Re: Need help

From: 	DR.RESONANCE[SMTP:DR.RESONANCE-at-next-wave-dot-net]
Sent: 	Sunday, August 31, 1997 1:35 AM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: Need help

To: Juan

The solid state coils are neat but usually require a fair amount of time
and experience (and equipment) to set up and get operating properly.  I
would suggest you consider a small to medium size coil operated with a used
neon sign transformer.  Component count is low (only .54 major parts) and
they are easy to build.  You can obtain a FREE design guide for a small
system with 24 in long sparks by sending a 9 x 12" size envelope with
approximately $5.00 affixed postage (Mexico -- but must be US postage) to
Resonance Research Corp, E11870 Shadylane Rd., Baraboo, WI  53913.  The
information in this small booklet will help you get started in the right


> From: 	Juan Castro[SMTP:jcastro-at-uninet-dot-net.mx]
> Sent: 	Saturday, August 30, 1997 10:47 PM
> To: 	Tesla List
> Subject: 	Need help
> I am totally newbie to the art and science of making a tesla coil. I wish
> to create one for a science project in my school.
> I would appreciate any suggestion regarding materials, information, or
> comments about security and aspects of building, testing, etc.
> I also found an article in the 1993 Electronics Experimenters Handbook
> (from Radio Electronics) about constructing a Tesla coil driven by "solid
> state components".
> I think I can get most parts but the primary transformer(s) core(s) and
> bobbin(s) that the magazine mentions (TDK #PC30EER25.5-Z, TDK
> #BEER-25.5-118CP; TDK #PC30EC70-Z, TDK #BEC-70-5116) do not exist around
> here (mexico), are they hard to get they hard to get in the states? ( I
> have some friends that migth retrieve some for me) or you advise using
> other kind of driver or circuit?...
> Thanks!