Re: Science Fair success!
Congratulations! You are correct, Tesla's pioneering work was with AC
electricity. DC was Edison's bag. The judge sounds like a j******.
You might want to try a thicker cable to the ground rod. That might
help with the performance issues. I'm using 2 ga. welding cable.
As for the 11th grader, sounds like he got what he deserved.
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Subject: Science Fair success!
Author: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> at INTERNET
Date: 5/10/00 6:38 AM
Original Poster: Fucian-at-aol-dot-com
Hi all, this is matt and just won the science fair.The judges were very hard
to get along with and stated some false info also.He said Tesla was famouse
for DC and not Ac!? Am I wrong or is he?Several other arguments suggested he
knew very little about tesla coils.Also my sparks were only 7 in!!!They used
to be 15 at home.Is it the ground rod? At home the ground rod was 1ft away
from the coil.At the school it was about 20 or more feet away.Thank goodness
it was only 7 in because a stupid guy in 11th grade went in when no one was
around and turned it on! He said he touched it bare handed right on the
toroid and it knocked him silly.