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Re: Experiments \ Fun with TC's

Original poster: "albert hassick by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <uncadoc-at-juno-dot-com>

Hi all.  I just love it when AOL sends me a new version of their service
on a CD.  I stick em on the top of the Tesla and watch the fireworks! 
Love that show!  I have never had a CD create any problems with flaking
onto the secondary.  Even if there were some flakes, my coil did not
care!  It just blasted them out of the way!  I never had any problems
with blasting a CD atop my Tesla and rather look forward to the show! 
The best one was when we arranged three CD's in a triangular formation
with a beer can in the center as a topload, wow!  Good show!  
On Tue, 15 May 2001 20:17:03 -0600 "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Original poster: "Hans Scholze by way of Terry Fritz 
> <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <hanscs-at-eagle.ptialaska-dot-net>
> Yes, a CD on a Tesla coil is rather cool, but I would not recommend 
> it.
> When I tried it, the arc blasted all of the metal off the CD.  The 
> tiny
> flakes of metal floated down and electrostatically stuck to my 
> secondary,
> causing corona and small arcs.  I very quickly unplugged it so there 
> was no
> damage, but my secondary probably would have arced over if I had 
> left it
> running.  Not to mention the flakes stick to everything else  and 
> cause
> quite a mess.  I recommend stuffed animals as a substitute.  Just be 
> ready
> with a fire extinguisher :-)
> Hans
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 6:02 AM
> Subject: Re: Experiments \ Fun with TC's
> > Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
> <Kidd6488-at-aol-dot-com>
> >
> > Materials needed:
> >
> > Tesla Coil (duh)
> > Coathanger (only if you dont have a breakout point on your toroid)
> > CD (one of those AĜL trial CDs)
> >
> > Bend the coathanger so it can sit over your toroid with a straight 
> part
> out
> > Put the breakoutpoint or hanger through the CD hole an let it hang 
>   (or
> give
> > it a spin :-) )
> > Power up!
> > I haven't tried this yet but I've heard of people getting the CD 
> to burn
> cool
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