zeusaphones @ Penguicon 2008 (9a3) The Masters of Lightning--Steve Ward, Jeff Larson & Terry Blake--play Popcorn on the twin Musical Tesla Coils at Penguicon in Troy, MI 4/19/08 Video shot with a Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Tesla Coil Music
How to Use the Coiling Gizmo - The coiling gizmo is just that, a gizmo, that can transform wire and a few seed beads into a unique funky bead. I will demonstrate how to make a beaded coiled bead and continuous coils. I may come up with a few other items to show too! Coiling Gizmo can be found at
Jewelry Making with Beaducation, Coiling Wire by Hand Part 1 Join Lisa Niven Kelly of as she gives you a quick overview on coiling wire by hand. Learn tips and tricks to get perfect coils that you can incorporate into all your projects. Watch as Lisa covers the basics of coiling using a few handy tools to help in the process. To learn more about our jewelry making classes, visit ut !
Rodin Starship Coil Starshipship Winding Guide You can make many styles of Rodin Coils with this winding jig. Today's video shows you how to wind the simple starship model Yet the same jig can be used for the classic model. The next video will show you how to convert any video / computer CRT monitor to a magnetic field ***yzer with no parts needed.
Overview of my Large tesla Coil This is a brief disciption and demonstration of my largest Tesla coil. I will folow this up later with more video reports to give more detail on the different components and therory of operation
Musical Tesla Coils Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Twin Solid State Musical Tesla coils playing Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy at the 2007 Lightning on the Lawn Teslathon sponsored by DC Cox (Resonance Research Corp) in Baraboo WI. The music that you hear is coming from the sparks that these two identical high power solid state Tesla coils are generating. There are no speakers involved. The Tesla coils stand 7 feet tall and are each capable of putting out over 12 foot of spark. They are spaced about 18 feet apart. The coils are controlled over a fiber optic link by a single laptop computer. Each coil is assigned to a midi channel which it responds to by playing notes that are programed into the computer software. These coils were constructed by Steve Ward and Jeff Larson. Video was captured by Terry Blake. What is not obvious is how loud the coils are. They are well over 110dB If you look at another You Tube video which is from a different angle, you can hear the echo off the building and get a better idea of how loud it is.
Solid State Musical Tesla Coil Joe DiPrima and Duck demonstrate the Solid State Musical Tesla Coil
Tesla Coils - Arc Attack - Doctor Who Theme Song - Makers Faire 2010 - San Mateo - No. 1 ArcAttack auditioned for America's Got Talent. ArcAttack employs a unique DJ set up of their own creation to generate an 'electrifying' audio visual performance. The HVDJ pumps music through a PA system while two specially designed DRSSTC's (Dual-Resonant Solid State Tesla Coils) act as separate synchronized instruments. These high tech machines produce an electrical arc similar to a continuous lightning bolt and put out a crisply distorted square wave sound reminiscent of the early days of synthesizers. i filmed this video @ makers faire san mateo expo center.... web site: ArcAttackmusic youtube channel For what it's worth: I happened to aquire a free ticket to the Makers Faire in San Mateo California on May 22 2010 (first time i ever went) as i was walking to the inside building Arkattack started their show looked interesting so i walked over and began filming using my Sony "G" HD video camera and realized as i was filming that the music sounded familiar thinking nothing of it. Then after uploading the raw video onto youtube and finally the first ten post came in on this video one of which the user stated that this is the Doctor Who Theme Song lol then i finally realized whoa i remember watching the Doctor Who show years ago. I had no idea that the video i filmed of ArcAttack's performance would get so many views in such a short time. Then later on it dawned on me whoa i actually unkowingly became a maker at the Makers ...
BIGGG TESLA COIL OF OKLAHOMA 15 FOOT TALL TESLA COIL WITH MAX. SPARKS OF 26 FEET. RUNS UP TO 55000 WATTS IN NEWCASTLE OKLAHOMA.
Arcattack: Faraday Fun- Imperial March Parsec Iron Clad, AKA Patrick, AKA Parsnips MonkeyClown builds and tests a new Faraday suit to the tune of the imperial march.
Twin Musical Tesla Coils playing Mario Bros Twin Solid State Musical Tesla coils playing Mario Bros theme song at the 2007 Lightning on the Lawn Teslathon sponsored by DC Cox (Resonance Research Corp) in Baraboo WI. The music that you hear is coming from the sparks that these two identical high power solid state Tesla coils are generating. There are no speakers involved. The Tesla coils stand 7 feet tall and are each capable of putting out over 12 foot of spark. They are spaced about 18 feet apart. The coils are controlled over a fiber optic link by a single laptop computer. Each coil is assigned to a midi channel which it responds to by playing notes that are programed into the computer software. These coils were constructed by Steve Ward and Jeff Larson. Video was captured by Terry Blake. What is not obvious is how loud the coils are. They are well over 110dB If you look at another You Tube video which is from a different angle, you can hear the echo off the building and get a better idea of how loud it is.
ArcAttack performs the Dr. Who Theme on Twin Tesla Coils Saturday Jan 24 2009 ArcAttack performed at Chattacon 2009. This is ONE of the highlights
BMW E46 M3 Ignition Coil Replacement and Cylinder Misfire This video goes through the steps to to diagnose and replace an ignition coil or coils on a BMW E46 M3 S54 Engine. Be sure to read our tech article at and sign-up for our monthly Tech Tips Email Newsletter. Also you may request a video topic here: Enjoy!
Tesla Guitar I use my Tesla coil as a guitar amp. 250000 volts of distortion! 4
'Poifect Pin Coils!" (Or 'How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pin Curl Set') Instructions for a pin curl set. Pin curls as a styling option are different...this is an actual set to curl the hair, instead of rollers or a curling iron. This also addresses the most common questions I have received concerning pin curls. see the results Here:
Singing Tesla Coil - ArcAttack - Creepy Circus Song Singing Tesla Coils and Robotic Drummer ArcAttack and Craig Newswanger of Resonance Studios present "Creepy Circus Song" Musical Tesla Coils by ArcAttack. Video edited with Ubuntu Studio and Cinelerra. Robotic Drummer and PVC Pipe Organ by Craig Newswanger. Special thanks to Steve Ward.
Homemade Coil Winding Jig I was asked by someone on youtube how I wound my coils. So this is aa jig that I made that allows me to wind them with hands free and to keep track of the number of turns.