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.

______________________________ Reply Separator
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.