Re: mixmaster motor!

Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: mark <moyson-at-tig-dot-com.au>
> hello all,
> do you think i could use a mixmaster(blender from kitchen) to make a rotary
> spark gap? It has a variable speed. would it do?

Interesting idea, due to the fact that the electric mixers (horizontal
type) use a centrifugial spark gap to do the speed control.  I think you
would have torque problems, though.  The motor is geared heavily to get
power to the beaters at low RPM.